Louisiana Bred Tops Texas Yearling Sale

Texas Yearling Sale Records Big Jumps in Average and Gross

 

The Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale held Monday at Lone Star Park concluded with strong gains in average and gross receipts, signaling that the recent passage of legislation could be having a positive impact on the industry. The sale was sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park.

In the yearling session, 42 of 65 head sold for a total of $506,000, which was an increase of 22.1% from last year when 44 of 82 sold for $414,300. This year’s average came in at $12,048, up 28% from last year’s $9,416. The median this year dropped to $5,000 from $7,750. Buybacks at this year’s sale were 35.4% compared to 46.3% last year.

“Even with a smaller catalog this year it’s encouraging that we were able to increase the gross sales along with a big surge in the average,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “With as much as $25 million annually expected to be added to the Texas racing program thanks to the bill that was passed, that can only do good things for this sale and for the entire Southwest region in the coming years.”

Hip 61, a Louisiana-bred colt by champion Shanghai Bobby, topped the sale with a $115,000 bid from Summer Grove Farm. Consigned by Clear Creek Stud LLC, agent, the March 5 foal is out of the winning Cobra King mare Viva Vega, who has produced eight winners including stakes winners Southern Dude and Viva Vegas. 

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Hip # 61, Louisiana-bred Shanghai Bobby-Viva Vega colt.

While the sale-topper was bred in Louisiana, the next three highest-priced horses were all Texas-breds by leading Texas stallion Too Much Bling. Tops among the Texas-breds was Hip 42, a colt consigned by Benchmark Training Center, agent, and sold for $60,000 to Anton Kubacak. He is out of the multiple stakes-producing Devil His Due mare Red Thread.

In the mixed portion of the sale, 13 of 17 head sold for a total of $33,100. Show Me the Bling, a winning and Grade 3-placed daughter of Too Much Bling, topped the mixed session, going to CJ Thoroughbred for $14,000. Benchmark Training Center, agent, consigned the 11-year-old broodmare who sold in foal to Alternation.

Next up on the Texas sale calendar is the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. It will be held in the spring of 2020 at Lone Star Park with a date to be announced soon.

For complete results, go to www.ttasales.com.

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EQUINE SALES COMPANY 2019 CONSIGNOR SELECT YEARLING SALE CATALOGS AVAILABLE

EQUINE SALES COMPANY is looking forward to the upcoming 2019 Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held on September 5, 2019, at our facility located at 272 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, Louisiana.
 Although I have not spoken to all consignors, some of the larger consignors including, Clear Creek Stud, Oakridge Farm, 4M Ranch, Red River Farm and Select Sales, have said that this is the best overall consignment, including physicals, that they have brought to Equine Sales Company.
FOSTER BRIDEWELL
Sales Director

September Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Catalog Now Available!!

To Be Held on
Thursday September 5, 2019

 
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To Request a Catalog please call our Office.  We will be happy to assist.

OCTOBER OPEN YEARLING & MIXED SALE

Now Taking Entries into our Open Yearling and Mixed Sale!!

To Be Held on
Sunday October 27, 2019

 
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If you have questions regarding entries into this sale, please call Sales Director, Foster Bridewell, for an evaluation and inspection of your yearlings, weanlings, broodmares or racing prospects.

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Equine Sales Co. Breeze Show Videos Available. Sale Tuesday Starting at 11

EQUINE SALES COMPANY

2019 Two Year Old in Training Sale 

with Race Age Horses.

BREEZE SHOW VIDEOS

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TWO YEAR OLD SALE 
Sale Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Sale starts at 11:00 am
 
 

 

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Opelousas, Louisiana  70570
 
Office:  337-678-3024 * Fax:  337-678-3028
 
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OBS Spring Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. The online catalog’s main page contains a link to a sortable master index providing searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed.

The sortable master index has been updated with advanced search and filter capability to allow shortlist creation. A link to instructions for using the new features can be found in the index header.

The iPad version of the catalog can be accessed via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, receive updates and results, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/

A total of 1,221 juveniles have been cataloged for the four-day sale, set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23rd– 26th with all sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-304 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 305- 608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-912 will be offered Thursday and Hips 913-1221 on Friday.

The Under Tack Show will span six days, beginning Monday, April 15th and continuing through Saturday, April 20th. Hips 1-203 will breeze Monday, Hips 204-406 go on Tuesday, Hips 407-608 on Wednesday, Hips 609-813 go Thursday, Hips 814-1017 on Friday and Hips 1018-1221 go on Saturday. All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. The Under Tack Show and Sale will be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN and Blood-Horse websites.

 

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Keeneland Adds Horses of Racing Age to April Sale

Addition designed to complement 2-year-olds, offer variety to buyers.

 

Keeneland has expanded the April Sale, which traditionally features only 2-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age this year, the Lexington operation announced Jan. 30.

The April Sale is scheduled for April 9, immediately following the spring meet opening weekend that kicks off April 4. Headlining the nine stakes that weekend are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), both classic prep races.

“Keeneland’s spring meet is a convergence of horsemen heading home from their winter bases,” said Bob Elliston, Keeneland’s vice president of racing and sales. “The addition of a horses of racing age component to the April Sale complements our racing program and offers variety to buyers in town for opening weekend.”

Entry deadline for the online horses of racing age catalog is March 15, and entries for the 2-year-olds in training catalog close Feb. 1. Supplemental entries will be accepted after both deadlines.

Keeneland conducted the April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale from 1993-2014. At the 2014 April Sale, the auction house sold 38 head for a total of $8,769,000 and an average of $230,763, including future champions Lady Eli and Roy H. The sale topper, a Malibu Moon  colt out of Tap Your Heels, the dam of Tapit , brought $1 million. The sale has been on hiatus since then.

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EQUINE SALES COMPANY Announces Complete 2019 Auction Schedule

Yearlings Sales Dates Confirmed
Equine Sales Company has released its complete 2019 schedule of sales after previously announcing that the 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held April 2. All auctions will be held in Opelousas, Louisiana.
 
The 2019 schedule includes the 
Consignor Select Yearling Sale on 
Thursday, September 5

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and the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale on Sunday, October 27.
While the 2-year-old sale is being held about a month earlier than in previous years, the other two sales are essentially on the same spot on the calendar.
 
“We believe the earlier 2-year-old sale will work well for buyers and consignors according to the feedback we received,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “But we also received word from our customers that the other two sales were already well placed on the calendar. Our select sale last year was one of our best ever, so we want to stick with what is working.”
 
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2019 TWO YEAR OLD 
IN TRAINING SALE
 
WITH HORSES OF RACING AGE
 
 
Sale Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Breeze Date:  Sunday, March 31, 2019
 
 
We are continuing to accept consignments for the
2019 TWO YEAR OLD IN TRAINING SALE WITH HORSES OF RACING AGE, which will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
The Breeze Show will be Sunday, March 31, 2019
Consignment contracts can be downloaded by clicking this link
You can visit our website:  www.equinesalescompany.com
or you can contact Equine Sales Company
or call:  337-678-3024.

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EQUINE SALES COMPANY Two Year Old In Training Sale with Horses of Racing Age Contracts Now Available

 
NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FOR THE

2019 TWO YEAR OLD 
IN TRAINING SALE
 
WITH HORSES OF RACING AGE
 
 
Sale Date:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Breeze Date:  Sunday, March 31, 2019
 
 
We are now accepting consignments for the
2018 TWO YEAR OLD IN TRAINING SALE WITH HORSES OF RACING AGE, which will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
The Breeze Show will be Sunday, March 31, 2019
Consignment contracts can be downloaded by clicking this link
You can visit our website:  www.equinesalescompany.com
or you can contact Equine Sales Company
or call:  337-678-3024.

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2019 DATE FOR 2YR OLD IN TRAINING SALE MOVED TO
APRIL 2ND!!
Equine Sales Company has announced that its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, traditionally held in early May, will instead be held earlier in 2019. The dates have been set for Tuesday, April 2, with the breeze show set for Sunday, March 31, in Opelousas, Louisiana.
“Our Board of Directors and Sales Committee responded to feedback received from our dedicated buyers and consignors and think this will be good fit for everyone,” said Foster Bridewell, Sales Director of Equine Sales Company. “Many 2-year-olds in this region have traditionally been prepared to race opening weekends of Evangeline Downs, Louisiana Downs and Lone Star Park. This shift in date will allow buyers and their trainers to purchase horses that will hopefully be ready to run in the early Summer races.”
Consignment information and deadlines for the 2-year-old sale will be posted in the future at www.equinesalescompany.com
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Pair of $50,000 Fillies Pace Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

(October 29, 2018 – Opelousas, Louisiana) – The Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale, held Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana, got off to a strong start with a pair of Louisiana-bred yearling fillies bringing $50,000 apiece early in the auction, and the final results showed big increases from last year.
All told, the yearling and mixed sessions combined for sales of $333,100 with 85 of 126 head sold for an average price of $3,919. Last year’s auction reported gross sales of $203,350 with 84 of 183 sold with an average of $2,421. Last year’s top-seller came in at $17,000.
“It was great to see the upward trend continue in Louisiana after we had a very successful select yearling sale in September,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “Having two horses bring $50,000 is a big deal for the open yearling and mixed sale, plus we had good results overall with a jump in average over last year.”
The first filly to bring $50,000 was hip 10, a daughter of Proud Citizen who sold to Charles Castille from the consignment of Brown’s Thoroughbred Farm. Named Gator Proud, the April filly is a full sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Miz Ida out of the stakes winning and Grade 3-placed Green Alligator mare May Gator.
The other $50,000 filly was hip 18, Blessed Anna, who sold to Virginia Lazenby from Select Sales, agent for Coteau Grove Farms LLC. The February foal is from the first crop of the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Fast Anna and out of Pleasantly Blessed, a multiple stakes winner by Pleasant Tap whose three foals to race are all winners.
For complete results, go to www.equinesalescompany.com.
This marked the final sale of the year for Equine Sales Company. Next up in 2019 is the 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale set for April 2.
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More than 130 Head Consigned to Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

Equine Sales Company has announced a catalog of 134 head for its upcoming Opening Yearling and Mixed Sale to be held Sunday, October 28, at 12 noon in Opelousas, Louisiana. The sale company is still accepting supplements, so the catalog is likely to grow before the auction.

The yearling session will include 55 head and will be immediately followed by the mixed session with weanlings, 2-year-olds and broodmares. Many of the broodmares will sell in-foal.

This sale comes on the heels of the Consignor Select Yearling Sale last month, which was one of the most successful auctions since the sale company was founded in 2012. The September sale posted big increases over last year with gross sales of nearly $2 million.

“We had a great auction last month so we hope that will carryover to this sale,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “The catalog for this sale is smaller than last year but it has plenty of quality and should provide options for just about every buyer.”

 

The online catalog is available at www.equinesalescompany.com.

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Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Set For April 9

Keeneland officials announced September 14, 2018, that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held Tuesday, April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held Monday, April 8.

“Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 September Yearling Sale graduates participating,” Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said.

“The April Sale affords horsemen several unique advantages,” Elliston said. “One is the opportunity to present a consignment before a number of prominent owners and trainers at Keeneland for opening weekend of the Spring Meet, which begins April 5, and includes the Toyota Blue Grass. Another is the chance to breeze your juvenile over Keeneland’s dirt track and turf course, two of the best racing surfaces in the country.”

Keeneland conducted its April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale from 1993-2014. The sale has been on hiatus since 2015.

The April Sale has a proven record of success, having produced 2017 champions Lady Eli and Roy H in its final edition in 2014. The auction counts six classic winners among its graduates: Belmont (G1) winner Palace Malice; Preakness (G1) winner and champion Lookin At Lucky; Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness winner and champion Big Brown; Kentucky Derby and Belmont winner and champion Thunder Gulch; and Kentucky Oaks (G1) winners Keeper Hill and Gal in a Ruckus. Champion Beautiful Pleasure also is an April sale graduate.

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