The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is hosting Oct. 1 a yearling sale followed by a mixed session under the banner of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana.
“We have a very strong catalog of quality Louisiana-accredited yearlings in this year’s catalog,” said Breeders Sales of Louisiana director Tom Early. “Louisiana has one of the best breeders incentive programs in the United States. It rewards the breeders of these young horses and encourages quality breeding for race horses.
“I expect this year’s sale to continue the momentum that started with the sale last year and anticipate an increased interest from buyers,” he added. “The increase in purses is due to be evident by the time this year’s yearling crop reach racing age.”
The sale will be held at the Equine Sales Co. auction house at 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, La. All horses in the sale will be on the grounds by noon Sept. 30.
“Louisiana-breds have been very popular at the sales around the country. Now with the introduction of sports betting and the coming of Historical Horse Racing machines, we anticipate that purses for accredited Louisiana-breds will increase dramatically. We expect the value of, and demand for Louisiana Bred-yearlings to increase substantially as well,” says LTBA secretary/treasurer Roger Heitzmann III.
A digital catalog can also be found on the Equineline Sales Catalog app
More information is available at the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association website: www.louisianabred.com
A New Year, A New Breeding Season, New Stallions
Every new year brings new breeding opportunities. Race horses retire from the track. Stallions that started their careers in Kentucky migrate to regional markets. 2022 brings several exciting stallions to Louisiana, giving breeders in the state several promising new opportunites.
by Tom Early
Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana, which will hold its 2021 Yearling Sale followed by mixed session on October 2nd at Equine Sales Facility in Opelousas, Louisiana has a total of 116 head catalogued. The entries include 85 yearlings, 21 broodmares and 10 weanlings, with supplemental entries still being accepted.
This is a “don’t miss” opportunity to buy a quality Accredited Louisiana Bred with purses expected to rise with the passage of Legislation allowing Historical Racing Games in Louisiana.
Catalogs have been mailed and can be accessed online through this link:
Or to download a pdf of the catalog, click here
For more information or to inquire about supplemental entries, contact Sales Director, Tom Early, 504-452-8208