Equine Sales Company Announces a Reduction in RNA Commissions

EQUINE SALES COMPANY

Announces 

a Reduction in RNA

Commissions over $50k

 for 

2020 Consignor Select

Yearling & 2 Year Old Sale

Important Announcement:
In an effort to better accommodate our Consignors and Breeders during these unprecedented circumstances,  the Board of Directors of
Equine Sales Company
has voted in favor of reducing the “Reserve Not Achieved” (RNA) commission on any amount over $50,000 from 5% to 2.5 %.
Also Please Make Note of the fast approaching entry deadline.
Deadline for Entries:
JUNE 5, 2020
Consign Now!!
 
For any questions or to submit contracts
Please Contact Sales Director,
Foster Bridewell for assistance.
2020 Consignor Select Yearling 
Sale Date has been changed to:
Thursday, August 20, 2020
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You can visit our website:  www.equinesalescompany.com
or you can contact Equine Sales Company
or call:  337-678-3024 to speak to our Sales Director:
Foster Bridewell
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Equine Sales Company Changes Sale Date to August 20

2020 Consignor Select Yearling Sale Date has been changed
New Date is Thursday, August 20, 2020

 

The Board of Directors of Equine Sales Company voted in favor of changing the date of our 2020 Consignor Select Yearling Sale including Two Year Old in Training from September 3, 2020 to August 20, 2020.

With the announcement of Fasig-Tipton consolidating their three yearling sales which will be held on September 9th and 10th in Lexington, KY and the Kentucky Oaks and Derby scheduled for September 4th & 5th, 2020, the board decided the previous sale date would need to be changed.  By getting ahead of these events, the new date of Equine Sales’ yearling and 2 year old sale will enable more buyers to attend the sale avoiding the congested sale and event calendar in early September.

Also the Consignor Select Yearling sale will now be the first yearling sale of the year and the Board of Directors feel that this will allow breeders and consignors the best opportunity for their offerings.

Please Save this New Date into you Calendars.  Updated Contracts are now Available.  See above link.

New Deadline for Entries:
JUNE 5, 2020
2020 Consignor Select Yearling Sale Date
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Please Contact Sales Director, Foster Bridewell for assistance

Website:  www.equinesalescompany.com
email: (sales@equinesalesofla.com)
or call:  337-678-3024 to speak to our Sales Director: Foster Bridewell

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Record Number of Entries in Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, New Incentives Announced

The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park are pleased to announce a record number of consignments to the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. A total of 182 head, pending the addition of supplements, have been entered in the sale set for Friday, April 3, at 12 noon at Lone Star. The under tack show will be held Wednesday, April 1, at 10 a.m. at the track.

This year’s head count is up nearly 35 percent from last year’s 135 (including supplements) and more than double the number in the 2016 sale, which was the first held jointly by the TTA and Lone Star.

“We expected to have more entries after the passage of beneficial legislation in Texas last year, but we were a little surprised by just how much interest there’s been from both consignors and buyers,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA. “We are excited about the two incentive programs related to this sale and the overall increase in purses in Texas and incentives for Accredited Texas-breds.”

The passage of H.B. 2463 is expected to inject up to $25 million annually into the Texas horse industry, and its effect is already being seen with increased purses in 2020 for the current Sam Houston Race Park meet and upcoming Lone Star meet.

In addition, money generated by H.B. 2463 is being used to provide a rebate of up to one-half of the entry fee to consignors at this sale. Plus, all graduates of this sale will be eligible for a new purse incentive program for all races this year at Texas tracks. The incentive is available for all graduates, regardless of where they were bred.

As always, sale graduates will be eligible for the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity this summer at Lone Star with divisions for fillies and colts/geldings offering purses of $100,000-estimated apiece.

The list of nationally prominent stallions in the sale is far more extensive than in recent years, including Animal Kingdom, Bodemeister, Candy Ride, Fusaichi Pegasus, Goldencents, Kitten’s Joy, Maclean’s Music, Overanalyze, Palace, Tapiture and Uncle Mo.

This year’s catalog includes offspring of many of the Southwest’s leading and emerging stallions, including Astrology, Bradester, Court Vision, Custom for Carlos, Early Flyer, Flat Out, Half Ours and Too Much Bling.

For more information and the online catalog, including photos and videos after the under tack show, go to ttasales.com.

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Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton And Ocala Breeders’ Sales Announce Major Reforms To Medication And Riding Crop Policies For 2-Year-Old Sales

Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. and Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Inc. today jointly announced significant changes to policies regarding medication, including restriction of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and a ban on bronchodilators at all 2-year-old sales, and limited use of riding crops at under tack shows. The revised Conditions of Sale for each sales company take effect March 2020.

These proactive measures demonstrate continued uniformity among the United States’ three largest Thoroughbred auction houses and are the latest round of leadership reforms undertaken in recent years, following action in 2009 to ban the use of anabolic steroids in sales horses and last year’s ban on the off-label use of bisphosphonates in horses younger than four years old.

Keeneland president and CEO Bill Thomason, Fasig-Tipton president Boyd T. Browning Jr. and OBS President Tom Ventura said in a joint statement: “We continue to refine and adapt our policies with the overriding goal of protecting both the human and equine athletes while providing our customers the best opportunity for success at the racetrack.”

Medication Reforms

The following changes in the medication rules will be in place for all 2-year-old sales at each of the three auction companies:

– No more than one NSAID may be administered. Stacking of NSAIDS is prohibited; and

– Bronchodilators (Clenbuterol, Albuterol and all other bronchodilators) are prohibited substances and may not be administered.

No medication may be administered 24 hours prior to a horse’s performance in an under tack show. The schedule for administration of permitted medication at Keeneland’s April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be governed by the rules of racing as set forth by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Use of a Riding Crop and Spurs at an Under Tack Show

All three sales companies now prohibit the excessive use of a riding crop on the track. Under the enhanced guidelines, a rider may remove his or her hands from the reins and strike a horse once behind the girth only prior to the starting pole at which the horse begins to breeze. At any time after the start of the breeze, a rider may only use the riding crop while both hands are holding the reins and may not strike the horse behind the girth. A rider is prohibited from striking the horse in any manner beyond the finish line. In situations where the safety of the horse or rider is in jeopardy, a riding crop may be used in front of the girth. Spurs are not allowed.

Any infraction of this policy may result in a substantial fine to be paid by the consignor, and chronic offenders may be banned from riding on the sales grounds.

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Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Set for March 31

The 2020 Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at Lone Star Park. The breeze show will be held at the Dallas-area track on Sunday, March 29. The auction is a joint venture by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park. 

“Our yearling and mixed sale at Lone Star Park in August had gross sales and average prices both jumping by more than 20 percent, and we expect that momentum to continue into the 2-year-old sale,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “The Southwest area has been strong for many years, and now with this very important legislation recently passed to boost the industry in Texas the region will get even stronger.” 

Sale graduates will be eligible for the 2020 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity to be run in divisions for fillies and colts/geldings at Lone Star in July. The estimated purse for each division is $100,000. 

“With new legislation passed to enhance purse money at Texas tracks and funds for the Accredited Texas-bred program, there is a lot of optimism for 2020 and beyond,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association. “We’ve already noticed an uptick in interest as breeding season approaches, so that bodes well for the future of Texas racing and breeding.”

The entry deadline for the sale is January 15, 2020, and consignment contracts and more information is available at www.ttasales.com.

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Agent Stevens Likes What He Finds at Louisiana Sale

Purchased Calibrachoa filly for $45,000 to top this year’s sale.

 

Josh Stevens is a regular at all prominent North American sales, but for the past two years he has also been in action at the Equine Sales of Louisiana’s 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Opelousas, La., an auction that is below the radar for many bloodstock agents.

Stevens, who said he started attending Equine Sales of Louisiana when his clients began sending horses to race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, purchased a gray/roan daughter of Calibrachoa for $45,000 at this year’s renewal April 2. The price was the highest paid for any horse at the auction, which also included broodmares and racing or broodmare prospects.

 

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Fillies Set Pace at Texas 2-Year-Old Sale

After four fillies tied for the fastest time during Sunday’s under tack show at Lone Star Park, fillies again took center stage in Wednesday’s Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale with the five highest prices. The auction, sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park, was held at the Dallas-area track.

From 110 horses going through the ring, 75 head sold for a total of $1,751,400. The median was $14,500, up 10.69% from last year’s $13,100, and the average dipped 9.27% from $25,737 to $23,352. Buy-backs at this year’s sale came in at 31.82% compared to 20.75% last year when 84 of 106 head sold for a total of $2,161,900. 

“Overall we were pretty pleased with the results,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “I’m happy to see that the median jumped up. Last year we had four horses break $100,000 compared to two this year, so that affected the average a bit but there was strong demand in the middle of the market as evidenced by the median going up. I heard from several horsemen today who said they were impressed by the quality of horses brought by our consignors.” 

Hip 21, a daughter of Street Boss who worked an eighth-mile in :10.3 in Sunday’s under tack show, topped the sale with a $150,000 bid from Maui James. Consigned by Asmussen Horse Center, agent, the unnamed Kentucky-bred is the first foal out of the winning Successful Appeal mare I Have a Price.

Maui James was the leading buyer with two purchases for $203,000 with Danny Keene ranking second with four bought for $171,000. 

The second-highest price was for hip 131, All in Harmony. The Kentucky-bred filly by Palace Malice went for $140,000 to Carl R. Moore Management LLC from the consignment of Twin Oaks Training Center LLC, agent. She is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Cativating and worked a furlong in :10.3.

The highest-priced male, and sixth-highest overall, was hip 129. The Oklahoma-bred colt named Duffield and sired by Kennedy sold for $62,000 from Bryan Ford, agent, to John James. 

Complete results are posted at www.ttasales.com.

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Louisiana-Bred Among Quartet of Fillies Tied for Fastest Time at Texas 2YOs in Training Under Tack Show

Four fillies clocked an eighth-mile in :10 2/5 on Sunday at Lone Star Park during the under tack show for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. The auction, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will be held this Wednesday at noon. The sale is sponsored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park.

“We saw some great times considering the track was a bit heavy from some significant rain last night, and early on during the under tack there was a pretty stiff head wind,” said Tim Boyce, sales manager.

The first horse to clock the co-fastest time of the day was hip 35, a Kentucky-bred from the first crop of Florida Derby (G1) and Donn Handicap (G1) winner Constitution. Consigned by Diamond C Racing Stables, she is out of the winning Henny Hughes mare Lil Red Cozette, whose only starter is a stakes winner by Graydar.

Hip 58, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Flat Out from the consignment of Bryan Ford, agent, equaled the fastest clocking. The March 4 foal is the second out of the Dehere mare Preciouspurplerain.

From the consignment of Twin Oaks Training Center, agent, hip 72 also joined the fastest group. The Louisiana-bred is from the second crop of Grade 2 winner Guilt Trip out of the Known Fact mare Seda Fina, whose offspring include multiple stakes winner Su Casa G Casa.

The final horse to work :10 2/5 was hip 133, a Texas-bred daughter of Grade 1 winner Twirling Candy, also consigned by Twin Oaks Training Center, agent. She is the first foal out of the winning War Front mare Clara Kelly.

 Prior to Wednesday’s sale, a pre-sale brunch will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the sales pavilion with a complementary bloody marys and mimosas along with a selection of complimentary breakfast items and food for purchase.

Replays of the under tack show are available at www.ttasales.com.

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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

 TO VIEW THE BREEZE SHOW
 
Equine Sales of Louisiana -2019 Two Years Old in Training Sale - Breeze Show
Equine Sales of Louisiana -2019 Two Years Old in Training Sale – Breeze Show

 

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

 

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Equine Sales Company
372 Harry Guilbeau Road
Opelousas, Louisiana  70570
 
Office:  337-678-3024 * Fax:  337-678-3028
 
Sale Director:  Foster Bridewell
Cell:  214-718-7618
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April Calendar of Events from the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders

 
 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.Brought to you by Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders AssociationWhispering Oaks FarmDaaher and Equine Sales CompanyClick images to link to more information

March 31

  • NEW DATE! LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards BanquetNEW DATE! Equine Sales Pavillion, Opelousas. 3:00 p.m. Featuring music by Rick Mocklin and Southern VoiceNEW DATE!
  • Equine Sales Company Two Year Old In Training Sale and Horses of Racing Age. Breeze Date 10:00 A.M.

April 1

  • Louisiana Downs racing surface opens

April 2

  • Equine Sales Two Year Olds In Training Sale, 11:00 A.M. Opelousas

April 3

  • Evangeline Downs 2019 Thoroughbred Season Opens  – For any accreditation stamps and any other LTBA needs, please see Michelle Benoit at the EVD HBPA office

April 7

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Under Tack Show, 10:00A.M., Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

April 10

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, 12:00 noon, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

April 11

  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 11:30 A.M. Landry’s, Breaux Bridge
  • LTBA to mail checks for Open Breeders Awards earned at the Delta Downs Meet

April 15

  • Tax Day – Taxes due
  • Louisiana State Racing Commission meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans

April 19

  • Good Friday

April 21

  • Easter Sunday

April 23-26

  • Ocala Breeders’ Sale, Spring Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

April 26

  • Evangeline Downs Distaff Stakes

April 27

  • Evangeline Downs Classic Stakes

April 25, 26, 27, 28
May 2, 3, 4, 5

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds

No visitors will be allowed access to New Orleans Office during these days.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.com for cost and availability.

Do you have a date pertaining to Louisiana-breds that you would like included in an upcoming calendar? Please contact Linda 985-386-0360, linda@louisianabred.com or Roger 504-947-4676, roger@louisianabred.comfor consideration.

 

Any questions or need more info call

Roger A. Heitzmann III, Secretary/Treasurer

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association

504-947-4676, 800-772-1195

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