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Now with 2 Year Old Entries being accepted!!
Supplements are still being accepted for the sale and the catalog is being updated daily.
Sale Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Breeze Show: Sunday, May 6, 2018
When starting research on injury rates and types of injuries in young Thoroughbreds in training, University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Center scientist and veterinarian Dr. Allen Page discovered he had no current statistics for North America with which to make any comparisons.
Page is hoping to fill this gap with an ongoing appeal to Thoroughbred breaking and training centers in the U.S. and Canada to provide weekly injury and illness reports on 2-year-olds that have not been breezed yet.
“One of the things we noticed as we applied for funding was a lot of data from other countries on horses in training, but there is nothing contemporary for North America,” Page said. “We know training methods are different and surfaces are different, so it makes it difficult for us to try to extrapolate the work we are doing to North America.”
Working with Dr. Tim Parkin, a professor of veterinary epidemiology at the University of Glasgow who does statistical modeling for The Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database, Page has developed a survey that should be easy for trainers to fill out on a mobile phone or tablet.
Trainers are being asked to answer a handful of questions each week about the horses in their care, including the number of training days missed and the reasons for the missed training—bucked shins, stress fractures, exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, respiratory illness, colic, or another non-exercise related injury (such as a laceration), or another malady. They are also asked to record for each horse the number of works or breezes, the distances for each, and the surface of the track or gallop.
“Trainers have a million things to do, we know, and this is now a million and one. So we’ve made the survey as easy to fill out as possible,” Page said. “That early speed training is such an important time for these horses. We know those early breezes set them up for success or potential failure down the road, because this is the time their skeletal systems are developing a response to the stress of training. We want to get a better grasp on that.”
With the year’s first 2-year-olds in training sale less than two weeks away, Page acknowledged the survey request is coming out late in the breaking and training cycle. He hopes, however, to collect some data this year while laying the foundation for more widespread participation starting next fall.
“We will also want to look at the sale horses separately, because that is always the question about horses who are being pushed earlier than those being prepped for the races,” Page said.
While several owners have responded to the survey request, Page said he only wants trainers participating because they are working hands-on with the horses every day. Also, Page stressed, the information provided is confidential.
“We rely on trainers providing us honest information, so when we publish results, we never publish names,” Page said. “If they are the only trainer in a particular small town, we only identify the state. If they are the only trainer in a state, then we don’t report that state. We don’t publish anything that can be tied to a specific trainer, owner, or horses.”
While some participants may be concerned, too, about what the results of such a survey might show, Page points to the progress made at North American racetracks because of the Equine Injury Database. The racetrack fatal injury rate has dropped four consecutive years and is down 23% since 2009, according to an analysis released in March 2017.
“This survey will help as we refine the testing we do in our lab but also give the rest of the industry a good idea of what the overall injury rate is and where there is room for improvement, if there is,” Page said. “So come one, come all.”
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(Opelousas, Louisiana — May 7, 2017) The breeze show for the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale was held Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana, and a total of eight horses posted a clocking of :10 1/5 to tie for the fastest time at the eighth-mile distance. The auction is set for Tuesday at 11 a.m. Central.
The eight horses with the fastest time included: hip 6, a colt by Private Vow; hip 13, a filly by Tale of the Cat; hip 17, a filly by Star Guitar; hip 26, a filly by Songandaprayer; hip 27, a filly by Time Bandit; hip 29, a filly by Flat Out; hip 30, a filly by Songandaprayer; and hip 40, a colt by Discreet Cat.
From a handful of horses to work two furlongs, hip 56, a daughter of Tale of Ekati, posted the fastest time of :22 4/5.
“I’m very pleased with the quality of horses we had out on the track today, and I think the times reflect that there are plenty of good runners here,” said Foster Bridwell, sales director. “Plus, we just had another reminder on Friday about how strong the Louisiana breeding program has become with Big World, a Louisiana-bred by Louisiana stallion Custom for Carlos, winning the Grade 1 La Troienne at Churchill Downs. We also have several quality individuals in the sale that were bred outside of Louisiana.”
All graduates of the sale will be eligible for the 2019 Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks, which will offer purses of $60,000 apiece at Evangeline Downs. This year’s editions of those races were run over the weekend with Evelyn Benoit’s Brittlyn Stable sweeping both stakes with Magic Vow in the Derby and Bermuda Star in the Oaks. The latter also became the first stakes winner sired by Brittlyn-owned stallion and four-time Louisiana Horse of the Year Star Guitar.
Live video of the sale will be available at www.equinesalesofla.com. Videos of the breeze show are also posted now.
Louisiana bred two year olds did very well at the OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale Sale which concluded Friday, April 28 with across-the-board records.
Of the seventeen Louisiana breds offered, 14 sold through the ring for total of $1,154,000, and an average of $82,429.
Three Louisiana breds sold for prices topping $100,000.
Hip # 1060, a colt by Northern Afleet-Skip Queen consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent was purchased by Ed & Susie Orr for $300,000.
Hip #713, a colt by Into Mischief-Love Catcher consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent was purchased by Gayle Van Leer, Agent for $260,000.
Hip #111, a filly by Soldat-An Absolute Ten consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., Agent was purchased for $120,000 by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt.
The following horses are eligible for the Equine Sales Oaks and Equine Sales Derby which will run May 5th and May 6th respectively at Evangeline Downs in Carencro, Louisiana.
EQUINE SALES DERBY ELIGIBLES
3 YR OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS
A restricted stake for 3-year-old Colts and Geldings which are sales graduates from any Equine Sales Company of Louisiana sale or have passed through the 2015 Louisiana Breeders Sale Company auction.
EQUINE SALES OAKS ELIGIBLES
3 YR OLD FILLIES
A restricted stake for 3-year-old Fillies which are sales graduates from any Equine Sales Company of Louisiana sale or have passed through the 2015 Louisiana Breeders Sale Company auction.
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2017 TWO YEAR OLD IN TRAINING SALE WITH RACE AGE HORSES
SALE DATE: MAY 9, 2017
BREEZE SHOW: MAY 7, 2017
Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog
Equine Sales Company has released a catalog of 67 head for its 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale set for May 9 in Opelousas, Louisiana. The breeze show is scheduled for May 7.
While the catalog has a strong offering of established stallions, it also stands out for its selection of young sires with promising futures like Orb, Violence, Bullet Train, Power Broker, Jimmy Creed, Flashpoint, Data Link, Flat Out, To Honor and Serve, Tapizar, Point of Entry, Bind, Dialed In and Redding Colliery.
The catalog also includes many of the leading juvenile and overall sires in Louisiana, including Yankee Gentleman, Songandaprayer, Star Guitar, Custom for Carlos, D’Wildcat, Closing Argument and Run Production. Prominent national sires are also represented, including Tale of the Cat, Eskendereya, Dunkirk, Discreet Cat, Lookin at Lucky and El Corredor, a former leading stallion in Louisiana.
“The catalog is comprised mainly of Louisiana-breds, and that remains the main focus of the sale, but we also have some nice Kentucky-breds this year,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “We are still accepting supplements, and I expect several more horses to be added in the coming weeks.”
All graduates of the sale will be eligible for the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby and $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks to be run in 2018 at Evangeline Downs.
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