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Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog, Stakes Set for Derby Day Weekend at Evangeline

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. It was also announced that the Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks will be held May 5-6 at Evangeline Downs.

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.

For more information and to view the online catalog, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.

Kentucky Derby weekend at Evangeline Downs will not only include the simulcast of the Run For The Roses from Churchill Downs, but also the $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks on Friday, May 5, and the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby on Saturday, May 6.

The Equine Sales Oaks is a restricted stake for 3-year-old fillies which are sales graduates from any Equine Sales Company or have passed through the 2015 Louisiana Breeders Sale Company auction. The Equine Sales Oaks will run at 1-1/16 miles on the main track.

The Equine Sales Derby is a restricted stake for 3-year-old colts and geldings which are sales graduates from any Equine Sales Company sale or have passed through the 2015 Louisiana Breeders Sale Company auction. The Equine Sales Derby will run at 1-1/16 miles on the main track.

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