Consignments for the annual Silver Cup Yearling Sale, sponsored by the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association, are due June 26.
This year’s sale will be held on Saturday, August 8, at Arapahoe Park racetrack near Aurora, Colo. Sale graduates are eligible for the 2016 Silver Cup Futurities. The 2015 stakes generated purses of $42,048 for the colts and geldings division and $38,393 for the fillies division.
Past sale graduates include Get Happy Mister, recent winner of the San Simeon Stakes (Gr. 3) at Santa Anita. The son of First Samurai also registered stakes wins at Oaklawn and Arapahoe Park’s headline events, the Gold Rush Futurity and Arapahoe Park Classic.
Graded-stakes placed Tenango passed through the same sale ring. The son of Lion Heart has placed in stakes at Belmont, Aqueduct and Laurel.
A son of Big Brown topped the 2015 sale for $26,000, going to Annette Bishop’s Tangarae LLC. Sam Brookover paid $20,000 for a son of Fort Prado, and a daughter of Mr. Nightlinger went to Richard Lueck for $16,500.
The 2015 catalogued 65 horses with 43 selling for an average of $5,937.
For more information, go to COTBA.com or call the CTBA office at 303-294-0260.