Equine Sales Company today announced that it will hold its Consignor Select Yearling Sale on September 7, 2016, in Opelousas, Louisiana. This will be the first unified yearling sale held by Equine Sales together with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA). A mutual agreement between Equine Sales and the LTBA was announced earlier this week. The LTBA and Equine Sales will now work jointly to promote and support the September sale.
“We are thrilled to have the endorsement of the LTBA and truly believe that by working together we can grow the market for Louisiana-bred horses, both nationally and within the state,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director for Equine Sales. “We expect to have robust interest from both consignors and buyers for this joint yearling sale, especially with the support and promotion of the LTBA.”
Equine Sales also announced that it is still accepting consignments for its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be held May 10.
“We already have a strong catalogue on tap for that sale,” noted Bridewell, “and we are getting a lot of calls about the new Equine Sales Oaks and Equine Sales Derby that will debut this year.”
The new races for sale graduates, to be run May 6 and 7 at Evangeline Downs, will each feature a $75,000 purse for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles. Horses going through the ring at this year’s 2-year-old and yearling sales will be eligible for future runnings.
For more information, go to equinesalesofla.com.