Equine Sales Company has announced that their 2014 Consignor Select Yearling Sale will be held on Wednesday, September 3, at its sales facility in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Equine Sales had its first Consignor Select Yearling Sale this past September with impressive results as 132 head were sold for a total of $1,714,300 with an average of $12,987 and a median of $9,000. The buy-back rate was just 18%, and the sale topper was a $140,000 Louisiana-bred colt by Eskendereya that sold to Brian House from consignor Red River Farms.
In 2012, Equine Sales Company held its first ever auction, and that open yearling sale has already produced some notable runners, including Solid Sender, an undefeated winner of two stakes at Evangeline Downs with earnings of $116,055, and Vicar’s in Trouble, an easy 6 ¾-length winner of this year’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes and one of the expected favorites in the Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on February 22 at Fair Grounds Race Course. Vicar’s in Trouble, a Louisiana-bred son of Into Mischief who was consigned by Mark Toothaker for breeder Spendthrift Farm LLC, runs for Eclipse Award-winning owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. The colt is currently tied for seventh with 10 points in the Kentucky Derby points standings that determine eligibility for the Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs.
“In a very short period of time, our auctions have already become known as an excellent option for anyone looking for a high quality racehorse,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “As proven by horses like Solid Sender and Vicar’s in Trouble, whether you are looking to compete in the lucrative Louisiana-bred program or run against graded stakes company, you can find a runner at our sales. Our facilities are second to none in the region, and we look forward to continued growth this year in our quest to make Equine Sales the top choice for consignors and buyers.”
While the majority of horses at Equine Sales Company auctions are Louisiana-breds, they are open to horses bred in other states as well.
Equine Sales Company has scheduled its inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale for April 28 of this year, with the breeze show set for April 26.