A Louisiana-bred daughter of Half Ours sold for $69,000 on Monday to top the inaugural Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana. It marked the first juvenile auction for the company, which has previously held three yearling auctions, including one with a mixed session.
In the 2-year-olds in training session of the sale, 36 of 59 horses that went through the ring sold for a total of $604,900, which equates to a healthy average of $16,803 and a median of $11,500. In the horses of racing age session, 14 of 15 head sold for a total of $63,600 with an average of $4,543. All told, total sales for the auction hit $668,500.
“Equine Sales is grateful for the support of both the buyers and consignors at our first 2-year-old sale,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “The results show there is plenty of demand from buyers for 2-year-olds and an ample supply of quality horses to meet that demand. We look forward to growing this sale for years to come.”
The highest price at the sale was hip #26, a filly by Half Ours who went to Energy Solutions Consultants LLL. Consigned by Twin Oaks Training Center, agent, and named Winning Answer, the filly worked a co-fastest eighth-mile in :10 3/5 during Saturday’s breeze show. She is out of the stakes-winning Peteski mare Answer to Me, who is the dam of stakes winner Sports Town.
Nearly equaling that $69,000 sale-topping price was hip #38, a Louisiana-bred colt by Lydgate consigned by C.J. Woodley, agent, which sold for $67,000. Named Missy’sprettyboy and purchased by Joe Duhon, agent for Jim Donnan, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Double Honor mare Double Stuff, who is a full sister to Grade 1-placed stakes winner Lovely Isle.
Next up on the Equine Sales Company calendar is the Consignor Select Yearling Sale on September 3.
To view the complete results of the sale or for more information, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.