Equine Sales Company today announced a catalog of 224 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held September 7 in Opelousas, Louisiana. This year’s offering represents a 19 percent increase from the 188 head consigned last year, and it will mark the first unified yearling sale in partnership with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, which formerly held a separate sale.
“The results of the agreement with the LTBA are evident in this catalog,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director for Equine Sales Company. “Not only do we have significantly more yearlings compared to last year, but we have also seen an increase in the quality of consignments. We have nearly 40 different consignors, including some who are making their first appearance at this sale.”
As usual, the catalog includes offspring of leading Louisiana sires with last year’s top five stallions by progeny earnings—Half Ours, E Dubai, Songandaprayer, D’Wildcat and Closing Argument—all represented, along with many others. The list of prominent national sires represented in the catalog includes Curlin, Gemologist, Into Mischief, Oxbow, Paddy O’Prado, Quality Road and Warrior’s Reward.
Graduates of this sale will be eligible to nominate to the 2018 Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks, both offering a $75,000 purse at Evangeline Downs.
The sale catalog is available online at www.equinesalesofla.com.