Equine Sales Company today announced an initial catalog of 193 head for its Open Yearling and Mixed Sale to be held Sunday, October 16, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana. A supplement to the catalog is currently being compiled, and the final total is expected to easily surpass 200.
This year’s initial catalog includes 65 yearlings and 39 weanlings, up from final totals of 50 yearlings and 35 weanlings last year. There are also 78 broodmares and four horses of racing age consigned this year.
“The success of our Consignor Select Yearling Sale earlier this month is a positive sign for this upcoming auction, and we expect most of the buyers to be back along with some new faces,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director for Equine Sales Company. “Many of the same leading Louisiana sires, plus many top national sires, that were represented in that sale also have offspring in this auction. We also have nearly 70 in-foal mares on offer.”
The Consignor Select Yearling Sale on September 7 recorded a jump of 24 percent in average and 37.5 percent in median even with a larger catalog compared to 2015, and it set a record price for a yearling sold by Equine Sales Company when an Into Mischief colt brought $145,000. That sale marked the first unified yearling sale with Equine Sales Company in partnership with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
To view the online catalog or for more information, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.