Equine Sales Company today announced its complete 2017 schedule of auctions. In addition to the 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale already announced for May 9 with a breeze date of May 7, two other sales will be held at the Opelousas, Louisiana, facility.
The Consignor Select Yearling Sale will be held Thursday, August 31, and the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Sunday, October 15. All three sales will be held on similar dates compared to the 2016 schedule.
“Equine Sales Company had its best year yet in 2016, and I think we have found a good spot on the calendar for all three sales to work well for consignors and buyers, both nationally and regionally,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director for Equine Sales Company. “The addition in 2016 of the Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs for sale graduates has proven to a big boost for breeders, buyers and consignors, and we look forward to continuing those races in 2017 and beyond.”
The 2016 Consignor Select Yearling Sale marked the first unified yearling sale held with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, which had previously held a separate yearling sale. The unified sale proved to be very successful, and that partnership will continue in 2017.