Midnight Lute Filly Tops Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale

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(Opelousas, Louisiana – May 7, 2018) — An accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Midnight Lute sold for $77,000 on Monday to top the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Named Nite Jean, the sale-topper went to prominent Southwest owner Carl Moore from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent. The May foal worked an eighth-mile on Sunday in :10 1/5, just one tick off the fastest time of :10 flat set by a trio of horses. Nite Jean is out of the winning Macho Uno mare St. Jean, who has produced a winner from her only starter and whose second dam is Grade 2 winner and graded stakes producer French Park.
The second-highest price was $65,000 for an accredited Louisiana-bred from the first crop of Sum of the Parts. The filly out of stakes winner La Salle Glory worked :10 flat and went to J. Stevens Bloodstock, agent, from the consignment of Ricky Courville, agent.
J. Stevens Bloodstock also picked up the highest-priced colt and third-highest price overall. The accredited Louisiana-bred by top Louisiana sire Half Ours sold for $55,000 after working :10 2/5.
All told, 42 of 61 horses sold for a total of $733,400. The average 2-year-old price was $18,168 with a median of $12,000. Last year’s sale posted an average 2-year-old price of $20,308 with an identical median. That auction was fueled by two six-figure sales, including an all-time sale record $110,000 for a Flat Out filly named Special Blessing. That filly just won the $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks this past Friday. There were two horses of racing age in this year’s sale that brought a total of $6,700.
“Last year’s 2-year-old sale was our best ever and we knew it would be hard to match those results, but I’m pleased that we came pretty close,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director.
Equine Sales Company has two auctions remaining this year with the Consignor Select Yearling Sale on September 6 and the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale on October 28.
Full results are available at www.equinesalesofla.com.

Three Horses Work :10 Flat for Fastest Time at Equine Sales 2-Year-Old Breeze Show

(Opelousas, Louisiana – May 7, 2018) — A trio of horses worked an eighth-mile in :10 flat during Sunday’s breeze show for Equine Sales Company’s 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction with a catalog of 73 head will be held Monday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana.

The three horses to work the fastest time included Hip 18, a filly named Sallee Sumthing from the first crop of Sum of the Parts. Consigned by Ricky Courville Sales, agent, the accredited Louisiana-bred is out of the stakes-winning Lit de Justice mare La Salle Glory, whose four foals to race are all winners.

Hip 62 was another filly by a first-crop sire to post the co-fastest time. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Fed Biz, the unnamed February foal is out of the A.P. Indy mare Court Reception. That broodmare’s foals include eight winners, topped by Grade 2 winner Ruby’s Reception. The filly is consigned by Twin Oaks Training Center, agent.

Completing the trifecta of runners at :10 flat was an accredited Louisiana-bred by Yes It’s True. From the consignment of Pike Racing, agent, the colt is out of the stakes-placed Officer mare Cute Cadet, whose other registered foal has yet to start.

“In addition to the three working in :10 flat, we had numerous others within range of that time and I think that reflects well on the quality of the catalog from top to bottom,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “Overall it seemed like the consignors and buyers were pleased with the results from the breeze show, so we are looking forward to a good sale.”

Replays of the breeze show, along with the sale catalog, are available at www.equinesalesofla.com. Live video of the sale will also be available on the website.

All graduates of the sale will be eligible for the $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks and $75,000 Equine Sales Derby to be run next year at Evangeline Downs. The 2018 editions of the races were run earlier in the week with Coteau Grove Farms LLC’s Special Blessing, a Flat Out filly who sold for a sale-record $110,000 last year from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent, winning the Oaks, and Four Star Racing’s Double Star, a $9,200 colt by Star Guitar from the consignment of Clear Creek Stud last year, taking the Derby.

 

DOUBLE STAR SHINES IN THE EQUINE SALES DERBY

 

COLT’S THIRD CAREER VICTORY IS HIS FIRST STAKES TRIUMPH

 

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Double Star wins the Equine Sales Derby. Coady Photography.

 

Equine Sales Derby
Evangeline Downs, 5-5-18, 1 Mile, $75,000
3yos

DOUBLE STAR
Star Guitar–Bond Queen
Breeder: Thomas Edward Vinci & Bill Mayfield
Owner: Four Star Racing
Trainer: Robert D. Schultz
Jockey: Jose Andres Guerrero

2nd
Honor My Speed
To Honor and Serve–Unbridled’s Secret
Breeder: Barry Simpson
Owner: Rodney J. Verret
Trainer: Allen Landry
Jockey: Timothy Thornton

3rd
Discreetly D
Discreetly Mine–Evening Muse
Breeder: Michael Villar & Cynthia Villar
Owner: Set-Hut LLC
Trainer: Jerry Delhomme
Jockey: Colby J. Hernandez

 

OPELOUSAS, LA – Four Star Racing’s Double Star claimed the first stakes win of his career on Saturdaynight at Evangeline Downs in the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby. Regular rider Jose Guerrero was aboard for the victory for trainer Robert Schultz.

 

Double Star had to overcome being wide on both turns in the race. The colt was hung five-wide on the first turn and ended up getting a wide run up the backstretch as well, while sitting in mid-pack. Tensas’s Boy set the early fractions of 24 seconds for the quarter-mile and 48.39 for the half-mile. Double Star commenced a four-wide rally on the far turn and was able to power past the early leaders by the top of the stretch. From there, the colt withstood the closing efforts of a 17-1 longshot, Honor My Speed and the 2-1 second choice, Discreetly D, to win by 2-3/4 lengths in a final time of 1:40.21 for the one mile over the fast track.

 

The winner was sent off as the even-money favorite in the Equine Sales Derby. Double Star paid $4.20 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. Honor My Speed finished second and paid $10.40 to place and $5 to show, while Discreetly D finished third and paid $3.20 to show.

 

Double Star is a 3-year-old colt bred in Louisiana by Thomas Edward Vinci and Bill Mayfield. He is by Star Guitar and out of the Stormy Atlantic mare, Bond Queen. Double Star now has three wins in his 10-race career and the $45,000 first-place purse increased his lifetime earnings to $110,820.

 

Evangeline Downs will resume live racing on Wednesday night with a nine-race program. First post time on Wednesday will be 5:50 pm Central Time.

 

For more information on the Thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs, visit the track’s website atwww.evdracing.com. Evangeline Downs’ Twitter handle is @EVDRacing and the racetrack is also accessible on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EvangelineDownsRacing.

 

May Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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May 1

  • LTBA Board of Directors to meet with the Acadiana Caucus in Baton Rouge

May 3, 4, 5, 6

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds

No visitors will be allowed access to New Orleans Office during these days.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

May 3

  • National Day of Prayer

May 4

  • Equine Sales Oaks, Evangeline Downs

May 5

  • Equine Sales Derby, Evangeline Downs
  • Louisiana Downs 2018 Thoroughbred Meet Opens
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Cinco De Mayo

May 6

  • Equine Sales Two Year Olds In Training Breeze Show
  • LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, 5:00 p.m., at Equine Sales Facility, Opelousas, LA

May 7 

  • Equine Sales Two Year Olds In Training Sale
  • Nominations for LTBA Board of Directors due from LTBA membership. Resume and photo of prospective board members also due.

May 13

  •     Mothers Day

May 19

  •  Preakness Stakes
  • Armed Forces Day

May 21

  • LTBA 2017-18 Membership Forms mail

May 26

  • Louisiana Legends Night – Eight stakes races for Accredited Louisiana Bred Thoroughbreds worth total purses of $750,000

May 28

  • Memorial Day

May 31

  • Louisiana Futurity Forms mail

June 1

  • LTBA Board of Directors Ballots to be mailed out

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Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Sale Set for May 7

(Opelousas, Louisiana – April 30, 2018) — Equine Sales Company will present its 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, on Monday, May 7, with a catalog of 73 head that includes several recent supplements. The sale will be held starting at 1 p.m. with the breeze show set for Sunday, May 6, at 10 a.m. Both the breeze show and sale will be broadcast live on the Equine Sales website, www.equinesalesofla.com, and breeze show replays will also be posted.
As always, the auction features offspring of many top Louisiana stallions, including Half Ours, Custom for Carlos and Star Guitar, and leading national sires including Flat Out (the sire of last year’s $110,000 sale-topper), Hard Spun and Shackleford. Also represented in the catalog are a slew of first-crop sires including Can the Man, Fed Biz, Flashback, Guilt Trip, Itsmyluckyday, Sabercat, Shakin’ It Up and Sum of The Parts.
Also on the schedule, the $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks will be held Friday, May 4, followed by the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby on Saturday, May 5, both at Evangeline Downs for graduates of last year’s 2-year-olds in training sale.
“There are top quality runners in both of those stakes that will showcase some of horses who went through the ring last year,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “I think this year’s catalog is even stronger, so I’m looking forward to seeing these horses at the breeze show and then at the races down the road.”
The sale catalog is online at www.equinesalesofla.com.

EQUINE SALES CO. 2YO SALE CATALOGS NOW ON-LINE

Catalogs for Equine Sales Company 2018 Two-Year-Old In-Training Sale with Horses of Racing Age have been mailed and are now online at www.equinesalesofla.com. or for a direct link, click here.

Supplements are still being accepted for the sale and the catalog is being updated daily.

Sale Date:  Monday, May 7, 2018
Breeze Show:  Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

Consignment contracts can be downloaded by clicking this link:

 

You can visit our website:(www.equinesalesofla.com) or you can contact Equine Sales Company by email (sales@equinesalesofla.com) or call:  337-678-3024.
SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE UPCOMING SALES!!
 
2018 Consignor Select Yearling Sale
Thursday,September 6, 2018
2018 Open Yearling & Mixed Sale
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Equine Sales Company
Office:  337-678-3024 * Fax:  337-678-3028
Sale Director:  Foster Bridewell
Cell:  214-718-7618

April Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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March 27

  • Evangeline Downs to take entries for 2018 Thoroughbred Season opening day

April 1

  • Easter Sunday

April 2

  • Louisiana Downs racing surface opens

April 4

  • Evangeline Downs 2018 Thoroughbred Season Opens  – For any accreditation stamps and any other LTBA needs, please see Michelle Benoit at the EVD HBPA office

April 8

  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, Under Tack Show, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

April 10

  • LTBA to mail checks for Open Breeders Awards earned at the Delta Downs Meet
  • Texas Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale, 12:00 noon, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
  • LTBA Board of Directors Meeting, 11:30 A.M. Prejeans, Carencro

April 17

  • Tax Day – Taxes due

April 24

  • Louisiana State Racing Commission meeting, 9:00 a.m. at Evangeline Downs Event Center, Opelousas, LA
  • LTBA Board of Directors to meet with the Acadiana Caucus in Baton Rouge

April 24-28

  • Ocala Breeders’ Sale, Spring Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

April 27, 28, 29

May 3, 4, 5, 6

  • New Orleans Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds. No visitors will be allowed access to New Orleans Office during these days. We apologize for any inconvenience.

May 6

  • LTBA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, Equine Sales Facility 5:00 P.M.
  • Equine Sales Two Year Olds In Training Breeze Show

May 7 

  • Equine Sales Two Year Olds In Training Sale

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March Calendar of Events

 Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association would like to share the following list of dates of interest to Louisiana horsemen and women.

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March 3

  • Black Gold Overnight S, Fair Grounds
  • Dixie Poker Ace S, Fair Grounds

March 9

  • Owners Appreciation Day Distaff S., Delta Downs
  • Azalea S., Delta Downs

March 10

  • Louisiana Downs Stall Applications Due

March 10

  • Allen Lacombe Overnight S, Fair Grounds
  • Nelson J. Menard Overnight S., Fair Grounds
  • Owners Appreciation Cup S., Delta Downs
  • Pelican S., Delta Downs

March 11

  • Daylight Savings Time starts – change clocks ahead one hour

March 13-14

  • Ocala Breeders’ Sale, March Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale

March 16

  • Evangeline Downs Barn Area Opens (tentative date)

March 17

  • Red Camellia S, Fair Grounds
  • St. Patricks Day

March 19

  • Deadline for Louisiana Horse Spring foal photos

March 20

  • March Equinox, Spring Begins

March 22

  • Louisiana Downs Barn Area Opens

March 24

  • Louisiana Derby Day, New Orleans Fair Grounds: New Orleans Ladies Overnight S., Costa Rising S., Crescent City Derby, Crescent City Oaks, G2 Muniz Memorial H., G2 New Orleans H., G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, G2 Louisiana Derby

March 25

  • Palm Sunday

March 29

  • Maundy Thursday

March 30

  • Good Friday

March 31

  • Star Guitar S., Fair Grounds

 
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Equine Sales Company Announces 2018 Auction Dates

(December 20, 2017 — Opelousas, Louisiana)  Equine Sales Company is pleased to announce the dates for its three auctions in 2018 to be held in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The 2-year-olds in training sale has been set for Monday, May 7, with the breeze show set for May 6, the day after the Kentucky Derby. The consignor select yearling sale will be held Thursday, September 6, and the open yearling and mixed sale will be Sunday, October 28.
“This will mark our seventh year in operation, so I think we have found the proper placement of these sales that works well for horsemen in Louisiana, the Southwest and around the country,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “We had a very strong year in 2017, despite our select sale being impacted by Hurricane Harvey. We are anticipating an even better year in 2018 as we continue with two of the most positive enhancements we have made in recent years with the unified yearling sale in cooperation with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and the Equine Sales Oaks and Derby for sale graduates at Evangeline Downs.”
For more information, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.