Equine Sales Company 2017 Consignor Select Catalog Now Available For Viewing

EQUINE SALES COMPANY

2017 CONSIGNOR SELECT YEARLING SALE

 

CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING

 
JOIN US FOR THE
2017 CONSIGNOR SELECT YEARLING SALE
August 31, 2017
10:00 o’clock AM (CT)
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Opelousas, LA 70570
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EQUINE SALES COMPANY

 NOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS

FOR THE UPCOMING

  2017 Open Yearling & Mixed Sale

which will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017
Consignment contracts are available on our website or by clicking this link:     
Or you can contact Equine Sales Company, 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, LA.
Foster Bridewell:  214-718-7618

Nearly 140 Head Consigned to Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale

(Austin, Texas — July 25, 2017The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced a catalog of 139 head for its Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale on August 21 at Lone Star Park. There are 102 yearlings in the catalog with a mixed session of 37 head. The catalog is nearly identical in size to last year’s, which offered 105 yearlings and 37 head in the mixed session. This will mark the second yearling sale operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association after it took over operation of the Texas auctions from Fasig-Tipton.

 

Leading Texas sire Too Much Bling is well represented in the sale with 10 yearlings, and there are eight yearlings and three weanlings from the first crops of Texas stallion Moro Tap, a son of Tapit and half brother to Grade 1 winner Ascend. Top regional sires including Custom for Carlos, Grasshopper, Half Ours, My Golden Song and Songandaprayer are represented, as are national prominent stallions Strong Mandate, Graydar, Majesticperfection, Take Charge Indy, Sky Mesa, Stay Thirsty, Liaison and Overanalyze.

 

All yearling graduates of this sale will be eligible for the 2018 Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity to be run in two divisions at Lone Star Park. The 2017 editions of the race were run on Saturday, and both were won by horses who had been through the Texas Summer Yearling Sale and the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

 

“We are coming off a big weekend for Texas racing as Keene Thoroughbreds’ Texas Chrome, who sold here as a yearling for $10,000, became just the second Texas-bred millionaire in history, and we had two of the best runnings of the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Futurity in many years,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

 

The $105,600 colts and geldings division went to Galactica, a Texas-bred son of Uncle Abbie who originally sold for just $1,000 as a yearling from Serenity Farm to Thomas Julian and then came back to sell for $52,000 as a 2-year-old from the consignment of Twin Oaks Training Center to Brad Grady and Carl R. Moore Management LLC. Bret Calhoun trains the earner of $79,820 in three starts.

 

Janae, a Louisiana-bred daughter of Closing Argument, took the $97,525 fillies division for owner Susan Moulton and trainer Brandon Jenkins. Janae sold from Benchmark Training Center to Moulton’s Safari Bloodstock for $16,000 as a yearling, and then when consigned by Inside Move as a 2-year-old did not meet her reserve at $35,000. She has now earned $77,123 in four starts.

 

“The goal for this sale has been to increase the quality every year, and I think we’ve accomplished that,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “Direct Dial, who topped last year’s yearling sale, already broke his maiden impressively at Keeneland and then finished second in the Tremont Stakes at Belmont, and we’ve got several horses of similar quality this year.”

 

The online sale catalog features photos and videos along with other enhancements, such as the ability for consignors to easily share information about their horses on social media. The sale is still accepting supplements and those will be added to the website.

 

The TTA will hold a New Owners Seminar with a panel of industry experts on Sunday, August 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A Pre-Sale Party is set for that night at 6 p.m. Both events are free to attend and will be held in the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion.

 

For  more information, go to www.ttasales.com.

More than 200 Head Entered in Equine Sales Consignor Select Yearling Sale

(Opelousas, Louisiana — July 18, 2017) Equine Sales Company has announced a catalog of 214 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale set for August 31 at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana.
“We have just about the same number of yearlings as we did last year, but I think buyers will notice an increase in the sire power of this catalog,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “This will be the second year that we have joined forces with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association to promote a single select yearling sale, and the result of that has been a continued increase in quality.”
Among the first-crop sires represented in the sale are Alpha, Apriority, Cross Traffic, Goldencents, Guilt Trip, Itsmyluckyday, Mucho Macho Man, Revolutionary, Shakin It Up and Sum of the Parts. The list of second-crop stallions with progeny in the sale includes Awesome Patriot, Bind, Flashpoint, Fort Larned, Liaison, New Year’s Day, Oxbow, Paynter, Treasure Beach (GB) and Violence.
The top three Louisiana stallions by 2017 progeny earnings—Half Ours, Songandaprayer and Custom for Carlos—all have numerous yearlings on offer.
Graduates of this sale will be eligible to be nominated to the 2019 editions of the Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks at Evangeline Downs.
The sale catalog is now online, and the auction will be live-streamed at www.equinesalesofla.com.

Equine Sales Company Announces the Addition of Supplements to the 2017 2YO In Training Sale

EQUINE SALES COMPANY

 

ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF THE

CURRENT SUPPLEMENTS TO THE

2017 TWO YEAR OLD IN TRAINING SALE

WITH

RACE AGE HORSES

 

Hip# 68 and Hip #69

 

SALE DATE: MAY 9, 201711:00 AM

BREEZE SHOW: MAY 7, 201710:00 AM

The catalog pages on these supplements are also on our website at www.equinesalesofla.com 

Equine Sales Company would like to invite you to attend the Breeze Show which will be held on Sunday, May 7, 2017, beginning at 10:00 o’clock AM. The sale horses will work on Copper Crowne Training Center’s state of the art training track which is licensed by the Louisiana State Racing Commission. There will be a viewing stand and teletimer located at the finish line for your comfort and convenience. Refreshments will be available.
Dilion Video will have the works available for viewing late Sunday afternoon and will continue playing throughout the day, in the Equine Sales Company pavilion located at 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, LA. They will also be available on the internet at http://www.equinesalesofla.com and on a CD that you can pick up for your personal use.

 
EQUINE SALES OAKS
 
to be run
Friday, May 5, 2017
and
EQUINE SALES DERBY
 
to be run
Saturday, May 6, 2017
at
EVANGELINE DOWNS RACETRACK
 
Equine Sales Company would like to wish all of the connections in the running of these two races the best of luck.

 2017 Consignor Select Yearling Sale
will be held on
Thursday, August 31, 2017
 
Consignment contracts are available on our website or by clicking this link:      2017 Consignor Select Yearling Sale Consignment Contract

Or you can contact Equine Sales Company, 372 Harry Guilbeau Road, Opelousas, LA.
Foster Bridewell:  214-718-7618

Equine Sales Company Now Accepting Consignments to the 2017 Consignor Select Yearling Sale

Equine Sales Company is now accepting consignments to the 2017 Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held Thursday, August 31, 2017 in Opelousas, Louisiana. Consignment contracts are available for download by following this link:

2017 Consignor Select Yearling Sale Consignment Contract

 

 

REMINDER
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE UPCOMING
2017 TWO YEAR OLD IN TRAINING SALE WITH RACE AGE HORSES
SALE DATE: MAY 9, 2017
BREEZE SHOW: MAY 7, 2017

Young Sires Highlight Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Old Catalog Equine Sales Company has released a catalog of 67 head for its 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale set for May 9 in Opelousas, Louisiana. The breeze show is scheduled for May 7.

While the catalog has a strong offering of established stallions, it also stands out for its selection of young sires with promising futures like Orb, Violence, Bullet Train, Power Broker, Jimmy Creed, Flashpoint, Data Link, Flat Out, To Honor and Serve, Tapizar, Point of Entry, Bind, Dialed In and Redding Colliery.

The catalog also includes many of the leading juvenile and overall sires in Louisiana, including Yankee Gentleman, Songandaprayer, Star Guitar, Custom for Carlos, D’Wildcat, Closing Argument and Run Production. Prominent national sires are also represented, including Tale of the Cat, Eskendereya, Dunkirk, Discreet Cat, Lookin at Lucky and El Corredor, a former leading stallion in Louisiana.

“The catalog is comprised mainly of Louisiana-breds, and that remains the main focus of the sale, but we also have some nice Kentucky-breds this year,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “We are still accepting supplements, and I expect several more horses to be added in the coming weeks.”

All graduates of the sale will be eligible for the $75,000 Equine Sales Derby and $75,000 Equine Sales Oaks to be run in 2018 at Evangeline Downs.

For more information and to view the online catalog, go to
Equine Sales Company
or contact us EQUINE SALES COMPANY 337-678-3024

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets August 21 Date for Yearling Sale

Austin, Texas – March 2, 2017 –  The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced that the Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale will be held Monday, August 21, at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park.

Last year’s auction marked the first to be operated by the Texas Thoroughbred Association in partnership with Lone Star Park and recorded substantial increases over the final Texas yearling sale operated by Fasig-Tipton in 2014. The sale-topper was a Texas-bred colt by leading Texas sire Too Much Bling who sold for $105,000.

 “After not having a yearling sale in Texas in 2015, I think the results last year proved that there is still ample demand from buyers and quality stock being offered by consignors,” said Tim Boyce, sales director. “With this spot on the calendar we expect to be able to draw horses from all around the region, and the central location of Dallas-Fort Worth makes it easy for buyers and sellers to get here.”

 “Our 2-year-old sale last year has already produced several stakes winners, and over the years this yearling sale has done the same, mostly recently with multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome, so we look forward to having another quality catalog this year,” said Mary Ruyle, executive director of the TTA.

 For more information, go to www.ttasales.com.

Owner Clifford Grum Dies at 82

Clifford Grum, a prominent businessman and Thoroughbred owner, died Dec. 19 in Lufkin, Texas under the card of Hospice of the Pines. He was 82.

Grum once served as publisher of Fortune magazine and was an executive vice president of Time Inc. Grum served as a board member and then chairman of First Bank and Trust East Texas in Diboll, Texas until his death. He was a former member of national boards including Time Inc., Tupperware Brands, Cooper Industries, Guaranty Federal, Premark International, and Trinity Industries.

“He was just a wonderful human being,” said Dr. J. David Richardson, a member of The Jockey Club and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. “He loved horses and loved racing. The last time I saw him was at Churchill Downs around the end of the meet. He was game to the end.

As an owner, Grum’s horses raced in the name of his first wife, Janelle, and later Mary. His only graded stakes win came in 1998 with Relic Reward in Oaklawn Park’s Exxex Handicap (gr. III). Mary Grum’s Athena won last year’s Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes at Laurel Park and this year’s Roxelana Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Grum was a serious buyer at the Louisiana yearling sales. In 2006 he made Louisiana sales history at the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana Annual Yearling Sale, breaking the $100,000 mark for not just one, but two yearlings; a filly by Salt Lake out of Kathie’s Sister and colt by Grand Slam out of Lady’s Kiss.

Known to be a generous man, Grum was involved with Louisiana Downs’ Backside Benevelonce Fund, Inc., and was instrumental in getting the chapel built at the Bossier City track.

Grum had a long association with trainer Cecil Borel, and upon Borel’s retirement in 2014, Crum’s trainer had been Helen Pitts.

 

Equine Sales of Louisiana 2016 Open Yearling & Mixed Sale, Sunday, Oct. 16, 10:00 a.m.

Over 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale to be held Sunday, October 16, at 10 a.m. in Opelousas, Louisiana.
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.  A supplement to the catalog consisting of an additional 22 consignments is currently available and can be viewed on line.
To view the catalog,  you can click this link:
  To view the supplements in the sale, you can click this link:
To view the online catalog, supplement book  or for more information, go to www.equinesalesofla.com.

 or you can contact Equine Sales Company by email (sales@equinesalesofla.com) or call:  337-678-3024.
TO VIEW THE SALE LIVE ON THE INTERNET FOLLOW THIS LINK (Active at the start of the sale)
 

Nearly 200 Head Consigned to Equine Sales Company Open Yearling and Mixed Sale

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 http://www.equinesalesofla.com.

Louisiana Bred Colt Sells for $350,000 at Keeneland September; A Record High Price for a Louisiana Bred in Keeneland History

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img_4337 An Accredited Louisiana-bred yearling colt by Curlin sold for $350,000 on Wednesday, September 14, Day 3 of the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. This is the highest price ever for a Louisiana Bred to have run through the Lexington, Kentucky Sale.

Bred in Louisiana by Hargroder Farms, LLC, the attractive bay colt is out of Moonlight Lover, an unraced Bernardini mare. Consigned by VanMeter-Gentry Sales as agent, he was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida.

Breeder Don Hargroder says of the colt, “This colt was very special from the time he hit the ground, and we are very proud to have been part of his life. Several years ago, I said my goal was to get national respect with Louisiana breds, and I think we did that with this colt. His dam has a very attractive Lewis Michael filly by her side and we are shopping now for stallions for her next breeding. ”

“As Louisiana follows the trend of the rest of the country with smaller foal crops, our breeders have embraced the idea of quality over quantity,” states Roger Heitzmann, III, Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. He continues, “This colt is a prime example of where I believe we are headed. I believe you will see Accredited Louisiana Breds selling at higher prices moving forward.”