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.”

Into Mischief Colt Brings Record Price at Equine Sales Yearling Auction, Numbers Jump from Last Year

Equine Sales Company on Wednesday held its annual Consignor Select Yearling Sale in Opelousas, Louisiana, and recorded significant gains over last year with an all-time record price for a yearling at the sale. All told, 139 of 208 head sold for $1,510,400 with an average of $10,866 and a median of $5,500.

Gross sales this year were up 41.5 percent from last year’s gross of $1,060,600 when 121 of 177 head sold. The average this year jumped 24 percent from $8,765 and the median increased 37.5 percent from $4,000. Buybacks were 33.2 this year compared to 31.6 percent last year.

This marked the first unified yearling sale held by Equine Sales Company together with the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, which had previously conducted its own yearling sale as the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana.

Eddie Woods’ Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC made the two largest purchases, topped by a bay colt by Into Mischief who brought $145,000. That marked the highest price for a yearling at the sale since Equine Sales Company started in 2012. Bred and consigned by Clear Creek Stud LLC, agent, the Louisiana-bred is out of the stakes-placed Capote mare Mystery at Sea, who has also produced stakes winner Cook Some Rice and stakes-placed Carmen’s Mystery.

The second-highest price, and top selling filly, was a Louisiana-bred daughter of Overanalyze who sold for $60,000 from the consignment of breeder 4M Ranch, agent. The Louisiana-bred is the first foal out of the Congrats mare Happy Destiny, whose dam is multiple Grade 3 winner and stakes producer Dance o’my Life.

“I thought we had a good sale, especially considering the current market,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director for Equine Sales Company. “By teaming with the LTBA to present a unified sale, we were able to increase the average, median and gross sales from last year. The consignors did their part by bringing quality horses to the sale, and the buyers responded to that. We’d especially like to thank Eddie Woods and wish him good luck with his Into Mischief colt, as well as good luck to all the buyers.”

For complete results, go to http://www.equinesalesofla.com.

Equine Sales Company will hold its third and final auction of the year on October 16 with an open yearling and mixed sale.

Sale Topper Into Mischief Colt Demonstrates Success of Unified Yearling Sale in Louisiana

Hip #219, a bay Accredited Louisiana Bred colt by Into Mischief out of stakes placed winning mare Mystery At Sea, topped the Equine Sales of Louisiana 2016 Consignor Select Yearling Sale. The bidding for the half brother to stakes winner Cook Some Rice and stakes placed winner Carmen’s Mystery was fast and furious. When the hammer fell, Eddie Woods had purchased the March 2015 colt for $145,000. Clear Creek Stud, LLC, Agent was the consignor.

The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) and Equine Sales of Louisiana announced in early March of this year a mutual agreement with the purpose of encouraging and supporting a single annual yearling sale, and racing opportunities for Louisiana thoroughbred horse owners, breeders, trainers and potential buyers in Louisiana.

“At the time we agreed to suspend the operation of the Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana’s Annual Yearling Sale for a period of five years in order to assist with advertising, information gathering, and to provide a full endorsement of the Equine Sales of Louisiana,” said Warren Harang III, president of the LTBA Board of Directors.

Yesterday’s sale was packed with buyers and horsemen from multiple states. Equine Sales Company of Louisiana cataloged 224 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale held in Opelousas, La.

“Our number one priority continues to be the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and its members,” said Harang. “We are moving forward as a unified group to solidify the future of our industry in Louisiana. This sale is a good example of what can happen when we all work together.”

Consignors and buyers agree that the facility has all the right amenities for people and horses. The sales staff performance received high marks for organization, overall program and attention to detail. The Opelousas facility is easily accessible located mid-state on Interstate 49. There are plenty of accommodations and restaurants for out of town buyers and consignors, both in Opelousas and nearby Lafayette, La.

“The stabling for the horses is excellent and the sales pavilion provided a great setting for the sale,” said Harang. “The financial results should be posted shortly and we expect a good result for this first ever unified yearling sale.”
For more information about the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association call (504) 947-4676 or go to: LouisianaBred.com.

Into Mischief Colt Tops Equine Sales Consignor Select Yearling Sale

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Hip #219, a bay Accredited Louisiana Bred colt by Into Mischief out of stakes placed winning mare Mystery At Sea, topped the Equine Sales of Louisiana 2016 Consignor Select Yearling Sale. The bidding for the half brother to stakes winner Cook Some Rice and stakes placed winner Carmen’s Mystery was fast and furious. When the hammer fell, Eddie Woods had purchased the March 2015 colt for $145,000. Clear Creek Stud, LLC, Agent was the consignor.