Coteau Grove Horses Added to Louisiana Sale

Coteau Grove Horses Added to Louisiana Sale
Photo: Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges Jr.
Among the Coteau Grove horses in the sale is stakes winner Afternoon Tango, who won the 2014 Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes.

Equine Sales Co. announced 11 horses of racing age owned by Keith and Ginger Myers' Coteau Grove Farms been added to the consignor select yearling sale Sept. 3.

The horses, which are consigned by Select Sales, agent, will go through the ring after the 233 yearlings cataloged for the auction in Opelousas, La.

Coteau Grove announced recently it was reducing its racing stable to concentrate on breeding. Located in Sunset, La., farm was founded in 2008 by the Myers with the objective of becoming a top quality breeder of Louisiana-bred Thoroughbred racehorses to compete in Louisiana and nationally. They purchased their first eight broodmares in November 2008 and began racing in February 2009.

Among the Coteau Grove horses in the sale is stakes winner Afternoon Tango, a 4-year-old filly by Afternoon Deelites who captured the Louisiana Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Stakes; Union Builder, a 2-year-old Yankee Gentleman gelding who won the D.S. "Shine" Young Futurity at Evangeline Downs; and Coteau Rouge, a 3-year-old colt by Tale of the Cat who has run third in three stakes events.

The consignment also includes racing age offspring of Half Ours  , Giacomo, Bellamy Road  , Good and Tough, Exchange Rate, Eskendereya, and Unbridled's Song.

"The Coteau Grove Farms name has been synonymous with success in Louisiana breeding and racing, so we are pleased and gratified that Keith and Ginger Myers decided to put this significant offering in our auction," said sales director Foster Bridewell. "Our catalog already includes what I believe to be the strongest offering we've ever had, and this supplement will give buyers a chance to get a race-ready Louisiana-bred while shopping for yearlings."

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