Equine Sales Company has announced that the catalog is now online for its open yearling and mixed sale. The auction is set for Oct. 28 beginning at noon at the Equine Sales Thoroughbred Auction Facility in Opelousas, La.
The catalog comprises 180 head representing some of the top bloodlines from Louisiana, Texas, and Kentucky breeders, as well as from those around the country. The catalog includes 57 yearlings, 31 weanlings, 23 horses of racing age, and 69 broodmares, with many in foal to prominent sires.
"I feel we have a good balance of quality offerings, and there should be something for everyone," said sales director Foster Bridewell in a release. "We will have roughly a dozen supplements, and those pages will be available on our website and in a printed version soon."
Equine Sales Company, which held its inaugural yearling sale last year, is already seeing the benefits of the new on-site sales barns and the modern sales facility.
The consignor select yearling sale in September posted an average of $12,987 with a low buy-back rate of 18%. That average was up 56% compared to the inaugural yearling sale, and the median of $9,000 represented a jump of 114%. The $140,000 sale-topper was a Louisiana-bred colt by Eskendereya.
Equine Sales also announced the dates for its inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale. The racing prospects will breeze April 26, 2014, and head into the ring on April 28.
The online catalog for the Open Yearling and Mixed Sale is now available for download or in an interactive version at www.equinesalesofla.com. To request a printed catalog, contact Equine Sales at (337) 678-3024.