The Arrigo horses of racing age sale will take place Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Ill. Entries for the sale close Dec. 21.
Dan Arrigo, owner of Arrigo Horse Sales, which has run the auction for the past two decades, said he typically catalogs 50-60 horses for the event. The boutique auction, which provides an opportunity for Illinois horsemen to sell horses before the winter break from racing, usually attracts buyers from Nebraska, Southern Illinois, and Michigan.
“Most of the racehorses go to smaller tracks and do quite well, and others go on to be riding horses, hunters, and jumpers,” Arrigo said.