Equine Sales Co. announced it has cataloged 188 horses for the consignor select yearling sale Sept. 2 in Opelousas, La.
Last year's consignor select yearling sale set a record for the auction company, with an all-time high gross of $1,782,400, which included a horses of racing age supplement. A total of 135 yearlings were sold last year for $1,475,400, an average price of $10,929.
"The young sire power in this year's auction is quite impressive," said Foster Bridewell, sales director for Equine Sales Co. "We have a wide selection of yearlings from some of the most promising first- and second-crop sires in the region, plus plenty on offer from established sires. We also have yearlings by proven national sires as well, including Warrior's Reward and Into Mischief .
"All the yearlings that go through the ring will be eligible for the new sales stakes at Evangeline Downs, so we hope that brings even more interest to this sale."
Equine Sales Co. and Evangeline Downs recently announced a new 3-year-old stakes at the Louisiana track for sale graduates. The first edition of the stakes, offering divisions for fillies and colts/geldings at $75,000 apiece, will debut in 2016. Graduates of this yearling sale will be eligible for the 2017 running.
The catalog includes yearlings from the first crops of Star Guitar , Redding Colliery, Astrology , Calibrachoa, Dominus , Rule, and Ide Like a Double, and from the second crops of Tizway , Interactif, Paddy O'Prado , General Quarters, Wilburn , Custom for Carlos , American Lion , Tiz the One, Regal Ransom, Archarcharch , and Due Date.
An online catalog can be accessed here.