Equine Sales Schedules Select Yearling Sale

Auction will be held Sept. 3 at its sales facility in Opelousas, La.

Equine Sales Company has announced that its 2014 consignor select yearling sale will be held Sept. 3 at its sales facility in Opelousas, La.

At the inaugural sale last September, 132 horses grossed $1,714,300 with an average of $12,987 and a median of $9,000.

In a release, Equine Sales noted that its first salea 2012 open yearling saleproduced LeComte Stakes (gr. III) winner Vicar's in Trouble, and Solid Sender, an undefeated winner of two stakes at Evangeline Downs with earnings of $116,055.

Vicar's in Trouble, a Louisiana-bred son of Into Mischief  who was consigned to the 2012 sale by Mark Toothaker for breeder Spendthrift Farm, was purchased for $8,000 by Clyde Taylor. Consigned by Pike Racing to the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale, Vicar's in Trouble was purchased by Eclipse Award-winning owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey for $80,000. The colt is currently tied for eighth with 10 points in the points standings that determine eligibility for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

"In a very short period of time, our auctions have become known as an excellent option for anyone looking for a high quality racehorse," said sales director Foster Bridewell. "Our facilities are second to none in the region, and we look forward to continued growth this year in our quest to make Equine Sales the top choice for consignors and buyers."

While the majority of horses at Equine Sales Company auctions are Louisiana-breds, the auctions are open to horses bred in other states as well. Equine Sales Company has scheduled its inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale for April 28, with the breeze show April 26.