Equine Sales Company said its Sept. 4 consignor select yearling auction produced a $140,000 sale-topper.
The company, based in Opelousas, La., said Brian House purchased the colt by Eskendereya out of Tortuga Flats. The colt was consigned by Red River Farm.
While 20 fewer yearlings were sold this year (103 fewer were offered), those 132 yearlings to sell still registered a higher gross of $1,714,300, up 35.1% compared with last year's sale. Average skyrocketed 55.6% to $12,987 and median was up 114.3% to $9,000. RNA rate was down from 42.4% last year to 18% this year.
"We had an outstanding sale, very well-attended by buyers, consignors and pinhookers from both regional and national markets," Bridewell said in a release. "With our new on-site sale barns, consignors reported they felt Equine Sales Company's new venue was as accommodating and comfortable for horses as any venue in the South.
"We were truly proud to offer this exciting new regional sale and wish to thank consignors, breeders, owners, and buyers for their continued high level of support. We wish to also think members, employees, consultants, and helpers for all their hard work put in to make our new barns and this sale a success."