The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana annual yearling sale has cataloged 202 horses for its Sept. 24 auction, which begins at 11 a.m. CT at the Ike Hamilton Center in West Monroe, La.
"We are anticipating a very successful sale," said Daren English, sales director. "Louisiana-breds are doing extremely well at the racetrack and many of them are graduates of this sale."
The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
Designer Legs, a daughter of Graeme Hall, won her first two races at Canterbury Park and Prairie Meadows with trainer Gary Scherer. The filly was turned over to trainer Dallas Stewart by owner Murray Valene to point for the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 11, when she paid $35 to win.
Valene purchased Designer Legs for $10,000 at the 2012 sale and has been buying and supporting the Louisiana bred program for 40 years. "She was a standout," said Valene. "She has the 'look' and was a big strong yearling."
There are 94 stallions represented at the 2013 sale along with 35 consignors. A copy of the catalog can be downloaded at http://www.louisianabred.com/images/stories/pdf/2013yearlingsale/BreedersSalesYrlg2013CatalogNew.pdf. The interactive sales catalog online at http://www.louisianabred.com/2013-yearling-sale/index.php. Prospective buyers can click on the hip number to download a PDF of the sales horses or sort the columns by clicking on the column header: name, sire, dam, consignor and buyer.
All accredited Louisiana-bred foals of 2012 auctioned in this sale are eligible for the "Bayou State Bonus."
Any such colt or gelding sold in this sale winning the 2014 Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile, the 2015 Crescent City Derby, and the 2015 A.L. "Red" Erwin Memorial Stakes will receive a $100,000 bonus at the completion of the final race. Any such filly sold in this sale winning the 2014 Louisiana Champions Day Lassie, the 2015 Crescent City Oaks, and the 2015 Elge Rasberry Memorial Stakes will receive a $100,000 bonus at the official completion of the final race.
The sale can be viewed via a web-cast on the louisianabred.com website.