(Edited press release)
The 42nd annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association Summer Yearling Sale will be held Sept. 2. The sale will start at 1:00 p.m. PDT at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington.
The sale features many top local and nationally prominent sires. Among them are members of the final crop of Washington sire great Slewdledo, offspring of Cahill Road – the sire of back-to-back Longacres Mile (gr. III) winners The Great Face and Wasserman – yearlings by Washington freshman leader Private Gold.
National 2008 freshman sire leaders Chapel Royal, Friends Lake, Cuvee and The Cliff's Edge are also represented. Other national sires of note include Arch, Beau Genius, Cape Canaveral , Cee's Tizzy, Cherokee Run, City Zip, Crafty Prospector, Deputy Commander, Five Star Day, Golden Missile, Honour and Glory, In Excess, Lost Soldier, Marquetry, Military, Monarchos, Orientate , Roar, Salt Lake, Sky Mesa , Steven Got Even, Stormin Fever, Swiss Yodeler, Vicar and Yankee Gentleman . Among the stallions with first crop opportunities cataloged are Grand Reward, Limehouse, Midas Eyes and Offlee Wild.
From the sale that has brought forth the likes of current stakes stars La Tee (multiple graded stakes-placed in Southern California), unbeaten 2-year old stakes winners Dandy Dora and Ladyledue, and graded stakes stars such as Rings a Chime (gr. I), Tali’sluckybusride (gr. I), Classy Cara (gr. II), Makors Mark (gr. II), The Great Face (gr. III), Hosco (gr. III).
For more information, go to www.washingtonthoroughbred.com, where catalog pages and further information about the sale and the WTBA can be found; or call (253) 288-7878.