Fillies Fastest in Equine Sales Workouts

Louisiana sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age set for May 10.

A trio of Louisiana-bred fillies worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 May 8 to tie for the fastest time during the under tack show for the Equine Sales Company of Louisiana's 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale in Opelousas, La.

The May 10 auction, for which 101 head are cataloged, begins at 11 a.m. CDT and will be live-streamed on the sale company’s website. Videos of the workouts, along with the sale catalog, also are available at Equine Sales Company's website.

“We had a good crowd on hand for the breeze show and this was the first year we live-streamed it online, so we had many more watching around the country,” sales director Foster Bridewell said. “The catalog looked very strong on paper, and I think that was proven on the track with some excellent workouts.”

Consigned by Pike Racing, agent, Hip 28 is from the second crop of Custom for Carlos  out of the winning Pollard's Vision  mare Stellar Vision, who is a half sister to grade III-placed Scarlet Starlet. Stellar Vision has one foal of racing age which has yet to race.

Hip 76, named Shamrock Star and consigned by Benchmark Training Center Inc., agent, is from the first crop of four-time Louisiana Horse of the Year Star Guitar  out of the winning Eugene’s Third Son mare Indian Treaty, who also has one foal of racing age that has yet to race. Indian Treaty is a half sister to Texas champion and three-time stakes winner There Goes Rocket.

Hip 98, consigned by Boutte Sales, agent, is a daughter of Greeley's Galaxy named Just Kylie. Her dam, Just Alex, is a winning daughter of Afternoon Deelites and a half sister to two stakes winners.

All graduates of the sale are eligible for the Equine Sales Derby and Equine Sales Oaks, which will be run next spring at Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel for $75,000 each at 1 1/16 miles. The inaugural editions of those races were held May 6-7 with Jerry Namy’s Couche Couche taking the Derby and Chance Yelverton’s Lil Allie Dancer winning the Oaks.