The 2011 edition of the John Franks Memorial sale of 2-year-olds in training will be held March 20 at the Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Louisiana. Stemmans Inc. will conduct the auction, which will begin at 10 a.m. (CDT).
The gallop show is scheduled for March 19 and will start at noon.
“With ever increasing and lucrative opportunities available for top flight horses both locally and nationwide, we have made a concerted effort with consignors and local breeders to upgrade the sale in terms of quality and we feel strongly that horsemen and buyers alike will respond in kind,” said Stemmans president Charlotte Clavier. “Louisiana, and Evangeline Downs in particular, has long been a proving ground with an excellent juvenile stakes program, and with those respective programs along with the Louisiana-bred supplement in place and improving we feel that prospective owners as well as local breeders/consignors have a very realistic opportunity for success.”
Entry fee for the auction is $350 and there is a 5% commission ($300 minimum). The entry deadline is Jan 5, 2011. Late entries will have a fee of $500, but the commission will remain at 5% commission ($300 minimum).
More information can be obtained by calling 1-800-544-6773 or 337 234-2382