08/27/2015 11:03AM

Diverse selection of stallions represented at yearling sale


A diverse collection of young stallions will be represented in Wednesday’s consignor select yearling auction put on by the Equine Sales Company of Louisiana. There are 192 individuals on offer after four yearlings were supplemented to the sale, which will take place at the auction house’s facilities in Opelousas, La.

During last year’s consignor select auction, 135 yearlings sold for $1.4 million. The average was $10,929.

For the Wednesday renewal of the sale, there are offerings from the first crops of the Grade 3 winners Astrology, Bullet Train, and Calibrachoa; the Florida Derby winner Dialed In; the multiple Grade 2 winner Dominus; the multiple stakes winner Ide Like a Double; the Grade 2 winners Redding Colliery and Rule; and the four-time Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year Star Guitar.

There also are yearlings by such young stallions as Archarcharch, Interactif, Lookin At Lucky, Regal Ransom, Telling, and Wilburn.

The yearlings that pass through the ring will be eligible for a new pair of 3-year-old sales stakes races at Evangeline Downs. The stakes will start in 2016, while Wednesday’s yearlings will be eligible for the divisions in 2017.

Consignors represented at this year’s select auction include 4M Ranch, Muscadine Farm, Red River Farm, Select Sales, and Sunset Stables.

Below is a sampling of hips set to sell:

No. 34 – Oath to Ruston, an Honest Man colt out of Last Approach, a Grade 2 winner of $281,729 

No. 38 – Party Playboy, an Interactif colt from Lindsay Jean, a Grade 3 winner of $388,160

No. 47 – Redding Colliery filly who is a half-sister to Choctaw Nation, a Grade 2 winner of $624,800

No. 49 – Warrior’s Reward colt whose second dam is the Kentucky Oaks winner Pike Place Dancer 

No. 53 – Wilburn filly whose second dam is Sharon Brown, the dam of Horse of the Year Holy Bull

No. 59 – Rule colt out of Perfect Six, a stakes winner and Grade 1-placed runner who has produced Buffalo Man, a multiple Grade 3 winner of $505,234

No. 62 – Tizway filly out of Raspberry Wine, a multiple stakes winner of $494,711

No. 71 – Into Mischief colt whose third dam, the Grade 1 winner Shared Interest, produced the Grade 1 winners Cash Run and Forestry

No. 88 – Redding Colliery colt who is a half-brother to Victorina, a Grade 3 winner of $732,728

No. 114 – Awesome of Course colt bred in Louisiana

No. 122 – Gold Tribute colt out of Tortuga Flats, a multiple stakes winner of $594,064

No. 152 - Last Port, a Porto Foricos colt who is a half-brother to Sea of Tranquility, a Grade 3 winner of $784,902

No. 158 - Wild Character, a D’wildcat filly who is a half-sister to Little Ms Protocol, a multiple stakes winner of $731,290

No. 169 – D’digger, a D’wildcat colt who is out of the Grade 2-winning mare Desert Digger

No. 175 – Eskendereya colt from the female family of the Canadian turf champion Hero’s Love

No. 190 – Old Pep N Step, an Old Fashioned colt who is a half-brother to the Grade 2 winner Songster

No. 191 – Call It Luck, a Lookin At Lucky filly out of the Grade 3-winning mare Short Route

The catalogue is available online at www.equinesalesofla.com.