05/10/2017 7:42AM

Equine Sales Co. of Louisiana auction up substantially from last year

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The 2017 Equine Sales Co. of Louisiana 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale showed improvements in gross and average sale price over last year’s edition, led by a $110,000 filly from the first crop of Flat Out.

Tuesday’s auction saw 41 horses sold for revenues of $817,300, up 54 percent from last year’s gross of $530,900 from 62 horses sold.

The average sale price rose 35 percent to $19,934 to $14,726, while the median remained unchanged at $11,000. The buyback rate also went unchanged at 33 percent.

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At the top of the market, two horses changed hands for six figures, after none did so in 2016. The number of horses sold for $50,000 or more rose to three from one during the previous sale, and horses sold for $25,000 or more increased to 12 from nine.

Coteau Grove Farms bought the session-topper, a first-crop Flat Out filly named Noneya, for $110,000.

The bay filly is the first foal out of the winning Langfuhr mare Langsyne, who sold with the sale-topper in utero to Louisiana breeders Jay and Terry Adcock for $23,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The extended family includes champion Little Current, Grade 1 winner Hard Spun, and Argentine Group 2 winner Rival Dan.

Pike Racing consigned Noneya, as agent. The filly was one of eight juveniles to tie for the fastest time at a furlong during the pre-sale under-tack show at Copper Crowne Training Center, covering the distance in 10 1/5 seconds.