02/18/2014 3:58PM

Equine Sales Company of Louisiana sets date for consignor-select yearling auction


Equine Sales Company of Louisiana announced that its 2014 consignor-select yearling sale will be held Wednesday, Sept. 3, at its sales facility in Opelousas, La.

The sale will mark the second anniversary for the auction company, which held its first event, an open yearling sale, in 2012.

Among the notable alumni from the company’s inaugural sale is Vicar’s In Trouble, a Louisiana-bred son of Into Mischief who has established himself as an early leader on the Kentucky Derby trail with a win in the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes for owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey. He will race on Saturday in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds.

“In a very short period of time, our auctions have become known as an excellent option for anyone looking for a high quality racehorse,” said Sales Director Foster Bridewell. “As proven by horses like [multiple stakes winner] Solid Sender and Vicar’s in Trouble, whether you are looking to compete in the lucrative Louisiana-bred program or run against graded stakes company, you can find a runner at our sales. Our facilities are second to none in the region, and we look forward to continued growth this year in our quest to make Equine Sales the top choice for consignors and buyers.”

Equine Sales Company of Louisiana has scheduled its inaugural 2-year-olds in training sale for April 28 of this year, with the breeze show set for April 26.