02/05/2015 5:26PM

Equine Sales Company schedules yearling sale in Louisiana


The Equine Sales Company of Louisiana will conduct its Consignor Select Yearling sale on Sept. 2, the auction house announced on Thursday. It will be the third renewal of the sale that will be held in Opelousas, La.

“We think this is an ideal date for horsemen in Louisiana, the surrounding region and around the country,” Foster Bridewell, sales director for the Equine Sales Co., said in a release. “Buyers and consignors from Florida should have an easy time getting here after the sale concludes there, and those planning to head to Kentucky after our sale will have plenty of time for that trip. We held our first yearling auction in 2012 and added the select format in 2013, and it has continued to grow each year.”

The Equine Sales Co., reported gross receipts of nearly $1.8 million at last year’s Consignor Select Yearling sale in what was the most successful auction in company history. The auction house held its first sale in 2012.

The Equine Sales Co., will also put on an open yearling sale and mixed sale in the fall. The company’s first auction on deck this year is a 2-year-olds in-training and horses of racing age sale April 27.