03/17/2017 8:44AM

Harness: Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale set for May 7

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Tattersalls announced today that its annual Meadowlands Spring Mixed Sale will be held on Sunday, May 7 in the racetrack’s back paddock.

Entries are currently being accepted for what is expected to be primarily a racehorse sale. Horsemen may enter by using the Tattersalls website’s online entry form or by calling the sale office at (914) 773-7777.

This year’s sale is scheduled almost a month earlier than last year’s Spring Mixed, and according to sale manager David Reid, the decision to conduct the sale on the new date was made with both sellers and buyers in mind.

“Selling in early May--right about the time the summer race meets get started-- should help our consignors, as with the racehorse shortage, demand is going to be extremely high for quality horses,” Reid said.

“We also have the big stables migrating north to their home base at that time of year, and we already have some nice horses consigned from the outfits that need to trim their size a bit to accommodate their summer stall space.

“For buyers, early May is a perfect time to reload and take advantage of all the racing opportunities and big purses that lie just ahead.”

Reid also mentioned that while 2-year-olds in training would of course be welcomed at the Spring Mixed, he feels the Meadowlands Summer Mixed Sale might be a better fit for many of those youngsters.

“By early July, horsemen will have had a chance to baby race a few times, and promising 2-year-olds should have a lot more appeal to buyers then,” he said.

--press release Tattersalls Sales Co.