08/13/2014 10:35AM

Louisiana's Coteau Grove Farms to focus on breeding operation


Coteau Grove Farms in Sunset, La., will expand its breeding operation and reduce its racing stable.

Founded in 2008 by Keith and Ginger Myers, Coteau Grove Farms entered the breeding realm with its first broodmare purchases in November 2008, and began racing in February of 2009.

“From the outset, our business plan was to build our brand through racing while continuously evaluating, upgrading, and growing a high quality broodmare band,” said Keith Myers.

Coteau Grove Farms started its first racehorse in 2009. Overall, it has had 451 starts with 108 first place finishes, 77 seconds and 56 thirds, and total purse earnings of $3.85 million.

Among the most notable runners campaigned by Coteau Grove is homebred Little Ms Protocol, a six-time stakes winner in Louisiana who finished third in the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap last year at Hawthorne in her lone career start outside of the state. She was named Louisiana’s champion older female in 2013, and was the state’s champion 2-year-old filly in 2011.

Coteau Grove Farms will sell 21 Louisiana-bred yearlings and horses in training at this fall’s upcoming Louisiana sales, to be handled by Select Sales, as agent. Eleven horses in training will be sold as an addition to the Equine Sales of Louisiana consignor select yearling sale on Sept. 3 in Opelousas, La., while 10 yearlings will be included in the Breeders’ Sales Co. of Louisiana’s yearling sale on Sept. 23 in West Monroe, La.