11/29/2016 1:51PM

Mid States Race Horse Sale catalogs 83 for first auction

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The Mid States Race Horse Sale will aim to set a foothold as a one-stop marketplace for horsemen in the Midwest, with its first edition cataloging a combined 83 Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, and lead ponies.

The auction will take place Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Champions Center Expo in Springfield, Ohio, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The debut catalog features 61 Thoroughbreds, including 21 broodmares or broodmare prospects, 12 racing prospects, 6 racing/broodmare prospects, 12 yearlings, 7 weanlings, 2 juveniles, and 1 stallion prospect.

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Weanlings, yearlings, and racing-age prospects in the Thoroughbred portion of the catalog were foaled in Indiana, Kentucky, New York, and Ohio.

“With the Ohio breeding industry blooming due to casino revenues and a new track in Austintown, Ohio - Mahoning Valley - there has been growth in number of mares moving to Ohio and stallions standing in the state,” said William Austin Nicks, the sale’s organizer. “The Mid States Race Horse Sale provides an affordable place to sell and buy horses with a central location to Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois breeders.”

Also included in the catalog are 17 Quarter Horses offered for racing, breeding, and off-track careers, along with 5 horses being sold as lead ponies and outrider’s horses.

To view the online catalog, click here.