A Louisiana-bred colt from the first crop of Palace (City Zip) was knocked down to J. Stevens Bloodstock for $105,000 to top Thursday’s consignor preferred session of Equine Sales Company of Louisiana’s Select Yearling Sale held in Opalousas, LA.
The session-topper (hip 93) was consigned by 4M Ranch as agent and is a February-foaled son of Sheer Speed (Kafwain), a half-sister to MSW & GSP and near $900,000 earner Red Lead (Red Bullet).
Red River Farm consigned the session’s other six-figure seller in the form of hip 157, a Louisiana-bred son of first-crop yearling sire Lea (First Samurai) who fetched $100,000. Carl Moore Management LLC was the name on the docket.
A total of 150 horses were sold for gross receipts of $1,949,400, good for an average of $12,999 (+9.6%) and a median of $6,000 (-14.2%).
“We had a very strong sale last year, so we were extremely pleased to exceed those numbers this year,” said Foster Bridewell, sales director. “The fact that we had 10 horses go for $50,000 or more proves that our consignors really brought some quality stock and that our buyers stepped up to get those individuals. There’s a lot of money to run for in Louisiana, and Louisiana-breds have proven again and again that they can win anywhere, most recently with Classy John, who sold here as a 2-year-old for $12,000, winning an $85,000 maiden special at Saratoga last month by daylight.”
May 7, 2018 Two-Year-Old and Horses of Racing Age Sale.
An accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Midnight Lute sold for $77,000 on Monday to top the Equine Sales Company 2-year-old in Training and Horses of Racing Age.
Named Nite Jean, the sale topper went to prominent Southwest owner Carl Moore from the consignment of Pike Racing, Agent.
The May foal worked an eighth-mile on Sunday in :10 1/5, just one tick off the fastest time of :10 flat set by a trio of horses. Nite Jean is out of the winning Macho Uno mare St. Jean, who has produced a winner from her only starter and whose second dam is Grade 2 winner and graded stakes producer French Park.
Breeze show videos of the top three highest-selling horses are shown below.