Thoroughbred Yearlings for SaleWhole blood yearlings for sale
and end at 8 p.m. The show is free and open to the general public. Good news! In this year the sale will yield 45 yearlings, all of which are raised in Minnesota. Riders can get an overview of this year's collection on Saturday evenings before the sale from 18.00 to 20.00 hours.
It gives the owner and trainer the possibility to get together with the consignors and to take a close look at the yearlings. "Forecast is a good way for prospective purchasers to monitor these more carefully. You can see how the horse comes out of the stables and verify the quality," said Kay King, Executive Director of the MTA.
Historically, the sale was conducted during the races and on Monday. However, with the launch of the Wednesday races, Sunday will be open and will allow "more flexibility," King said. King explained to someone new to sales that participants can look forward to finding individuals from all areas of the horseracing industry at the show.
Although there are areas near the venue for serious tenders, there is also a lounge area and desks where riders can watch and make contacts. "The many different ways of looking at it give those who may be considering owning horses the opportunity to come and see how a sale works," King added.
Auctioneer Brian Rigby will conduct the auction as in previous years. The sale was streaming to MTA Facebook Life last year and will be again this year for those who can't make it, but still want to watch. Spectators also have the opportunity to ask queries during the sale and have them replied to by Facebook employees.
"Every year we try to make this even more effective and inclusive," King said. Further information on the forthcoming sale can be found at: http://minnesotabred.com/mta-2018-yearling-sale/ Printed versions of the sales catalogue are available at the HBPA and race studios, the equestrian accounting department, the information stand on rail levels and the ticket shop.