Sold Out Yearling Sale Kicks Off 2023 Indiana Fall Mixed Sale - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Sold Out Yearling Sale Kicks Off 2023 Indiana Fall Mixed Sale

The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's (ITOBA) 2023 Fall Mixed Sale commences on Saturday, Oct. 14 with a sold out live yearling sale. Eighty one yearlings by more than 40 different sires are cataloged.

The live yearling sale will be held at the Horseshoe Indianapolis Receiving Barn at 1 p.m. A paddock sale of horses of racing age will begin immediately following the yearling sale.

The catalog for the live yearling sale is available now at ITOBA is offering a $5,000 bonus to the buyer and seller of the yearling purchased at the live yearling sale that earns the most money as a 2-year-old at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

“We are very excited about the diversity and number of stallions represented in this year's ITOBA Yearling Sale,” says Pat McGhee, president of ITOBA. “Our sale has everything from new stallions with their first crop in the sales ring to proven dirt and turf stallions. With over 40 stallions represented, we have something for every buyer.”

A mixed digital sale featuring weanlings, broodmares, horses of racing age, and yearlings (including RNAs from the live yearling sale) to be held on Oct. 16-19th on will conclude the Fall Mixed Sale.

The live yearling sale and paddock sale will also be broadcast and accept online bidding through Horse Auctions USA.

The Fall Mixed Sale gives people around the world the opportunity to get involved in Indiana's lucrative Thoroughbred breeding and racing program. Twenty eight of the 38 stakes held at Horseshoe Indianapolis in 2023 are restricted to Indiana-bred and -sired horses. These stakes have combined purses of more than $3.4 million. The purses for the bred and sired horses in Indiana are among the best of any regional program.

The response to the state's growing program has been tremendous. Indiana was one of just two states with an increase in mares bred in 2022 compared to the prior year. An economic impact analysis conducted by Purdue University shows that Indiana has had a 59 percent increase in horses owned, trained, and bred in the state from 2007 to 2020.

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