Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Morrisville State College Yearling Sale Set for Sept. 22

This news is from Morrisville State College:

The Morrisville College Equine Institute will hold its 24th annual Fall Yearling Sale at noon Sept. 22 at the college’s Nancy Sears Stowell Arena on Swamp Road.

The preview day for the sale, the largest of its kind in New York State, is Sept. 21.

A total of 133 yearlings are up for sale. Fifteen of them are being sold by the Morrisville Equine Institute: two yearlings of Conway Hall; three yearlings of Cash Hall; six yearlings of RC Royalty; three yearlings of Kenneth J, and one yearling of American Ideal. 

Conway Way (eight total yearlings in the sale) and Cash Hall (14 total yearlings in the sale) are first and second respectively, among the leading money-winning stallions in the New York Sire Stakes for 2-year-olds in 2013. They both also rank among the national leaders, both on an absolute and average, per foal, basis. 

RC Royalty (17 total yearlings in the sale) became the fastest 2-year-old trotting colt ever in the NYSS on a half-mile track by virtue of his 1:58.2 score at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 2005.

RC Royalty also holds the Massachusetts Sire Stake record for 3-year-old trotting colts of 1:59.4. One of his sons, 3-year-old trotter, Royalty for Life, was this year’s Hambletonian champ and Canadian Trotting Classic Champion.

The yearling sale, which features year-old Standardbred horses sold on consignment by the college, is organized and run by Morrisville State College Equine Department faculty, staff and students.

Equine students will be working the event, participating in every aspect of it from bedding stalls, grooming, leading and showing horses, to setting up the business office and assisting with cleanup.

Last year, the sale grossed nearly $1.4 million.    

Profits from the sale go toward general maintenance and enrichment of the college’s equine programs. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information, go to or call 684-6355.

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