The New York Thoroughbred Breeders’ Inc. is partnering again with the online Thoroughbred auction company Wanamaker’s to provide a New York-bred horses of racing age sale.
Horses will sell Thursday, June 8, two days before the 155th running of the Belmont Stakes and with plenty of time for buyers to race their purchases at the end of the spring/summer meeting at Belmont Park and the Saratoga Race Course meeting that opens July 13. Entries for the sale will close on May 30, and the catalogue will be released on May 31.
“We are thrilled to once again partner with Wanamaker’s to give buyers and sellers the opportunity to market and purchase New York-bred horses of racing age ahead of the summer racing season in New York,” said NYTB Executive Director Najja Thompson.
“Following last year’s sale, we received an overwhelming amount of good feedback. Looking to improve on the format to the utmost benefit of buyers and sellers, our new sale date on Thursday, June 8 will allow purchasers the opportunity to take the utmost advantage of owning a New York-bred with our racing program and awards with the opportunity to compete during the remainder of the Spring/Summer meet at Belmont Park and the entire Saratoga Race Course season.”
The entry fee for the auction will be $300 and commissions will be 5 percent on sales and 0 percent on RNAs. To make an entry, click here.
The NYTB partnered with Wanamaker’s for its annual stallion season auction the last two years and the first New York-bred horses of racing age sale last July. The stallion season auction raises funds for the NYTB to continue fulfilling its mission to promote New York breeding and racing and protecting the welfare of industry stakeholders.
Wanamaker’s was founded three years ago and offers buyers and sellers a consistent year-round marketplace with monthly online auctions.
“As we prepare for the second annual New York-bred horses of racing age sale, we’re thrilled to build upon the success of last year’s sale and offer even more value to the marketplace,” said Wanamaker’s CEO Liza Hendriks.
“Last year’s sale proved to be a great success with one of the graduates winning closing weekend of the Saratoga meet. With our expanded network of buyers and sellers, advanced bidding technology and unparalleled customer service, we’re confident that this year’s auction will be even more exciting and successful than the last. So, take part once again for a truly unique and accessible auction experience, and discover the many benefits that our platform and the New York-bred program can offer to you and your summer racing endeavors.”