This year the yearling auctions readers of this blog seem to care about, are all together on the calendar.
Iowa is having their sale September 5th, Minnesota's is September 8th, Keeneland's sale begins September 9th and the Canadian Yearling sales for Divisions are August 26th and September 10th. Those buyers interested in gobbling up some state or Canadian Bred yearlings may have to make some choices about where they want to go.
With questions starting to ramp up, as they do every year, new owners often look for educational resources. Good ones are very hard to find. State Associations typically offer simplistic or propaganda laden materials in this regard. That's why I developed new owner educational information a few years ago and put it on our "Owner Education" page on this website. It has been called by many the best and most specific educational information available, and here's the direct link to the page: "Owner Education"
Best of luck to friends interested in the auctions this year, and I hope to see you at those I will be attending.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.