I received messages on the subject of the Minnesota yearling sale, and a related question on how horse owners are doing this year.
I always look at both activity and Earnings Per Start (EPS) to evaluate stables, trainers and even jockeys.
The chart ranks the most active 60 Minnesota owner entities by EPS, which is the best proxy I have found for economic effectiveness. There are 558 owner entities listed as starting a horse in Minnesota so far this year, so this group of 60 represents the top 10% or so of most active owners. 18% of these owners are above $4,000 per start.
The best guiding information I can find for owners interested in participating in the August 21st yearling sale at Canterbury Park, is frankly on the "New Owner Education" page on this website. Here is the direct link to that page.
New Owner Education
Best of luck to those who plan on participating in the sale.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.