SUNY Morrisville presents its annual fall yearling sale at noon Sunday, Sept. 15, at the college’s Nancy Sears Stowell Arena on Swamp Road in Smithfield. Yearlings are available for inspection after 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
The highly anticipated sale, which is free and open to the public, draws a crowd of potential buyers, sellers, trainers and owners from across the Northeast.
A total of 55 yearlings, including nine offered by the college, are cataloged for the sale, which is the only one of its kind in New York state on a college campus. There are 34 trotters and 21 pacers consisting of a selection of New York, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ontario and Pennsylvania-eligible yearlings.
The sale is represented by 24 of the top sires in the industry, including yearlings by first crop sires of Creatine, Hill I Am, Southwind Frank and Whataworkout.
The annual event, which features year-old Standardbred horses sold on consignment by the college, is organized and run by SUNY Morrisville Equine Department faculty, staff and students.
Equine students participate in every aspect of the sale, from administrative duties to horse handling and showing horses in the sales ring.
Last year, the sale grossed $808,500, for an average of $13,475.
Profits from the sale go toward general maintenance and enrichment of the college’s equine programs. For more information about the event, visit morrisvillesale.com. The site utilizes TrackIT Pedigree for each yearling.