Your best chance to get in on one of the most lucrative regional racing programs comes to you on October 15 during the 2022 ITOBA Fall Sale, which will be held at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville, Indiana, starting at 1 pm EDT. A preview night is available on October 14 from 6-8 pm at the Receiving Barn (Barn 6) on the backside.
The Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance (ITA) invites potential buyers to take a look at some of the members’ offerings during the sale with an online gallery. The gallery offers summaries of each offered horse, a conformation photo and any links for potential walking videos or radiographs.
Preview these select offerings and then prepare to bid from home, thanks to new online bidding through Willoughby Sales. More information on online bidding during the 2022 ITOBA Fall Sale can be found at the Willoughby Sales website.
Incentives to purchasing an Indiana-bred or Indiana-sired horse through the ITOBA Fall Sale abound. On top of taking advantage of the exclusive restricted races and stakes races available throughout the Horseshoe Indianapolis race meet, the highest money-earning 2 year old purchased through the 2022 sale will be awarded $5,000 to the owner at the end of the racing season.
Yearlings and weanlings offered via ITA members are sired by top Indiana stallions such as Turbo Compressor, Pass Rush, Unbridled Express and Charming Kitten. Grade 1 stakes winners such as Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, Goldencents and Astern are represented by yearlings as well.
“This year’s variety of bloodlines offered in the sale should appeal to any buyer looking to get into the Indiana horse racing industry,” says Tony Wolfe, DVM, president of the ITA. “We wanted to make sure to highlight some of these horses as a way to support our mission of promoting the industry.”
For more information on the 2022 ITOBA Fall Sale, contact the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, or view the catalog on the website. For more information on the Indiana Thoroughbred Alliance, see their website or follow on social media by searching “Indy Thoroughbred.”