Monday, August 27, 2012

Italian Yearling Sales

About 700 yearlings will be sold this fall at four different venues in Italy. The two largest sales at Milan (322 entries) and Naples (155) are run by ANACT, the National Breeders organization. The best yearlings, however, are usually found at one of other sales run by a private sale company. The better of the two sales run by ITS (see the website at is the Busto Arsizio sale. Here you will find mostly American sired yearlings and also ones by some of the top sires in Europe. The second ITS sale at Gangliano on September 20th has more of an Italian bred flavour with sires that we seldom hear about in North America.

The Busto sale on September 12th features three yearlings consigned by Lou Guida. They all have America in their names. Lou has had considerable success as a breeder in Italy and just recently retired his great mare Lisa America, one of the top female trotters in Europe for the past three years. There is a sibling to Lisa America in the Busto sale that will likely be one of the sale toppers.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Norman,slightly off track, but I read today that Arocknroll Dance sold for $15000 at the Harrisburg Standardbred Horse Sale in Harrisburg PA and it would seem he wasnt the only good one that went quite cheaply at that and similar sales. I cant pick a lot wrong with his breeding, so why was he overlooked? Coming from a different country I dont know how the US and Canadian sales go, but if you could pick up something like him for that money it would almost be worth a trip to the US! What did everyone miss?