Morrisville, NY — The annual Morrisville Sale concluded on Sunday (Sept 15) as 51 yearlings grossed $813,909, for an average of $15,959.
The sale again showed an increase in average by 18.4 percent.
Topping the sale was Hip 34, So Diva, a So Surreal-Dreaming Diva filly consigned by Pine Hill Stables of Cohocton, N.Y. and purchased for $75,000 by the Purple Haze LLC of Fairport, N.Y.
Hip 30, Looks Like Fun, a Deweycheatumnhowe-Con Air Crown filly, brought $45,000. Also consigned by Pine Hill Stables, she was purchased by Adelphi Bloodstock Inc. of Oneida, N.Y.
Six pacing colts averaged $15,083, 13 pacing fillies averaged $15,746, 16 trotting colts averaged $15,012 and 16 trotting fillies averaged $17,406.
The sale is an all-around experience for students, allowing them to learn in a real-life business setting. Throughout the day, they participated in various roles, from administrative duties to showing horses in the sales ring. Some played a role in foaling and raising the seven yearlings the college consigned during this year’s sale.
Alumni of the college’s equine programs had a heavy presence throughout the day. Ashleigh Bennett ’09, farm manager at Allerage Farm in Sayre, Pa., and Amber Pruchnik ’16, Bennett’s assistant, were readying two horses for sale in a large barn bustling with activity. Bennett hired Pruchnik after she completed an internship for her Bachelor of Technology degree in equine science–equine breeding management.
Profits from the sale go toward general maintenance and enhancement of the college’s equine programs. Plans for the 2020 Morrisville Sale are underway.
For complete sale results, visit www.morrisvillesale.com.