Sunshine 2YOs to be sold online or privately
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In that that the final number of entries for the Sunshine Select Sale will prevent the usage of conventional auction techniques, those 2-year-olds slated to be auctioned on Sunday, Jan. 25, will be sold either privately or via utilizing the existing internet network of ongait.com.
According to Sunshine Select sales manager Bob Marks, "We had significant interest from potential buyers but just not enough quality consigned horses,other than a number of unacceptable potential culls, to make a go of it this year. Plans are to shoot for next year and purchase at least 35-40 pinhook quality yearlings from the 2015 yearling sales in order to provide the necessary nucleus to get this project off the ground in 2016.”
The Sunshine Select principals Eric Cherry, owner of South Florida Trotting Center, and Tom Grossman, owner of Blue Chip Farms, remain committed to the "gaited and going" in training sales concept, but regretfully recognize that a change in approach is in order at this time. While we regret the postponement of the Sunshine Select Sale to next year, we feel it will greatly benefit the industry in the long run with a proper liftoff. (Sunshine Select Sale)