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Morrisville State College to hold 22nd Annual Yearling Sale Sept. 25

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— The Morrisville College Equine Institute will hold its twenty-second annual Fall Yearling Sale Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at the college’s Nancy Sears Stowell Arena on Swamp Road. The preview day for the sale, the largest of its kind in New York state, is Sept. 24.

A total of 202 yearlings are up for sale. Eighteen of them are being sold by the Morrisville Equine Institute: five yearlings of Conway Hall; four yearlings of Cash Hall; two yearlings of RC Royalty; four yearlings out of the first crop by Kenneth J; and three yearlings of American Ideal.

RC Royalty is #1 under leading sires average earnings per foal in 2011 for 2-year-old trotters and Conway Hall is #3.

Internationally known harness trotter, Conway Hall (13 total yearlings in the sale) is sire of the 2004 Hambletonian and trotting Triple Crown winner, Windsong’s Legacy. Conway Hall is sire of the winners of more than $47 million, more than $4.25 million in 2011.

Cash Hall (14 total yearlings in the sale) is the world record holder for the half-mile track by virtue of a time trial of 1:51.1. His first crop of foals, now 3-year olds, has won more than $1.8 million.

RC Royalty (18 total yearlings in the sale) became the fastest 2-year-old trotting colt ever in the NYSS on a half-mile track by virtue of his 1:58.2 score at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway in 2005. That track record, along with the 1:59.4 record he set at Monticello Raceway in the same year, still stand today. RC Royalty also holds the Massachusetts Sire Stake record for 3-year-old trotting colts of 1:59.4.

Kenneth J, who has $1.5 million in earnings, is the fastest son of Bettor’s Delight and has set records at five different raceways during his career. He was a two time NYSS Champion, Empire Breeders Classic Champion, and won Red Mile stakes at both 2 and 3. Kenneth J has 13 total yearlings in the sale.

American Ideal will have a total of 16 yearlings in the sale.

Conway Hall, Cash Hall, RC Royalty and Kenneth J all stand stud at Morrisville State College.

The yearling sale, which features year-old Standardbred horses sold on consignment by the college, is organized and run by Morrisville State College Equine Department faculty, staff and students.

Equine students will be working the event, participating in every aspect of it from bedding stalls, grooming, leading and showing horses, to setting up the business office and assisting with cleanup.

Last year, the sale grossed $1.6 million.

Profits from the sale go toward general maintenance and enrichment of the college’s equine programs. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome to attend.

For more information about the annual event, visit www.morrisvillesale.com or call 315-684-6355.

Morrisville State College offers a bachelor of technology degree in Equine Science and two associate degrees in Equine Racing Management and Equine Science and Management. The diverse equine science curriculum includes specializations in Breeding, Western, Hunt Seat, Draft/Driving, Thoroughbred Racing, Standardbred Racing, and Business.

An Equine Breeding and Training Center, a 34,000 square-foot breeding and hunter/jumper facility, includes a breeding and foaling barn, hunter/jumper barn, stallion barn, a complete breeding laboratory, collection area, laptop classroom and three indoor riding arenas.

In addition to the Equine Breeding and Training Center, the college has an 80-acre Equine Center complete with paddocks, stables, and the only half-mile harness racing track on a college campus in the nation. Additional stables include a draft horse barn with a covered round pen and runouts. The college’s new state-of-the-art Equine Rehabilitation Center is set to open this fall.

Morrisville State College sets the world in motion for students. Curriculums are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology. Lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs, the college was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.