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Morrisville State to hold annual yearling sale Sept. 22

MORRISVILLE, NY— The Morrisville College Equine Institute will hold its twenty-fourth annual Fall Yearling Sale Sept. 22 at noon 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. 21.

A total of 133 yearlings are up for sale. Fifteen of them are being sold by the Morrisville Equine Institute: two yearlings of Conway Hall; three yearlings of Cash Hall; six yearlings of RC Royalty; three yearlings of Kenneth J, and one yearling of American Ideal.

Conway Way (eight total yearlings in the sale) and Cash Hall (14 total yearlings in the sale) are first and second respectively, among the leading money-winning stallions in the NYSS for 2-year-olds in 2013. They both also rank among the national leaders, both on an absolute and average, per foal, basis.

RC Royalty (17 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. RC Royalty also holds the Massachusetts Sire Stake record for 3-year-old trotting colts of 1:59.4. One of his sons, 3-year-old trotter, Royalty for Life, was this year’s Hambletonian champ and Canadian Trotting Classic Champion.

Conway Hall, Cash Hall, and RC Royalty 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 nearly $1.4 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 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, business, and equine rehabilitation therapy.

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. There is also a new state-of-the-art equine rehabilitation center.

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.

Morrisville State 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 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Visit www.morrisville.edu to experience, Morrisville in motion.