SUNY Morrisville tops its own Annual Yearling Sale

SUNY Morrisville equine student, Christine Kevan, leads a yearling into the show ring during the college’s 2018 Annual Yearling Sale.
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MORRISVILLE, NY—SUNY Morrisville topped its Annual Yearling Sale with the highest horse and as the lead consignor.   

The highly anticipated sale — the only one of its kind on a college campus in New York State — drew a crowd of potential buyers, sellers, trainers and owners from across the Northeast. All of the trotters and pacers sold are New York eligible.

Seven Spankings, a Chapter Seven colt out of Spin The Planet, topped the sale at $50,000, purchased by Wanda Polisseni’s Purple Haze Stables of Fairport, New York.

Seven Spankings was bred and consigned by Morrisville College Equine, which was the sale’s leading consignor by gross total sales of $212,000 for 13 yearlings sold, 11 of which went for more than $10,000.

Leatherstocking Equine had the highest average among the consignors with $17, 650 (10 yearlings).

Muscles Yankee had the highest average for stallions with $22,000 (one yearling).

In all, 60 yearlings grossed $808,500, for an average of $13,475.

The sale was represented by 16 of the top sires in the industry, including yearlings by the first crop Sire Bolt The Duer, and the first New York crop of Third Straight.

The annual event, which features year-old Standardbred horses sold on consignment by the college, is organized and run by SUNY Morrisville Equine Department faculty, staff and students.

Equine students participate in every aspect of the sale, from administrative duties to horse handling and showing horses in the sales ring.

Profits from the sale go toward general maintenance and enhancement of the college’s equine programs. For complete sale results, visit


Photo by Amanda Taranto, Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation Marketing Manager