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MSU's 2008 horse sale set for November 15
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Mississippi State University will auction about 40 horses, including some of the last foals of Triple-Crown descendant Minister Slew, on Nov. 15 to raise money to support MSU’s equine research.
The sale at the Mississippi Horse Park, which is located on Poorhouse Road south of Starkville, will begin at 1 p.m. after a sponsored lunch for sale participants. Buyers can begin viewing stock at 10 a.m., and horses under saddle will be displayed between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
The majority of the horses are registered with the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Paint Horse Association, the Tennessee Walking Horse Association or the Jockey Club. Included in this year’s sale are about 30 weanlings, several yearlings, two 2-year-olds under saddle and several pony colts. Six horses are the offspring of Minister Slew, the grandson of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. Minister Slew was one of MSU’s top stallions until his death last summer.
The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and MSU’s Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences will host the fourth annual sale.
Distant sites with live video and bidding privileges are planned at the Panola County Extension Office in Batesville, the Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Raymond and the Forrest County Extension office in Hattiesburg. Participants must contact those offices ahead of time to confirm availability.
For more information on the sale, contact Peter Ryan in MSU’s Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at (662) 325-2938.
Contact: Dr. Peter Ryan, (662) 325-2938