The MTA, in cooperation with the Minnesota HBPA and Canterbury Park, held an inaugural Minnesota Paddock Sale on Monday, September 9th, at Canterbury Park.
While the number of consignments was not what we had anticipated, we provided consignors and buyers with the full sale experience, despite a steady rain that left the horses and handlers a little on the damp side! One of our buyers was a family who drove over 7 hours, from near the Canadian border, to pick up a perfect 4H project! We had a great turnout of both buyers and observers. A comment often heard was, “I want to see how the first one goes and maybe I’ll consign next year.”
Over the next few months, the groups will convene, poll consignors and buyers, and decide if this is a service we want to continuing offering to owners, trainers and buyers. Stay tuned!