WTBOA members are eligible to market their Thoroughbreds through the sales program supervised by the WTBOA. The association conducts its Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale in mid-August (typically, the Tuesday following the region’s premier event, the Grade 3 Longacres Mile) at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn.
The nationally-recognized sale has produced such great runners as multiple Grade 1 SW Smiling Tiger ($1.48-million), multiple Grade 2 SW City to City ($729,726), Grade 2 SW Atta Boy Roy ($602,276), and two-time consecutive winner of the Grade 3 Longacres Mile winner Stryker Phd ($518,081), as well as many other champions and stakes winners, etc.
The sales program is designed to fit the needs of both buyers and sellers, whether their interests lie in weanlings, yearlings, horses of racing age or breeding stock. The WTBOA actively promotes the program through advertising and personal contact with buyers and sellers throughout North America.
The Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion is located 1/2 mile north of the Emerald Downs grandstand.