The 2021 ISU consignment included a total of 11 horses, all raised at the Iowa State University Horse Farm. Five students enrolled in AnS 317B spent the summer and the first couple of weeks of this fall semester preparing the horses for this sale. Students involved include Alexis Gosnell, Javier Quinones, Talena Balasch, Isabella Mullen and Paola Rodriguez.
A total of 36 yearlings changed hands at the sale for revenues of $402,350, up three percent from the previous year's edition when 48 yearlings brought $389,400. The average sale price rose 34 percent to $11,176 from $8,285, and the buyback rate finished at 10 percent compared with 28 percent in 2020.
This year's leading consignor was Iowa State University, with 11 horses sold for a total of $182,200. Leading the way was Molly Bye O, an Anchor Down filly out of the mare Steal The Sugar who sold to Poindexter Thoroughbreds for $30,000.
Poindexter Thoroughbreds was, in turn, the sale's leading buyer, landing four horses for a combined $71,500. All four purchases came from the Iowa State consignment.
To view the auction's full results, click here.
Javier Quinones and Isabella Mullen presenting Molly Bye O for prospective buyers at the Iowa State Fairgrounds prior to the ITBOA Fall Sale.