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Sandy Downs frontside, on-track auction of Bosen-bred horses to support industry

August 12, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Bosen Land and Livestock-Horse Division is "ponying up" to support the Sandy Downs racetrack and Idaho horseracing. Trials for the annual Bosen Futurity are carded that night, and you can buy your chance to win another up-and-coming Quarter Horse star—all while helping to raise funds for track improvements. On Saturday, Idaho Cup Day, Bosen will raffle off a Thoroughbred yearling.

During the live races on Friday, August 13 (5:00 p.m. posttime), buy a raffle ticket on a Quarter Horse weanling and prove that friggatriskaidekaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th) is unwarranted. You'll also be helping Sandy Downs build a jock's room for riders at the Idaho Falls oval.

The winner also gets 30 days of training from the track’s top QH trainer, Bret Vickery.

The raffle features stock from the ongoing Bosen Production Sale, which offers racehorses as well as sport horses for barrel racing and other disciplines. The horses will be available for viewing—and petting—at the track.

The Bosen sale continues through the end of August at, where a catalog is also available. Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Paints, and Appaloosas are available. Bosen-bred Quarter Horses are eligible to compete in the annual Bosen Futurity and Bosen Derby, added-money races that usually boast purses of over $40,000 and over $15,000, respectively.

On Saturday, August 14 (2 p.m. posttime), Idaho Cup Day, the spotlight moves to Idaho-bred Thoroughbreds—and Bosen is offering a "dream maker"
that day, too. Visit the enclosure on the frontside to view a couple handsome Thoroughbred yearlings that are currently being offered in the online auction. Your raffle ticket can be the "winning bid" for the T-bred of your choice—but you've gotta buy a ticket to be a winner!

The Idaho Thoroughbred Association will increase the value of the winning Thoroughbred by nominating it to the Idaho Cup. The nomination, a $750 value, gives the horse lifetime eligibility to compete in the rich Idaho Cup race series. In addition, top Thoroughbred trainer Kurt Calton has agreed to provide 30 free days of training for the winner.

Both days' winners also receive a one-year subscription to TRJ—The Racing Journal, your information source for the racehorse.

Look for the panel enclosure to view the Quarter Horse weanies and T-bred yearlings, and buy your ticket to horseracing excitement—including a sure thing: a new jock's room at Sandy Downs!