MSU's 2008 horse sale set for Nov. 15

STARKVILLE, MS (AP) - 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 for equine research.

The sale will be conducted at the Mississippi Horse Park in Starkville. MSU officials 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.

Other 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.

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