Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck, along with their sons Arthur and Andrew, base their Summerfield Sales Agency in Morriston, Fla.

The Vanlangendoncks offer boarding, sales prep, bloodstock consulting, pedigree analysis, mating recommendations, evaluations, appraisals, sales recommendations and pinhooking partnerships.

Francis and his team annually attend all major yearling and mixed auctions conducted at Ocala Breeders’ Sales, Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland in Florida, Kentucky and New York. They are habitually among the leading consignors in North America with nearly $12.6 million in sales in 2018 and among leading overall consignors with more than $15.1 million in sales.

Among the sales highlights of 2018 was a colt by Curlin that commanded a final bid of $1.8 million at the Keeneland September Sale and a colt by Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah, who dropped the gavel at $1 million at the Saratoga Select Sale.

Plenty of Summerfield’s graduates go on to show talent.

Some of Summerfield most accomplished graduates include:

  • Gamine, a multiple Grade 1-winning filly by Into Mischief, who broke the stakes record in the Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont Park and dominated the Grade 1 Test, tying the stakes record at Saratoga Race Course.
  • Florida-bred Speech, a graded stakes-winning filly by Mr. Speaker who broke the stakes record in the Grade 1 Central Bank Ashland at Keeneland.
  • Uncle Chuck, a colt by Uncle Mo, who won the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby in his second start for Bob Baffert.

Other outstanding Thoroughbreds sold by Summerfield include Florida-bred Shang Shang Shang, winner of the Group 2 Norfolk at Royal Ascot; successful pinhook and Eclipse Award Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Champagne Room, winner of the Grade 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies; multiple graded stakes-winner and sire Upstart, an earner of $1.7 million; Eclipse Award Champion 3-Year-Old and Hall of Fame Inductee Filly Xtra Heat, a multiple Grade 1-winner of $2,389,635; and the multiple graded stakes-winner and sire Lion Heart, who earned $1.3 million.

Successful homebreds for the Vanlangendoncks include multiple stakes-winner and graded stakes-placed Yorkiepoo Princess ($551,177), graded stakes-placed, stakes-winner Proven Strategies ($144,943); and multiple stakes-winner and graded stakes-placed Cor Cor ($189,247).

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