Hip No. 490, a yearling son of Yes It’s True consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Zachary Kilgus for $28,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Datttcatsgotrhythm, by Tale of the Cat, a half sister to graded stakes placed Tenfold, from the family of grade one winner Chaposa Springs.
Hip No 473, a dark bay or brown Florida-bred colt by Handsome Mike consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold to Patriot Racing for $22,000. He’s out of Clever Dancer, by Old Fashioned, a daughter of stakes winner Ashville.
Will Brewer, Agent, also went to $22,000 for Hip No. 485, My Daddy Kan, a Florida-bred chestnut colt by Kantharos out of stakes placed Daddy’s Honor, by The Daddy, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.
For the Open session, 177 horses sold for a total of $677,700 compared with 163 horses bringing $1,179,300 in 2016. The average price was $3,829 compared with $7,235 last year, while the median price was $2,000, compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 38.9%; it was 32.6% in 2016.
The overall sale topper was Hip No. 10, a Florida-bred yearling daughter of Shanghai Bobby consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, sold to East Hickman Bloodstock for $110,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes placed Yankee Victoria, by Yankee Victor.
For the Consignor Preferred session, 93 horses sold for a total of $1,644,000, compared with 137 horses grossing $2,471,100 in 2016. The average price was $17,677, compared with $18,037 a year ago, while the median price rose to $10,000 compared with $8,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 42.2%; it was 30.8% last year.
At the Horses of Racing Age session 56 horses grossed $649,000 compared with 61 selling for a total of $947,200 in 2016. The average was $11,589 compared with $15,528 a year ago, while the median price was $8,000 compared to $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 13.8%; it was 16.4% in 2016.
For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 326 horses sold for a total of $2,970,700, compared to 361 horses bringing $4,597,600 last year. The average was $9,113 compared with $12,736 in 2016 while the median price was $4,500 compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 36.8%, it was 29.6% in 2016.
Next on the OBS agenda is the March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, scheduled for March 14 – 15. The expanded format Under Tack Show is set for March 9 – 11, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.
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