Oleen Brothers Production Sale

Konza Prairie, in the Flint Hills

One of the first production sales of the year, Oleen Brothers production sale was held on March 22nd at the ranch, 1/2 mile south of  Dwight, Kansas. After they sold their cattle, 29 foundation bred Quarter Horses were offered to the public. These Flint Hills raised ranch horses consisted of 7 started horses and 22 yearlings.

The high seller was Litkes Dusty Spirit, a 2002 sorrel mare, that sold for $2,300. By Jaycee Fiddle out of Double D Bar Dust, the mare had been ridden and roped off of a lot. She had also been shown in Walk-N-Trot class, winning High Point in 2007.

The 21 horses sold grossed $15,825, for an average of $754 and a sale percentage of 72%. The Top 5 sellers, all broke riding horses, brought $8,900 and averaged $1,780.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale – Recap

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Held over March 16th & 17th in Ocala, Florida, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw a total of 237 horses go through the sale ring. The 171 that sold grossed $18,341,000, for an average of $107,257 and a sales percentage of 72%.

The high selling 2-year-old of both sessions was a chestnut filly by More Than Ready, out of the mare Meadow Silk, who sold for $525,000.

The Top 5 sellers from both sessions brought $2,125,000, for an average of $425,000.

For the entire sale, the 171 horses selling for $18,341,000 averaged more than the 260 that sold for $19,971,000 in 2009. The 2010 average of $107,257 was up 10.6% from the 2009 average of $96,947. Twenty-eight horses sold for $200,000 or more in 2010, identical to the number that sold for that in 2009.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, Session 2

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Held on March 17th at the Sales Complex in Ocala, the 2nd Session of the 2-Year-Olds in Training session had 115 horses present. Eighty-four sold, with 31 No-Sales.

The high selling 2-year-old in this session was a pretty chestnut filly by More Than Ready, who brought $525,000. More Than Ready is a black-type winner of $1,026,299 and the sire of 1389 foals. Her dam, Meadow Silk by Meadowlake, earned $80,169 and has 8 other foals, with 4 winners.

The 84 lots that sold grossed $9,685,000, with an average of $115,298 and a sale percentage of 73%. The Top 5 sellers brought $2,095,000, for an average of $419,000.

The average of this session, $115,298, was up 17.2% from the 2nd session average of $98,398 in 2009.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, Session 1

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Held at the Sales Complex in Ocala, Florida, the 1st session of March’s 2-Year-Olds In Training sale had 122 prospects pass through the sale ring. Of these, 87 head sold.

The high selling 2-year-old of this session was a bay colt by Smart Strike, who brought $400,000. His sire Smart Strike, a black-type winner of $337,376, is also the sire of Curlin, back-to-back winner of the Eclipse Horse of the Year Award. His dam, Dixie Holiday by Dixieland Band, earned $101,781 and is the dam of 8 other foals, 6 of them winners.

The 87 head that sold grossed $8,656,000, with an average of $99,494 and a sale percentage of 71%. The Top 5 sellers, in this case the Top 6, grossed $1,695,000 and averaged $282,500.

This years average of $99,494 was up 4% from 2009’s 1st session average of $95,752.

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Raleigh Spring Sale


On February 27, 2010, the Raleigh Spring Sale was held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, in Raleigh, North Carolina. One hundred eighty-six horses were there, including a very cute little miniature palomino gelding. After the final fall of the gavel, 129 horses were off to new homes.

The sale’s high seller was Last Flamin Chip, a 2008 sorrel stallion, who brought $15,000. He is sired by Zips Chocolate Chip, an AQHA World Champion Jr. Western Pleasure horse with a Superior in Western Pleasure, and National Snaffle Bit Association earnings of $18,035.68. His dam, Ms Flamin Flash, has an Open and an Amateur Performance Register Of Merit, and has produced a World Champion, Invitation To Flash. Last Flamin Chip is started under saddle and riding.

The 129 horses sold brought $226,350, with an average price of $1,755 and a sale percentage of 69%. The Top 5 sellers brought $48,800, averaging $9760.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. February Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training

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Held February, 16, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s February Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in training saw 108 youngsters pass through the sale ring.

The high seller was a dark bay (or brown) colt by Tiznow, who brought $475,000. Tiznow, listed among the leading sires, was Horse Of The Year in 2000 and winner of $6,427,830. The colt’s dam is Six Pack Sally (by Tale of the Cat), earner of $58,234 and dam of 1 other foal, Casa d’Oro, who had 2 wins at age 3 in 2009 and earned $58, 234.

The 66 horses sold grossed $9,868,700 for an average price of 97,182 and a sale percentage of 61%. The Top 5 sellers totaled $1,745,000, with an average of $349,000.

The 2009 February sale sold 93 horses, compared to the 66 in 2010. The 2009 sale grossed $9,868,700 with an average of $106,115, higher than the 2010 gross and average.

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Augusta Futurity Sale

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There was a good crowd at the Augusta Futurity Sale held on January 30th. Although only 18 horses went through the sale ring, the average price was higher than that of 2009’s sale.

The high seller of the sale was Smart Docler, who sold for $12,700. A 1996 AQHA sorrel gelding, he is sired by Smart Little Lena, earner of $743,275 and the #2 All-Time Leading Cutting Sire who’s offspring have earned $38,300,000. His dam, Doctress by the great Doc Bar, is the dam of 15 foals, with 6 performers with combined earnings of over $304,000. Smart Docler himself has earnings of $50,421. He was in training with Charles Crowley and was advertised as a Non-Pro or Youth rider horse.

Of the 18 horses that went through the ring, 16 sold for a total of $82,600, with an average price of $5,613 and a sales percentage of 89%. The Top 5 sellers brought $51,300, with an average of $10,260.

The 2010 sale differed from the 2009 sale in the number of horses sold (16 in 2010 as compared to 38 in 2009) and the average price ($5,160 in 2010 compared to 2009’s average of $3,278).

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