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

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The OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale ran from April 19th to April 22nd. In those 4 days, a total of 998 horses went through the sale ring, with 739 head grossing $20,754,400 for an average price of $28,084 and a sale percentage of 74%.

The sale topper was the high seller of Day 4. The chestnut filly, Delightful Mary, was by Limehouse out of the mare Deputy’s Delight and brought $500,000. She’s a half-sister to Delightful Kiss, a millionaire graded stakes winner.

The Top 5 sellers of the entire auction brought $1,360,000, for an average of $272,000.

The 2010 results of 739 horses grossing $20,754,400 was an improvement on 2009 results of 801 horses sold and grossing $19,916,300. The 2010 average price of $28,084 was up 12.9% over the $24,864 average of 2009. This year 32 horses sold for $100,000 or more, compared to 13 in 2009.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co. Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale – Day 4

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April 22nd, the final day of the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, had 240 horses pass through the ring. At the end of the day, 160 sold.

The overall top seller of this session and the entire sale was Delightful Mary, a chestnut filly, who brought $500,000. Her sire, Limehouse, won $1,110,433. Her dam, Deputy’s Delight by French Deputy, was a winner of $66,820 and the dam of 6 other foals, 4 to race with 4 winners. She is a half-sister to Delightful Kiss, a millionaire graded stakes winner.

The 160 lots grossed $4,983,300 with an average price of $31,146 and a sale percentage of 67%. The Top 5 sellers brought $1,265,000, for an average of $253,000.

The 2009 session had 192 horses grossing $4,689,000 with an average price of $24,864, 27.5% lower than the 2010 average.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale – Day 3

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April 21, Day 3 of the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, saw 243 horses pass through the ring. At the end of the sale, 174 horses had been sold.

The high seller of this session was a chestnut filly by Whywhywhy, who brought $150,000. Whywhywhy is a winner of $315,015. The dam, Vermilion Sea, won $39,563 and is the dam of 4 other foals, three of racing age, 2 of them winners.

The 174 lots grossed $4,751,000 with an average price of $27,305 and a sale percentage of 72%. The Top 5 sellers brought $139,000, for an average of $139,000.

The same session in 2009 sold 189 horses that grossed $4,744,500 and averaged $25,103, 8.8% lower than 2010’s average.

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training – Day 2

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April 20, Day 2 of the Ocala Breeders’ Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale, had 251 horses show up. At the end of the day, 209 of those horses were sold.

This day’s high seller was a chestnut filly, sired by Pico Central, who brought $200,000. Pico Central, a winner of $1,283,145, was the 2003 Brazil Champion Horse of the Year. Her dam, Strawberrydaiquiri, by Cherokee Run, is unraced and the dam of 1 other foal, a winner of $13,500.

The 209 lots sold grossed $6,441,000 for an average price of $30,818 and a sale percentage of 83%. The TopĀ 5 sellers brought $870,000, with an average of $174,000.

The same session in 2009 had 211 head sold, grossed $5,025,300 and had an average price of $23,817.

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Ocala Breeders’ Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training – Day 1

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April 19th was the first day of the 4-day OBS Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training. Held at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Complex in Ocala, Florida, Day 1 saw 264 horses pass through the sale ring. By the end of the day, 196 youngsters had been sold.

The day’s high seller was a chestnut colt by Pleasantly Perfect, who brought $260,000. Pleasantly Perfect earned $7,789,880 and won the 2003 Breeder’s Cup Classic and the 2004 Dubai World Cup. The colt’s dam is Minister Thatcher by Deputy Minister, winner of $41,340 and the dam of 3 other foals of racing age, with 2 winners.

The 196 lots that sold grossed $4,579,100 for an average price of $23,363 and a sale percentage of 74%. The Top 5 sellers brought $569,000, with an average of $113,800.

Last years opening session saw 209 horses sold, grossing $5,457,000 for an average price of $26,112.

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Virginia Hunter & Sport Horse Spring Sale

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The Virginia Hunter & Sport Horse Spring Sale was held at noon, March 20th, at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia. Ninety-three horses and ponies showed up, and at the end of the day, 51 sold.

The sales high seller was Avalon, a 2004 bay Hanoverian gelding, who brought $27,500. Standing 16.2 hands, he was imported from Germany where he was shown in the jumpers, but had been shown in the hunters as well as the jumpers in the United States.

The 51 lots sold grossed $131,900 for an average price of $2,586 and a sale percentage of 55%. The Top 5 sellers brought $52,000, with an average of $10,400.

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NCHA Super Stakes Sale – Session 4

Following Session 3 of the NCHA Super Stakes Sale, Session 4 featured trained cutting horses, 3-year-olds, and 2-year-olds. One hundred and three horses showed up for this session. When the bidding was over, 62 horses had been sold.

The high seller of Session 4 was Fancy Sugar Badger, a 2005 AQHA sorrel mare, who brought $60,000. Her sire, Smart Sugar Badger, earned $178,398 and is a 2009 NCHA Top 25 Leading Cutting Sire who has sired earners of $1,300,000. Her dam, Playboys Fancy Gal by Freckles Playboy, earned $9,915 and is the dam of 9 foals of performance age, with 5 being money/point earners. Fancy Sugar Badger has earned $41,222 and in 2009 was the NCHA Amateur Super Stakes Champion.

The 62 lots that sold grossed $469,750 for an average price of $7,577 and a sale percentage of 60%. The Top 9 sellers (7 horses sold for $15,000) brought $190,000, with an average of $21,111.

(These results are preliminary and were obtained from sales results posted by Western Bloodstock.)

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