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Hip No. 633, a yearling son of Summer Front consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Renee Dailey / Dailey Bloodstock LLC for $92,000 to top the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt is out of Diva Star, by Cherokee Run, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Captain Serious.
Hip No. 615, a yearling son of El Deal consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt for $70,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Coteau Kitten, by Tale of the Cat.
Hip No. 515, a yearling bay colt by Adios Charlie, went to K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $40,000. Consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, he’s out of Stolen Purse, by Artax, a half sister to stakes winner Lord Beer.
My Purple Haze Stables, Chris Englehart Agent, went to $40,000 for Hip No. 685, a yearling by War Dancer consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent. The bay colt, a half brother to stakes winner Bust Another, is out of I Drink Alone, by Intidab.
W. P. Stiritz paid $33,000 for Hip No. 543, a yearling daughter of Khozan consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services, Inc. (Brent & Crystal Fernung), Agent. The bay filly is out of Wave Bye Bye, by Congrats, a half sister to graded stakes winners Sailor’s Cap.
Hip No. 403, a yearling by Uncaptured consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, was sold to K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $30,000. The bay colt is out of K K’s Kitty, by Yes It’s True, a half sister to Sky Bay, champion 3-year-old filly in the Republic of Korea.
Hip No. 498, a yearling daughter of Valiant Minister also consigned by Kelli Mitchell, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $30,000. The bay filly is out of Silent Triumph, by City Zip, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Mind Control, who captured Aqueduct’s recent Toboggan Stakes (G3).
For the Open session, 200 horses sold for a total of $1,649,900 compared with 229 horses bringing $1,488,800 in 2019. The average price was $8,250 compared with $6,501 last year, while the median price was $5,000 compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24.5%; it was 14.9% in 2019.
For the Consignor Preferred session, 89 horses sold for a total of $1,941,000 compared with 106 horses grossing $1,777,100 in 2019. The average price was $21,809, up 30% compared with $16,765 a year ago, while the median price was $12,000, identical from last year’s figure. The buyback percentage was 35%; it was 26.9% last year.
For the Horses of Racing Age session, 70 horses grossed $1,366,900 compared with 64 selling for a total of $1,194,000 in 2019. The average was $19,527, up 4.7% from $18,656 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000, up 22.2% compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 11.4%; it was 15.8% in 2019.
For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 359 horses sold for a total of $4,957,800, compared to 399 horses bringing $4,459,900 last year. The average was $13,810, up 23.5% from $11,178 in 2019 while the median price was $7,000, compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 25.4%; it was 18.6% in 2019.
The overall sale topper was Hip No. 4, a son of Union Rags consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, sold to Blue Sky Stables for $165,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session.
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