A Stormy Atlantic filly was the highest-priced horse sold April 22 during the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring juvenile auction in Central Florida. Consigned by Randy Miles, as agent, she brought $170,000 from Roger Dreyer.
Christopher and Bonnie Paasch bred the bay filly in Kentucky. She is the second foal out of the 9-year-old winning Mr. Greeley mare Virginia Miss and is from the family of 2003 Prix de Diane Hermes (French Oaks, Fr-I) and NetJets Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) winner Nebraska Tornado.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, as agent, sold the Stormy Atlantic filly for $30,000 to Michael V. Pino at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton October yearling auction. She worked an eighth of a mile in :10 prior to the OBS spring sale.
The final figures for the spring sale’s third session included a gross of $4,839,500 for the 191 juveniles sold. The average price was $25,338, and the median price was $17,000. The buy-back rate was 26.3%.
The median was the same as in 2008, and the number sold was about the same, declining 1% from 193. But the gross fell 24.5% from $6,407,000 while the average dropped 23.7% from $33,197.
For the first three sessions combined, the results were 612 horses sold, a gross of $15,323,300, and an average of $25,038. The buy-back rate was 23.2%. Compared to last year at the same point, the number sold rose 5% from 583, but the gross fell 12.3% from $17,470,600. The average declined 16.4% from 29,967.
The fourth and final session of the OBS spring auction is scheduled for April 23. Selling will begin at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).