The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 fall mixed sale begins its four-day run on Monday in Central Florida. The catalogue has 1,152 broodmares, weanlings, and other types of horses. The consignor-preferred portion of the sale is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday while the open portion is set for Wednesday and Thursday. All sessions begin at 11 a.m. (EDT).
Last year, 731 horses were sold for a gross of $6,985,200, an average price of $9,556, and a median price of $4,700. Compared to 2002, the number sold declined 1.5%. However, the gross, average, and median rose 12.9%, 14.6%, and 17.5%, respectively. The buy-back rate fell from 33.2% in 2002 to 27.3% last year.