OBS Fall Mixed Sale Opens With Big Increases

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Opens With Big Increases
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Zehoorr, a broodmare in foal to Tiznow  , sold for $250,000 as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s fall mixed sale opened with big gains during its consignor preferred session Oct. 19 in Central Florida. The gross revenue rose 75.3% while the average price increased 41.9%. The median price was up 25%.

Rustlewood Farm purchased Zehoorr, who produced a filly by Bernardini   in 2009 and a filly by Indian Charlie earlier this year. The 5-year-old unraced daughter of Storm Cat is out of 2001 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) winner Nany’s Sweep (by End Sweep) and is a half sister to She’s Indy Money (by A.P. Indy), who captured the Seaway Stakes (Can-III) and the Ontario Matron Stakes in 2007 at Woodbine. She’s Indy Money also finished third in the 2005 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park and the 2009 Chou Croute Handicap at Fair Grounds.

Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield sales agency consigned Zehoorr, who was part of Westbury Stables’ complete dispersal. Summerfield, as agent for Westbury, bought Zehoorr, while she was in foal to Bernardini, for $270,000 from Paramount Sales, agent, at the 2009 Keeneland January horses of all ages auction.

One other horse, the broodmare Chasenthebluesaway, brought a six-figure price during the sale’s consignor preferred session. Consigned by Summerfield for Westbury and in foal to Indian Charlie, she was purchased for $100,000 by Baccari Bloodstock.

A winning 9-year-old daughter of Real Quiet, Chasenthebluesaway is out of the stakes winner Miss Gibson County (by Winrightt) and is a half sister to added-money winner Gibson County (by In Excess). Chasenthebluesaway produced a Forest Wildcat colt in 2009 and a Harlan's Holiday filly in 2010.

OBS reported that 163 horses were sold for a gross of $2,572,600 and an average of $15,783. The median was $7,500. In 2009, when 132 horses were sold during the consignor preferred session, the gross was $1,467,900. The average was $11,120 and the median was $6,000.

The buy-back rate fell from 40% last year to 36.3%.

The second and final session of the OBS fall mixed sale is scheduled for Oct. 20. An open session, it will begin at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

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