Topped by the $105,000 paid by Gainesway Farm for Sabre Dance, a 6-year-old Sword Dance mare who is in foal to Ocala Stud stallion Montbrook, Monday's opening preferred consignor session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Fall Mixed Sale realized increases in gross, median and average for the second straight year.
Loni's Appeal, a filly by Successful Appeal out of Loni Girl, by Future Storm, went to John Brocklebank for $55,000 to top the final open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 August Yearling Sale.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company will be trying to buck the downward trend seen at recent regional auctions when its yearling sale kicks off on Monday. The first session is for select horses, and it will be followed by three open sessions.
For the first time, horsemen can take a sneak peek at the horses cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Selected August Yearling Sale through a visit to the OBS Web site.
Chapel Royal, a son of Montbrook who topped the OBSC Calder select sale of 2-year-olds in February with a final bid of $1.2 million, will make his career debut in the second race at Belmont Park Thursday.
A colt by Montbrook established a new record at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale after garnering a sale-topping bid of $1.2 million at Calder Race Course Tuesday.
A colt from the first crop of Seattle Slew stallion Doneraile Court brought a final bid of $400,000 from agent John Ferguson to top the early returns at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course on Tuesday.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company announced today that the 2003 Fall Mixed Sale has been rescheduled for Oct. 13-17. The sale had originally been scheduled form October 7-11. The closing date for sales entries remains July 7th, 2003.
Extreme Change, a 10-year-old mare by Copelan out of stakes placed Ideal Exchange went to Gaspar Rivera for $25,000 to top the first of two Open sessions of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale.
Gross receipts, average and median prices increased, as did the buyback rate, during Monday's consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale in Ocala, Florida.
The resultsof sales conducted so far this year have left sale company officials and horsemen scratching their heads. Are they trends or do they just reflect the up-and-down fortunes of individual auctions?
Acting as agent for Texas owner James McIngvale, J. B. McKathan went to $200,000 to acquire a son of Halo's Image during the early part of Monday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected yearling sale in Ocala, Florida.
A record price for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2002 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age was established Tuesday when William J. Condren paid $310,000 for College Honor, a colt by Double Honor consigned by Farnsworth Farms.
A colt and filly from the first crop of Double Honor had two of the fastest workout times during Saturday's and Sunday's Under Tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A son of Ponche out of the Dr. Schwartzman mare Operate Quick posted the fastest three-furlong work Friday at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's under tack show for its spring 2-year-olds in training sale.
Yester Morn, a filly by Capote, zipped a quarter-mile in :21 1/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at Saturday's first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.
Triple Crown nominees Warners and Quest Star are entered in separate stakes races on Monday's Ocala Breeders Sales Company's six-race card. Warners, who sold for just over $1 million at the March 2001 2-year-old sale, will make is sophomore debut in the OBS Sprint Stakes, while $150,000 purchase Quest Star goes in the 1 1/16-mile OBS Championship Stakes.
A son of Dehere bought last fall for $50,000 was purchased Wednesday by Eugene and Laura Melnyk for $1,050,000 to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-year-olds in training sale in Ocala, Fla. The price not only represented a healthy return on the price paid by consignor Hartley-DeRenzo Thoroughbreds at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale, but it was a record paid for any 2-year-old sold by OBSC.
Trainer Kenny McPeek was dreaming of a Triple Crown campaign after Saint Damien fought off a late bid from Saved by the Sword to win the colts and geldings division of the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes. In a steady rain Monday in Ocala, Fla., the 3-year-old son of Saint Ballado -- Wife Begone completed the 1 1/16 miles in the slop in 1:47 3/5. The winning rider was Edgar Prado.
The same Wild Zone colt that zipped the fastest eighth-mile at the Ocala Breeders' Sales video preview on Sunday took top honors again on Saturday for his :21 3/5 quarter-mile at the first session of the Under Tack Show of the company's March sale of selected 2-year-olds.
An Irish River colt sold Tuesday for an Ocala Breeders' Sales Company record price of $900,000 already has a new owner. According to OBSC, agent Buzz Chace notified sales company officials that the colt will be owned by Raymond Dweck rather than Roger King, for whom he was initially purchased.
Agent Buzz Chace, acting on behalf of Roger King, paid $900,000 for an Irish River colt during Tuesday's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's selected sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. The price was a record for the sale. "I thought he was the best horse in the sale," Chace said. "He was graceful on the racetrack and he had great demeanor and presence back at the barn."
Adena Springs South went to $105,000 for Backatem, a 4-year-old stakes winning daughter of Notebook sold as a broodmare prospect, to top the second of two consignor preferred sessions at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned by Summerfield, Agent, Backatem was a stakes winner of $89,750 and is a full-sister to graded stakes-placed
Proud Crusader, Hip No. 182, brought a final bid of $67,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2001 Winter Mixed Sale. Consigned by Double S Farm, Agent, the 7-year-old Crusader Sword mare, in foal to Gilded Time, was sold to R Bar S Thoroughbreds. Proud Crusader is out of stakes winner Very Proud and is a half-sister to stakes winner Proud and True as well as stakes placed Proud Proud Proud and Cut Proud.
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Racing and breeding news and information.
Binge, a 7-year-old mare by Wild Again in foal to Tale of the Cat, was purchased by Jim Wells for $125,000 to top the first consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 Fall Mixed Sale.
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Racing and breeding news briefs.
A record price of $335,000 for a yearling sold by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company was set Monday when Aaron and Marie Jones went to that price to acquire a Storm Creek colt from the Mockingbird Farm consignment.
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