A weanling colt in the first crop of 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Jazil brought $77,000 to top the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders’s Sales Co. fall mixed auction Oct. 12 in Central Florida. The sale opened its two-day run in Central Florida with downturns of 24% in gross revenue, 39% in average price, and 50% in median price from last year.
Baccari Bloodstock purchased the bay colt from Barry Menefee, agent. The yearling is the fourth foal out of the 7-year-old Pentelicus mare Pelicus Affair, who failed to win in her two career races. Pelicus Affair is a half-sister to Pine Dance (by Pine Bluff), who captured the American Derby (gr. IIT) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) in 2000 and the Brandywine Stakes in 2001, and Village Dancer (by Mythical Ruler), who scored in the 1991 Juvenile Stakes at Fort Erie in Canada. Village Dancer is the dam of seven-time stakes winner The Happy Hopper (byEl Prado). Another half-sister to the $77,000 colt, the winner Half Crown (by Key to the Mint), produced added-money winner He’s Royal Dee (by Afternoon Deelites).
The consignor preferred session’s results included a gross of $1,467,900 for the 132 yearlings that sold. The average was $11,120, and the median was $6,000. Last year, during the corresponding session, the 106 horses that sold grossed $1,931,600 and averaged $18,223. The median was $12,000.
This year’s buy-back/no bid rate was 39.7%, down from 54.1% in 2008.
The fall mixed sale will conclude Oct. 13 with an open session that starts at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).