Miz United States Sells for $260,000 at OBS Winter Mixed Auction

The mare Miz United States, carrying a foal by Songandaprayer, brought $260,000 Thursday to top the second consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) winter mixed sale in Central Florida. Wine mogul Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings purchased her from Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield consignment.

A 10-year-old daughter of Valid Appeal, Miz United States captured the 1999 My Dear Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes and finished second in the 2000 Princess Mora Stakes at Calder Race Course. She scored in three of her 11 career races and earned $298,904.

Out of the winning Overskate mare Stolen Stakes, Miz United States is a half-sister to stakes winner Stolen Prayer (by Songandaprayer). Miz United States is the dam of winners American Joe, Awesome Idea, and All American Miz.

Miz United States previously sold for $110,000 at the 1999 OBS March sale of select 2-year-olds in training.

In all, 73 horses were sold Thursday for a gross of $2,172, 000. Both statistics were down from the comparable session a year ago when 184 horses sold for $3,122,000. However, the average price rose from $16,967 in 2006 to $29,753 this year. The median increased from $8,000 to $22,000.

Like the first consignor preferred session, the second had a new format where the upset price was $10,000, which contributed to fewer horses being sold.

The figures for the auction's first two days were 148 sold, a gross of  $4,714,500, and an average of $31,855. In 2006, the 533 horses sold grossed $9,434,400 and averaged $17,701. This year's median was $21,000.

The auction continues Friday with an open session, and there is another open sessions Saturday.