(Edited Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. press release)
A Red Bullet
filly brought $60,000 Thursday to top the third open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale in Central Florida. Barry Berkelhammer, agent for Stirling Stable, purchased the bay filly from Nancy Bauman, agent. The session topper is out of stakes winner Storm Flag (by Mountain Cat).
In all, 200 horses were sold for a gross of $1,837,700, compared with 190 yearlings bringing $1,587,200 at the corresponding session a year ago. The average price was $9,189, up 10% from $8,354 in 2005, while the median price was $5,000, identical to last year's figure. The buyback rate was 28.3%; it was 29.9% last year.
The OBS sale, which started Monday with a select session, ends its five-day run Friday with an open session beginning at 11 a.m. (EDT).