OBS reported that 184 horses were sold for $3,122,000. The gross revenue was down 11.0% from last year's second session total of $3,509,100 for 187 head. The average of $16,967 represented a 9.6% decline from 2005's comparable figure of $18,765.The median price declined 33.3%, from $12,000 last year to $8,000 this year. The buy-back rate rose fell from 32.7% to 29.5%.This year's cumulative figures for two sessions are 359 horses sold, a gross of $6,563,900, and an average of $18,284. Last year, 373 horses were sold for a gross of $7,164,800 and an average of $19,209, based on OBS calculations.
An El Corredor yearling colt led the way Tuesday during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale in Central Florida. He brought a $160,000 final bid from B.G.H. Ranch in the second of three consignor-preferred sessions during the four-day auction.The dark bay or brown colt is the first foal out of the 5-year-old unraced Tale of the Cat mare Ataleoftwokitties, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Long Distance (by Expensive Decision). Beth Bayer, agent, consigned the yearling.Two other horses sold for six-figure prices Tuesday. Dance Special, a half-sister to grade III winner Real Dandy (by Yankee Victor)and to stakes winner Premeditation (by Afternoon Deelites), brought $135,000 as a broodmare prospect. Journeyman Bloodstock purchased the 5-year-old Theatrical – Berga mare from Moreau Bloodstock International, agent. A yearling colt from the first crop of Repent went for $120,000 to pinhooker Murray Smith, agent. He is out of the 9-year-old winning Cherokee Run mare Carrenia, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Bubba Menkus (by Silver Ghost). Cloverleaf Farms II and Brent Fernung, agents, consigned the colt.