Disclaimed, a 14-year-old stakes producing mare by Affirmed in foal to Yes It's True, was purchased by Second Wind Racing for $100,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2005 winter mixed sale. Consigned by Johnson Hollow Farm (Dean and Peggy Johnson), agent, the bay mare is out of graded stakes winner Golden Horde, by Czaravich, and is a half sister to stakes-placed Martha's Terms and Crafty Josie. Actionable, a 4-year-old filly by Holy Bull consigned by Glen Hill Farm was sold for $25,000 to Kapor. The gray or roan filly is out of stakes winner Effectiveness, by Notebook, and is a half-sister to graded stakes-placed Strength Within.
For the session, 168 horses grossed $901,000, compared with 181 horses bringing $898,600 at the corresponding session in 2004. The average was $5,363, up 8% $4,965 last year, while the median was $3,450 compared with $2,500 a year ago. The buy back percentage was 18.4%; it was 25.5% in 2004. For the two open session combined, 311 horses sold for a total of $1,764,800, compared with 368 horses bringing $1,769,300 last year. The average was $5,675, up 18% from $4,808 in 2004, while the median was $3,200 compared with $2,500 a year ago. The buy back percentage was 23.9%, identical to last year.For the two consignor preferred sessions combined, 373 horses brought a total of $7,164,800, compared with 290 horses grossing $5,778,200 last year. The average was $19,209, almost identical to 2004's $19,925, while the median was $12,000, identical to last year's median. The buy back percentage was 32% compared with 26.2% a year ago. Thirty four horses brought $50,000 or more compared with 26 last year. M.S.T.S. led all buyers, taking home five horses for a total of $230,000.