Last year, 731 horses were sold for a gross of $6,985,200, an average price of $9,556, and a median price of $4,700. Compared to 2002, the number sold declined 1.5%. However, the gross, average, and median rose 12.9%, 14.6%, and 17.5%, respectively. The buy-back rate fell from 33.2% in 2002 to 27.3% last year.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 fall mixed sale begins its four-day run on Monday in Central Florida. The catalogue has 1,152 broodmares, weanlings, and other types of horses. The consignor-preferred portion of the sale is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday while the open portion is set for Wednesday and Thursday. All sessions begin at 11 a.m. (EDT).