Holy Bull's Half-Sister Tops OBSC First Session

Edited release from OBSC
Norwegian Wood, a 3-year-old Wild Again filly consigned by Peacock Ridge (Becky Boyd), was purchased by Ro Parra for $80,000 to top the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale in Ocala, Florida on Monday. The unraced dark bay or brown broodmare prospect is out of Sharon Brown, by Al Hattab, and thus a half-sister to champion Holy Bull.

For the session, a total of 198 horses were sold for a total of $3,192,400, compared with 244 horses grossing $2,918,400 at the corresponding session in 2002. The average price was $16,123, up 34.7% compared with $11,961 last year while the median price soared 92.3% to $12,750, compared with $6,500 in 2002. The buyback percentage 34.2%; it was 17.8% last year.

The session's highest priced yearling was a filly by
Elusive Quality consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck) and sold to Green River Farms for $70,000. The bay filly is out of Flying Blind Again, by Fly So Free, a daughter of graded stakes winner and Canadian champion Legarto.

James & Janeane Everatt went to $70,000 for Miami Dreams, a 7-year-old mare by Secret Hello in foal to Elusive Quality, consigned by Cloverleaf Farms II. The bay mare, a full sister to graded stakes winner Silent Greeting, is out of Speak straight, by In Reality.

Value Added, a 14-year-old mare by Far Out East in foal to Elusive Quality was bought by Brereton C. Jones for $60,000. The bay mare, out of First Ring, by Nearctic, is a full sister to stakes winner and graded stakes placed In The East and the dam of stakes placed Diablo's Addition, was consigned by Buck Pond Farm (Douglas S. Arnold).

"I thought it was a very solid day," said OBS general manager Tom Ventura. "Without the benefit of a $160,000 horse like we had last year, both the average and median prices gained substantially."

Complete results, OBSC