Average, Median, and Buyback Rate Rise at OBSC Sale

The average and median prices increased as did the buyback rate during Tuesday's second day of the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 Fall Mixed Sale.

OBSC reported 163 horses brought $3,431,900, compared with a gross of $4,630,400 paid for 239 horses during the corresponding session a year ago. The average price of $21,055 was up 8.7%, compared with $19,374 last year, and the median price of $14,000 represented a gain of 7.7% in comparison with 1999's $13,000 in the second preferred session. The buyback percentage rose to 27.8% compared with 17.6% at the corresponding session last year

Top price of $125,000 was paid by Group X for Valid Dorothy, a 4-year-old mare by Valid Appeal, in foal to Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Awesome Again. She was consigned by Becky Boyd's Peacock Ridge as agent.

Tony Bowling signed the ticket on behalf of Group X, which includes his pinhooking partner Bobby Dowd and the brothers J.B. and Kevin McKathan. Bowling said the foal produced from Valid Dorothy will be sold as a yearlong or as a 2-year-old.

The second-highest priced mare was Miss Applause, a 9-year-old Fappiano mare in foal to Siphon, purchased by Brylynn Farm, Inc. for $100,000. Consigned by Lakland LLC, Miss Applause is out of stakes placed Musique Royale, and is the dam of stakes winner Corporate Shuffle.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the third consignor preferred session.