The start of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select sale of 2-year-olds in training has been postponed by a day because of expected rain and high winds March 10 in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 490 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is up 44.1% from 2010's total of 340.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale enjoyed significant upswings in its key business figures from a year ago during its latest edition, which ended Jan. 19 in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale kicked off Jan. 18 in Central Florida with big increases in its key business figures during its consignor preferred session.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 522 horses for its 2011 winter mixed sale. The number is up 5.2% from 2010's total of 496.
Boosted by quality offerings in the dispersal of Al and Nora Figliolia's Westbury Stables, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale enjoyed major upswings in gross of 48.3% and average price of 27.8% from a year ago.
The gross revenue rose 75.3% while the average price grew 41.9%. The median price was up 25%.
The market for yearlings this year showed signs of stability after big setbacks in 2009. But was that enough to boost the demand for breeding stock?
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 677 horses for its fall mixed sale, which will be held Oct. 19-20 in Central Florida.
The combined gross and average for the select and open portions enjoy upswings.
The average price for the first open session rises 29.1% while the median price increases 62.5%.
The median price rose 8% as the yearling sale began its three-day run in Central Florida.
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There will be no selling of juveniles in February. All select 2-year-olds offered by the company will be sold in March.
Consignor and OBS board member Francis Vanlangendonck expects fairly solid results for the August yearling sale.
The three-day Florida auction has 901 yearlings in its catalog.
The son of Lion Heart is roaring through the juvenile ranks after selling for $250,000 earlier this year.
Starting the auction on a Tuesday (Aug. 24), instead of a Monday, will make the auction more convenient for buyers.
May Day Rose, a Rockport Harbor filly, was purchased by trainer Bob Baffert, as agent, for $220,000 to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2010 June Sale on June 15.
She worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the first session of the under tack show for the June sale.
Thirty-four horses, including 25 head consigned by Leprechaun Racing as agent for Stonewall Farm and Related Entities, have been added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale.
Hilmer C. Schmidt, a leading figure in the Florida racing and breeding industry for years, died May 26 at his Brenham, Texas, home following a lengthy illness.
The auction is scheduled for June 15 in Central Florida.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, under a new state law, could use the permit to run a not-for-profit Thoroughbred meet at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. track.
Gloom and doom is dissipating as many juvenile auction results stabilize or improve.
Gross, average, and median all rise, and a Limehouse filly named Delightful Mary brings $500,000.
The chestnut juvenile, which posted the fastest three-furlong work of :32 4/5, brings $150,000 during the spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The gross rises 28.2% while the average grows 29.4%. The median soars 33.3%.
Pleasantly Perfect colt brings $260,000 while the gross and average fall 15.6% and 10.5%, respectively.
Bahia Beach topped the ninth annual Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training, bringing $115,000 April 18 in Central Florida.
The Central Florida auction, which starts April 19 and runs for four days, has 1,221 horses in its catalog.
A High Fly filly turned in a sizzling work April 16 during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Graduates include recent Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Stately Victor, whose $250,000 price topped the 2009 edition of the auction.
A Congrats filly and a Yes It's True colt each work a quarter mile in :20 3/5 during the third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Freud filly posted the fastest workout time for a quarter mile April 14 during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
A filly by Da Stoops was among the standouts April 13 during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Derby contender finished last under Rajiv Maragh as the 5-1 co-third choice in the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I); has a bone chip in his left knee according to owner Satish Sanan.
The under tack show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s four-day April sale of 2-year-olds in training begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida said April 6 that they have agreed to a Gaming Compact for the Seminoles' seven casinos in the state.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida has a reputation for producing good runners. But the size of its catalog keeps shrinking, which makes the sale's future shaky.
Participants in the auction reflect on the upbeat market and discuss the reasons why the sale was so good.
The auction is scheduled for April 19-22 in Central Florida.
With three select juvenile sales in the books for 2010, the president of the NATC discusses the marketplace for Thoroughbreds.
Based on yearling average, financial risk has been cut for Barretts March auction in Southern California.
Average rises 10.6% and median increases 16.8% while the buy-back rate declines.
Steve Young purchases her from Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent, at the OBS March sale.
Buy-back rate drops, falling to 28.7% from 41.1% last year.
Kaleem Shah is the colt's new owner, and Bob Baffert will train him.
The dark bay or brown juvenile goes to Padua Stables for $275,000.
Big price comes soon after the start of the March sale.
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