After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.
Spurred by a diverse group of international and domestic buyers active at all levels of the market, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training came to an end April 28 with records set in key statistical categories.
Led by a record-priced $2.45 million Tiznow colt who was one of three seven-figure transactions, the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale posted dramatic increases April 27.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training began with a continuation of the same trends at other auctions in recent years, with stiff demand at the top and about a third of the offerings returning to their owners.
As owners, agents, and trainers began their inspections in earnest for horses entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale, there was a positive vibe on the sale grounds the morning of March 12.
A major enhancement of the pavilion and general offices at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is well underway, but buyers and sellers at the January mixed sale should notice little impact.
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company is moving its annual yearling sale from August to October in 2017 and is combining its mixed sales into one January event.
There were no surprises at the first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s August yearling sale, as the free-fall in prices and large percentage of buybacks seen the previous day during the select sale continued at the Aug. 24 session.
With declines in the three previous yearling sales to date this year as polarization between the top and the rest of the market continues, the next test will take place with the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s Aug. 23-25 auction.
For the second day in a row, a telephone bid secured the topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale, when John Fort went to $250,000 to buy an Into Mischief filly during a session that saw numbers continue to spiral downward.
Topped by a filly from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale began June 14 with across-the-board declines when compared with the same session a year ago.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s management won its race against Mother Nature June 6, completing the second under tack show workout session for the June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale before heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.
Topped by a Quality Road filly sold for $775,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded April 22 with a slight decline overall in gross, and record average and median prices.
They saved the best for last at the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale March 16, when a Smart Strike colt lit up the bid board late for $1.7 million.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company wrapped up three days of under tack workouts March 11 ahead of its March 15-16 sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Aug. 21 announced that it will institute the use of a repository at all its auctions, beginning with the 2016 winter mixed sale in January.
There are more than 600 horses cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training, to be held March 17-18.
On a bid of $190,000 from George Bolton and Peter Leidel, a yearling filly from the first crop of multiple grade I winner The Factor topped the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale.
The first of two open sessions of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale Aug. 27 experienced across-the-board declines when compared to last year's record-setting open sale.
Staging a successful auction or two is one thing. Sustaining long-term success is something else entirely, and that is exactly what Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is doing these days in both the juvenile and yearling markets.
The March sale of 2-year-olds in training will kick off the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2015 juvenile schedule with a new open-style format designed to expand selection.
A new horses of racing age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2014 fall mixed sale scheduled for Oct. 14-16.
Results from the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale and high expectations for this week's OBS fall mixed sale indicated growing confidence in additional segments of the Florida marketplac
Judging by the large number of potential buyers braving temperatures in the 90s on the eve of the select session of the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. August sale of yearlings Aug. 20-22, OBS seems poised for success.
Buyers of 2-year-olds in training continued to demonstrate an appetite for race-ready youngsters during the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.
Considering the record results posted during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, an encore on day two of the four-day auction might have seemed like a lot to ask.
The average rose 9.2% and the median was up 23.1% during the first session of the OBS March sale of 2-year-olds March 13 in Ocala. David Ingordo went to $480,000 for the day's topper, a son of Flatter for $480,000.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale ended strongly with an open session after beginning with impressive surges in a consignor preferred session.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. will close out an upbeat year with its fall mixed sale Oct. 16-17 in Central Florida. The season, so far, has been filled with gains in key business figures.
A colt by Kitten's Joy topped the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August Yearling Sale in Central Florida on Aug. 22, selling to Al Pike, agent, for $110,000.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. officials are cautiously optimistic that the August yearling sale can pick up right where the sales company's juvenile sale season ended: on a high note.
A Majestic Warrior sold for $400,000, topping the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 24 in Central Florida.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded its two-day run with a spectacular show of financial fireworks.
All systems are go for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Auction company officials are upbeat and buyers seem eager to shop.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale kept the momentum going in the North American Thoroughbred auction business, which rebounded in 2011.
Tod Wojciechowski will begin his duties after the first of the year. Tom Ventura will become president of OBS on June 30.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has hired Jim Ventura and Tod Wojciechowski as horsemen relations representatives. They will be visiting racetracks and training centers throughout the country in preparation for the 2-year-old sales season.
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