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Major increases at OBS Winter Mixed Sale

THE OBS Winter Mixed Sale in Ocala, Florida, maintained the buoyant trend seen at recent American breeding stock salesby ending its two-day run on Wednesday with significant increases across-the-board.

The aggregate rose 52 per cent to $3,616,500 for 319 of 434 horses offered sold. The average leapt 47 per cent to $11,337 while the median grew by a third to $6,000.

The clearance rate also improved slightly, dropping from 30 per cent to 26.5 per cent.

A contributory factor to the rise in numbers was the inaugural horses of racing age section which generated $1,033,200 in gross for 74 horses sold. They included the sale-topper Lady Clara, who sold for $240,000 to Hardacre Farm.

The open session on the final day saw 174 horses sell for a total of $1,316,300, up 43.5 per cent despite a nine per cent decrease in the number sold. The average rose 58 per cent to $7,565 while the median soared 70 per cent to $4,850.

Leading sire Congrats provided the day's topper in a colt out of the Royal Academy mare Summer School, who sold for$90,000 to Bortolazzo Stable.

Consigned by Stroud's Lane Farm, the colt is from the further family of Grade 2 winner Mud Route.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
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Dark Angel £1,147,811
Pour Moi £1,062,878
Kodiac £1,047,054
Iffraaj £951,514
Fastnet Rock £879,677
Acclamation £875,484
Exceed And Excel £871,975
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