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Average drops 18
per cent at OBS

FOR the third consecutive session, the OBS August Yearling Sale in Florida on Wednesday returned significant declinesacross-the-board.

With no yearling surpassing the $45,000 mark, the aggregate plummeted 34 per cent to $1,352,000 while the average fell by 19 per cent to $7,309. The median declined 18 per cent to $4,500.

With vendors finding it tough to sell their horses, the clearance rate dropped from 70 per cent to 67.5 per cent.

A trio of Florida-bred yearlings jointly topped the session when selling for $45,000.

The first to reach thatmark was a son of Stormy Atlantic, who was knocked down to Mc Brothers. He was followed by a Put It Back colt who sold to agent Bo Hunt while Vinery Stables later acquired a daughter of their resident first crop sire Pomeroy for the same amount.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £10,647,143
Dark Angel £3,010,502
Dubawi £2,934,398
Kodiac £2,222,880
Acclamation £2,085,631
Frankel £1,958,689
Nathaniel £1,879,961
Sea The Stars £1,873,321
Iffraaj £1,752,926
Invincible Spirit £1,692,997