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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 £7,253,742
Dark Angel £2,146,821
Dubawi £2,076,178
Kodiac £1,668,157
Nathaniel £1,528,047
Acclamation £1,474,007
Iffraaj £1,444,247
Sea The Stars £1,411,233
Frankel £1,318,633
Pour Moi £1,283,277