Median steady at smaller OBS Winter Mixed Sale
OCALA Breeders' Sales Company's two-day Winter Mixed Sale ended on Wednesday with the $2,950 median down only 1.7 per cent on 2009, the $5,715 average down eight per cent, and the highest price paid for a horse at this sale ($105,000, achieved in the first session) since the 2007 renewal.
The gross, however, fell by 23 per cent on 2009 with the number of horses offered down by 19 per cent.
The sale has been dramatically downsized in recent years, with the number of horses offered down from 1,059 in 2006, when gross sales totalled $10,557,900,to 425 this year, when turnover was $1,646,000.
Top lot on the second day was a grey yearling daughter of Dehere out of the stakes-placed Seattle Dancer mare Seattle Moon, offered by Beth Bayer as agent. The filly was bought by B & B Partners for $57,000.