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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.








Galileo £10,249,746
Dubawi £2,709,333
Dark Angel £2,626,940
Acclamation £1,973,053
Kodiac £1,965,167
Nathaniel £1,804,891
Sea The Stars £1,795,580
Frankel £1,759,067
Iffraaj £1,603,556
Invincible Spirit £1,552,168