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Ocala June sale scores improved figures

OCALA'S June sale of two-year-olds and horses of racing age on Tuesday was topped by a Rockport Harbor juvenile filly, knocked down to trainer Bob Baffert for $220,000. The filly, named May Day Rose, had breezed three furlongs in 33.6 seconds.

The sale, which this year was reduced to one day, saw a total of 238 horses sold for $4,954,100, with the average price of $20,815 representing a 31 per cent increase over the $15,903 average last year when 299 horses grossed $4,755,200 during a two-day sale.

Out of the unraced dam May Day Bluff, May Day Rose is a half-sister to stakes winner May Day Vow, and her dam is a half-sister to the high-class Roza Robata. She was consigned by Bridlewood Farm.

The juveniles section achieved 230 sales and an aggregate of $4,912,100, with the average price of $21,357, up 29 per cent on last year, and a median of $15,000, up 66 per cent.
Eight older horses were sold this year for a total of $42,000, compared to 15 in 2009 for $58,900.

Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables consigned a Sharp Humor filly, purchased by Patrice Miller for $170,000, who produced the fastest final furlong in the breeze-up, clocking ten seconds flat. Out of Antoinette, by Silver Hawk, she is a half-sister to stakes winner Excellent Band.

 

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Westerner £839,346
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Midnight Legend £595,809
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