Strong trading, steady increase in OBS winter sale closing

The closing session of the Ocala Breeders Winter Mixed Sales closed on January 26 with a short year-old colt. Destin , which topped today’s bid at $95,000 on sale to Rosewood Farm for local sender Sue Vacek. The aggregate figures show steady gains from the previous year with all indicators rising and trading strength.

In total, the two sales days showed a significant improvement over 2021, changing 417 horsepower with total receipts of $6,693,100. A median price of $16.051 and an average price of $8,500 was achieved. The cumulative RNA rate was 10.3%. During last year’s sale, 408 horses were sold for a total revenue of $5,612,300. Last year’s average was $13,756 and the median was $6,000.

The last session concluded with the sale of 186 horses on Wednesday for total receipts of $2,075,600, while the same session a year ago saw 236 horses sold for $2,023,500. OBS reported an average session price increase of $11,159, an improvement from the 2021 figure of $8.574, and a median price change of $7,000, compared to last year’s $4,000. Wednesday’s RNA rate was 8.8%.

A short (hip 505) colt called Last Drink sent by Vacek, the dealer, topped the Wednesday session at $95,000. Rosewood Farm purchased a New York-bred colt by Destin from Intidab’s winning mare, I Drink Alone, which is a product of betting winners. may participate (Stonesider), Postin (Boston Stones), and Another bust (Boston Stones). All six I Drink Alone contestants are a winner.

Casey Newick raised the Last Drink when Destin’s stud fee was announced for $5,000. The 2021 Destin Longs sold for an average price of $13,446. This colt is currently the highest per year ever sold at auction in North America for a father.

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“It was a really popular, strong, gentle New York-born charcoal,” Vacek said. “The mare itself produces runners. He was a bit light-hearted with Destin as his dad.”

She added, “Everyone seemed to love him. We knew he would sell well, but he sold better than we thought.”

Destin initially stood for Sequel Stallions New York, but has since been sold to be a stud in Saudi Arabia.

Rosewood also bought a short filly before Neolithic age (hip 477) earlier today for $20,000 from Hare Hill Farm. Maria Heyer bay foals were born in Maryland and out of 5 years old Eclipticalspraline Mare Eclipse Eclipse. At the end of the day, they picked up a short filly around them Castle (Hip 601) Delivered and bred by 4M Ranch, Agent. a filly born in Arkansas outside She’s Haute (look at lucky ), half-sister to the winners espresso shot (Mission Impossible ) And twenty valentines (line of fire ).

Rosewood on Tuesday bought a short year old Taboret Filly (Hip 190) from Perrone Sales, a McDowell Farm dealer, for $35,000. Filly that was born in Arkansas out of bet banditry (Correct predictions), sister to a pair of betting winners big dad texas And The name . Breeder Bill McDowell picked up the mare from the Gainesway shipment at the 2020 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale for $15,000.

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Mendelssohn introduced a filly named Hip 454 into the ring at the OBS Winter Mixed Sale

The second highest price of the day, $75,000, was paid by Brookdale Farm for a short pony before Mendelssohn , her first crop is two years old from 2022. The Florida-bred pony from Charming Becky (Dixie Union) comes from the Mandy’s Gold family, a first-class winner of over $1 million. Vargas Sales delivered the filly as Hip 454. She was bred by Destiny Oaks of Ocala.

Rosewood Farm, which Sarah and Paul Sharp were about to sign, was active on the last day, buying three horses with receipts for $122,500 to be the main buyer for the day. The cumulative major buyer over the two days, Woodford Thoroughbreds, purchased five horses for a total of $410,000.

Summerfield, the last session’s top dispatcher, sold 51 heads for a total of $649,000. Operation Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonk also led the sale as the cumulative lead dispatcher after selling a total of 63 horses for $1,044,000.

“All the hard work paid off,” said Francis Vanlangendonk. “It was a good day.” “I think we put together two horses today. We appraised some of our horses at $5,000 and $7,000 this morning, and they brought in $17,000 and $20,000, which is a big difference when you’re trying to get out.”

Frances Vanlangendonk was recently voted as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sales Company, stating “We’ve been selling here at OBS since the mid-’80s. It’s a great place to sell. We have a good base here in Ocala and there are a lot of people in the business. We can sort of support the sale from buyers.” Only locals. People here get out of bed, go train a few horses, and then come to the sale.”

Vanlangendonck added: “There were about 100 people in the back ring until the end of the sale. It’s great. It keeps everyone in business. It would be unusual for someone to get out of here unhappy. If someone pulled out of that sale at the end with a horse and you weren’t Happy, then it was unreal.”


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