A yearling son of Elusive Quality consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, agent for $70,000 to top the open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2019 Winter Mixed Sale.
Hip No. 675, a yearling son of Laoban consigned by Beth Bayer, agent, was purchased by T & R Holdings for $47,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of D Prairie Cat, by D'wildcat, a half sister to grade one winner Emma's Encore.
Two horses were purchased out of the Summerfield consignment for $40,000 each.
Hip No. 468, Scoot On By, a 14-year-old gray or roan mare by Catienus in foal to Palace, went to H & E Ranch. She's a full sister to stakes winners Lights of Broadway and Kathern's Cat out of On Broadway, by Rubiano, and the dam of stakes winning OBS graduate Woman At the Well, winner of the Bold Ego Handicap on Jan. 6.
Hip No. 548, a yearling daughter of Uncaptured, was sold to Shooting Star Thoroughbreds. The chestnut filly is out of Striking T, by Smart Strike, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner You Bought Her.
For the open session, 228 horses sold for a total of $1,479,800 compared with 205 horses bringing $1,636,900 in 2018. The average price was $6,490 compared with $7,985 last year, while the median price was $4,000 up from $3,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 15.2 percent; it was 24.9 percent in 2018.
For the consignor preferred session, 106 horses sold for a total of $1,777,100, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,452,700 in 2018. The average price was $16,765 compared with $23,488 a year ago, while the median price was $12,000, up from $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 26.9 percent; it was 29.7 percent last year.
For the horses of racing age session, 65 horses grossed $1,241,000 compared with 57 selling for a total of $880,000 in 2018. The average was $19,092, up from $15,439 a year ago, while the median price was $9,000, identical to last year. The buyback percentage was 14.5 percent; it was 9.5 percent in 2018.
For the entire winter mixed sale, 399 horses sold for a total of $4,497,900, compared to 409 horses bringing $5,969,600 last year. The average was $11,273, compared with $14,596 in 2018 while the median price was $6,000, unchanged from a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.6 percent; it was 24.9 percent in 2018.
The overall sale topper was Hip No. 251, Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, agent, sold to S B M Training and Sales, agent, for $200,000 to top the horses of racing age section. The bay colt, who worked a half-mile in :44 flat at the under-tack show, is out of stakes placed Angels Trace, by Bellamy Road.
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