Ocala Breeders’ Sales conducted a very successful Winter Mixed Sale at its facility this past week.
The two-day sale ran Wednesday-Thursday.
When the final gavel dropped, the sales topper was Hip No. 30, a yearling daughter of Violence, consigned by Gem Racing, Inc, in the Open Session of the sale.
She sold for $200,000 to SBM, agent for East Hickman Racing.
The filly is out of the mare Carphonic, who is by Lion Heart.
On Thursday’s final day (Consignors Preferred Session), Hip No. 745, a daughter of Malibu Moon, consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonick, Agent), went for $150,000 to top the sales for the day.
Patrice Miller, EQB Inc, Agent, signed the ticket for the filly who is out of the mare Yara, who is by Put It Back.
Also on Thursday, Hip No. 575, a yearling son of Commissioner out of the Yes It’s True mare Lunarlady went to First Finds for $60,000.
The colt was also consigned by Summerfield, Agent.
Hip No. 675, a yearling colt by Tapiture, consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Sarah Sharp for $60,000.
She is out of Saucey Officer, who is by Officer.
Summerfield had a very successful auction. It also sold Hip No. 564, a yearling colt by The Big Beast for $51,000 to Calumet Farm.
The colt is out of the Indian Charlie mare Lets Dance Charlie.
For the Open session, 202 horses sold for a total of $1,630,900 compared with 178 horses bringing $695,700 in the 2017 Winter Mixed Sale.
The average price in 2018 was $8,074 compared to last year’s $3,908.
In the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 407 horses sold for a total of $6,104,600 compared to 326 horses bringing $2,937,700 last year.
The average was $14,999 compared to $9,011 in 2017.
Next on the agenda for OBS is the March Sale of 2-year-olds-in-training.
Many of the nation’s top horses sell in that sale.
The sale is scheduled to be held March 13-14 with the under tack shows set for March 8-10.