04/20/2010 12:00AM

Gains at second day of OBS spring sale


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A day after its opening session posted mixed results, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company spring 2-year-old sale in Ocala, Fla., saw gains in gross, average, and median. Twenty-nine horses sold for $50,000 or more. The most expensive of those was Hip No. 508, a Pico Central-Strawberrydaiquiri filly that Harvey Clarke bought for $200,000.

Steve Shaninian, agent, signed the ticket on Clarke's behalf. The chestnut filly is out of a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Wimbledon. Eddie Woods, agent, was the consignor.

Tuesday's session, the second of four, ended with 209 horses totaling $6,441,000, up 28 percent from last year's gross of $5,025,300 for 211 juveniles. The average price rose 29 percent, from $23,817 last season to $30,818, and median climbed 33 percent, from $15,000 in 2009 to $20,000 this year. Buy-backs also dropped, falling from 2009's figure of 20 percent to 17 percent this year.

The OBS spring juvenile auction was to continue through April 22 at the OBS pavilion in Ocala. Sessions begin daily at 10:30 a.m.