06/21/2006 12:00AM

Numbers mixed at Ocala sale


A $220,000 Smoke Glacken colt parlayed a fast presale workout into a sale-topping price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June juvenile sale in Ocala, Fla.

The auction ended Wednesday with mixed results overall. Topped by the Smoke Glacken colt, which Joe Brocklebank, agent, bought for Jeff Singer Racing, the two-day auction sold 245 juveniles for total receipts of $5,508,700. That was a decline of 3 percent from last year's gross of $5,677,800 for 304 horses. But the average price climbed 20 percent, from $18,677 to $22,484. The catalog also included a limited number of horses of racing age. Ten sold this year for a gross of $58,300 and a $5,830 average, as compared with last year, when nine brought $55,900 for a $6,211 average. The median price also rose, by 36 percent, from $11,000 to $15,000. The buy-back rate dropped from last year's 29 percent to 27 percent.

The sale-topper attracted attention during the sale's Saturday under-tack preview, when he breezed a quarter-mile in 21.40 seconds, the day's fastest time over the distance. Eisaman Equine, agent, offered the colt, whose dam is the Once Wild mare Lawana Go Fast.