10/17/2012 10:22AM

OBS fall mixed sale opens with strong session


The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s fall mixed sale opened a two-day stand with upswings at its consignor-preferred session Tuesday in Ocala, Fla.

Topped by a $55,000 weanling Scat Daddy colt, the session sold 119 horses, as compared to 84 last year, and saw its aggregate go up by 52 percent, from $1,112,200 at last year’s opening session to $1,689,900. The average price gained 7 percent as it climbed from $13,240 to $14,201. Median also jumped 18 percent, from $8,500 in 2011 to $14,201. Buybacks fell sharply from last year, from 30 percent to 21 percent.

Agent Tom McCrocklin bought the Scat Daddy session-topper. The chestnut weanling, foaled March 6, is out of the Gilded Time winner Placerita, who is a half-sister to course-record-setting stakes winner Singing Heart. Bobby Jones Equine, agent, was the consignor.