07/19/2004 11:00PM

Ohio sale to offer incentives


The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners will for the first time offer $50,000 in incentives for buyers of Ohio-bred yearlings. The incentives will be in effect for horses bought at the group's Midwest regional sale at River Downs on Oct. 2.

There will be two 2-year-old races run in 2005 as sale bonus races, one for colts and one for fillies. The races, expected to be run late in the season at 1 1/16 miles as determined by the Ohio State Racing Commission, will each have $25,000 added to their purses for horses purchased at the Oct. 2 sale.

"We feel this incentive will really give the sale a needed boost," said Kim Williams of Fair Winds Farm, a member of the breeders and owners association's sales committee. "In addition, a 10 percent breeders award of each $25,000 bonus will be offered."

The entry deadline for the mixed sale is Monday.