04/25/2007 11:00PM

Second OBS session down from '06


The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April 2-year-old sale showed losses at Wednesday's second of four sessions in Ocala, Fla. Wednesday's top seller was a $260,000 Hook and Ladder-Expensive Tap colt that agent James Ventura bought from agent Ricky Leppala. The colt had worked a quarter-mile in 22 seconds at the sale's under-tack preview.

The session saw gross decline 19 percent from last year, with 210 horses selling for $5,751,700. Average price fell 21 percent to $27,389; median was level with last year's figure, $19,000. The buyback rose from 17 percent last year to 24 percent.

The sale continues through April 27 with sessions beginning daily at 10:30 a.m.