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Congrats colt tops Winter Mixed Sale finale

Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Stroud’s Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route.

Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake.

Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou.

Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol.

For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $ 917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3% increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2% from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0%; it was 31.7% a year ago.

For Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2% from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7% from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29%; it was 28.2% last year.

For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3%.

Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday & Wednesday, March13 th &14 th. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday & Friday, March 8 th & 9 th. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12th.