Hip 264, a gray or roan filly by Tapit and consigned by Gene Recio, Agent V, sells for $170,000 on the opening day of the OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company in Ocala, Fla. on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The sale continues through Friday. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2021.
The final OBS 2-year-old thoroughbred sale of 2021 off and running
Jesse Bolin looks for a higher bid on a thoroughbred on the opening day of the OBS June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette]
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales June auction kicked off on June 9 and runs through June 11. The sale is the last featuring 2-year-old thoroughbreds and includes a section of horse of racing age.
This year’s two-year-old sales season at OBS rebounded after a dismal 2020 that saw demand and prices for thoroughbred drop after the COVID-19 pandemic struck.
On June 9, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Top Line Sales sold for $425,000 to Gary Young as agent. The filly was the top-selling horse of the first session.
Another filly, this one a daughter of Uncle Mo and consigned by Julie Davies sold for $375,000 to Donato Lanni as agent.
For the session, 176 horses sold for $7,268,400, compared with 163 selling for a total of $5,037,800 during the 2020 first session. The average sale price was $41,298 up 33.6% compared with $30,907 a year ago.
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