After the opening session of OBS’s June sales for this week of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses Age of Racing Age, Todd Wojciechowski, Director of Sales at OBS, said the June sale “has grown.” This year’s three-day auction, which closed on June 11, supports that claim.
Once viewed as the last stop in the training sale season for two-year-olds, the June sale has generated a batch of graduates with progressive bets in recent years, and as the quality of the shares offered has improved, so too, the auction is popular with both sellers and buyers. .
Bolstered by a competitive end-of-market and consistent trade throughout the year, this year’s June sales set new records across all major economic indicators.
Horses are displayed in the walking rink in front of potential buyers at OBS June Sale
For the entire sale, 560 two-year-olds traded for a record sale of $24,492,950, beating the previous record of $23,608,500 set in 2015. The average record price was 43 , $737, beating the previous mark of $39,612 recorded in 2015. The average price of $20,000 also equates to a record sales figure. The total repurchase ratio was 18%; It was 20.2% last year.
In the last Friday session, a total of 162 horses were sold for total revenue of $8,344,950, a 29% increase over last year’s third session which saw 183 horses sold for $6,468,700. The average Friday price of $51,512 was 45.7% higher than the average selling of $35,348 in the corresponding session a year ago. The average price was $25,000; It was $15,000 in the same session in 2020. The buyback rate on Friday was 18.2% compared to 16.4% a year ago.
“It was another strong day for the trade,” Wojchowski said. “There seemed to be some urgency from buyers. I felt they wanted to buy a horse today. I am pleased with the momentum over the three days. I am happy for our dispatchers. They certainly had a hard time going there last year, and their persistence and willingness to keep pushing paid off this year.” .
“(The sale was) solid at the top and some good strength underneath,” he added. “It was a good horse sale. We are happy.”
Previously purchased by Billy Williams for $45,000 from Taylor Made Sales agency shipment last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the filly was a quarter mile in: 21 1/5, bullet-per-second action under preview.
The width of the road in the Friday session was a hip 722, a gray or gray filly frozen Sent by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, agent, Mike Ryan’s agent bought it for $410,000. Purchased to owner Jeff Drown, the skilled was produced from Smart Strike mare Saratoga Summer and is the half-brother of the third-tier winner of the Summersault bets and to the Cingular Sensation.
The foal was previously purchased by de Meric Stables for Backstretch Farms for $115,000 as weaning in the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Next on the OBS sale calendar is the selected age group sale on October 12, followed the next day by the age group open sale on October 13.