A short yearling from the first crop of GI Woodward S. winner Global Campaign (Curlin) (hip 485) topped the open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Winter Mixed Sale Wednesday when selling to Machmer Hall for $80,000. Bred in Florida by Dominque Damico and consigned by Fly By, the dark bay colt is out of Im a Dixie Diva (Henny Hughes), a half-sister to multiple Grade I winner Mor Spirit (Eskendereya).
During Wednesday’s open session of the two-day auction, 182 horses sold for $2,064,200. The average was $11,342 and the median was $7,500. With 22 horses reported not sold, the buy-back rate was 10.8%.
Those figures were right on par with the 2022 open session when 186 horses grossed $2,075,600 for an average of $11,159 and a median of $7,000. The 2022 buy-back rate was 8.8%.