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Florida 2YOs Day-1: Average Up 47.9%
Meanwhile at the end of Day-1 at the OBSC sale, 110 2YOs sold for US$15,734,041 (up 29.2% on last year's 126 sold for US$12,182,000). The new record average of US$143,041 was up 47.9% (last year US$96,683) & the US$90,000 median was up 12.5%. The buy-back rate was stable at 35.7% & OBSC director of sales Tom Venture told thoroughbredtimes.com: "There were just a lot of competitors banging away for the top horses. Going in, I was hopeful that we had the right horses & the right people here. But with all that was going on in the financial markets this week, it tempered my optimism. This sale has been so productive though, that it attracts the buyers."