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Florida Mixed Day-1: US$105k Exchange Rate Filly
In the US auction ring, Kentucky's Ben McElroy (buying via Twin Peeks Racing) paid top price of US$105,000 for a weanling filly by Exchange Rate (out of multiple stakes-winning Birdonthewire mare Passionate Bird) during the opening Preferred Session at the 3-day (1 preferred session followed by 2 open sessions) Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Fall Mixed Sale in Florida. The filly was consigned as a home-bred from Lee & Paula Parker's Horses Of Course & McElroy (who bought 2 fillies in partnership to pin-hook as yearlings) told thoroughbredtimes.com: "I think I'm probably done now. That's more than I expected to pay."