The OTBO conducted our 2021 Mixed Sale on Friday October 15th. The vast majority of both consignors and buyers were extremely pleased with the results.
You can find the sale results below as an excel Spreadsheet with names, etc. and as a simple pdf. Soon they will be added to the flashing banner ad also.
Most horses were realistically priced – and sold – for fair value. In total, 84 lots went through the sales ring making those horses or their offspring eligible for future OTBO Graduate Races.
The intent of the OTBO Mixed Sale is to provide an affordable and convenient marketplace for horsemen on both sides of the ring. Based on the results, attendance, and bidding it looks like that was accomplished. In addition, we will learn from both the bad and good things that occurred to help make our 2022 sale even better.
We’d like to thank all of the consignors, buyers, and volunteers who attended and supported our sale.
Onward to the winner’s circle!
Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm has a saying “You win with your mares”. Well…Mapleton’s broodmare band received national recognition when their mare Love Spun’s Midshipman’s colt won a graded stakes on opening day at Keenland.
SPECIAL RESERVE, trained by Michael J. Maker, won the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes on October 8th and earned a spot in the upcoming Breeders Cup Sprint next month at Del Mar.
Love Spun presently has a Cowtown Cat weanling and is bred back to Cowtown Cat.
Congratulations to Mapleton on this success. It is becoming readily apparent that Ohio Breeders are stepping up their game. The proof of this can be seen on Friday at the OTBO Mixed Sale at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Come out and pick yourself the next Graded Stakes winner!
Photo Courtesy of Jeff Zamaiko Photography
Fresh off of a claim just 8 days ago, trainer/owner Edwin Vizcarrondo’s Direct Deceit rolled down the stretch to capture the Catlaunch Stakes for Accredited Ohio Breds in 1:46:62 for the 1 and 1/16 miles over a good Thistledown track. Piloted by Angel Diaz, the son of Twinspired out of the Outrageouslyfunny mare Funnys Approval defeated Mobil Solution by 2 lengths with Firsthand Justice another half length back in third.
Direct Deceit sat behind the pack into a rocky first turn that featured some bumping and banging then moved 4-5 wide down the backstretch before engaging Mobil Solution turning for home and pulling away. The Bobby Rankin bred 6 year old gelding notched his first stakes triumph and crossed the $200,000 mark in lifetime earnings.
A full field of 11 entered the starting gate for today’s stake. The total earnings of the field is now more than $2.5 MILLION which would be an average of $230,000 per horse! This demonstrates once again the incredible value and opportunity owning an Ohio Bred – and particularly an Accredited Ohio Bred – represents!
The OTBO is conducting its Annual Mixed Sale at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on October 15th at 2 PM. Over 90 horses are entered in the sale including many young prospects who could some day win the Catlaunch themselves! Come out and buy yourself a winner!!!
Congratulations to all the winning connections.
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