OCALA, Fla., (WCJB) – A horse farm near Ocala was the top buyer in day one of the October Ocala Breeder Sales Company's yearlings sale.
De-Meric Stables & Sales was the highest bidder on a colt sired by "Liam's Map," selling for $230,000. De-meric also spent $190,000 for a colt from a racehorse named "Empire Maker."
Overall the number of thoroughbreds sold and gross sales totals were slightly less than the numbers from a year ago, but the average price went up.
The second and final day of the October sale begins Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.