Quiet business and industry-wide controversy on the opening day of the OBS June Sale

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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -- Heading into day two of the Ocala Breeders Sales' June sale, many are trying to bring a new mindset after serious controversies following 29 horse deaths at the Santa Anita Farm in California and the Kentucky Derby Foul.

Ocala-based trainer Brandon Rice with RiceHorse Stables says he's unsure where his business might go as the industry goes through change.

"It's going to go through changes," he said. "Changes are natural, and it's whether or not I can change with it in order to continue to succeed and feed myself and be part of something that I love and my family has loved for many generations."

The opening day of the June sale was relatively quiet; 187 thoroughbreds were sold which topped last year's first sale day, but the gross sale amount and average price fell.

The top seller was a colt out of Enchanted Rock, Texas that sold for $400,000.

The OBS' June sale continues through Friday, June 14th.