PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 10, 2022
SUBJECT: RECORD SETTING NUMBER OF ENTRIES FOR OHIO MIXED SALE OCTOBER 19TH
The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners (OTBO) Association is proud to announce the annual Mixed Thoroughbred Sale to be held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio on Wednesday October 19th. The sale will start at 2:30 PM. The grounds are open for previews/inspections at 12:00 PM on October 18th.
This year, there are a record-setting 120 entries with a wide variety of outstanding prospects. Weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds and broodmares complete the make-up of the catalog, with 74 yearlings and 23 weanlings leading the way. The 2022 edition of the sale includes a 36-entry dispersal from Ohio’s historic Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm, who has been atop Ohio’s accredited program as breeder and owner for many years.
The future is bright for the yearlings/weanlings catalogued, as several of them are ½ siblings to already-successful stakes winners both inside and outside of the Ohio program. Hip #’s 2 & 5 (both by Cowtown Cat) are the accredited yearling ½ brother and weanling ½ sister to multiple graded stakes winner and Grade 1-placed, Special Reserve (out of Mapleton-owned mare, Love Spun). Near the mid-point of the catalog, you’ll find Hip #41, the yearling ½ brother to 2021 Ohio Champion 2yo colt Thedayofthegrey (out of Sharon’s Way), and Hip #46, the accredited yearling ½ brother to Back to Ohio (out of Sheza Runaway Star), a recent multiple stakes winning 2-year-old filly in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Hip #79 is a yearling ½ sister to Oil Money (out of Cryptocandiac), a multiple stakes winner in both the US and Canada. At the very end of the sale, in our supplement, we have a yearling colt out of the red hot sire Oscar Performance to round out what we anticipate will be an outstanding sale for both buyers and sellers.
The Ohio program offers year-round racing at three outstanding venues – Jack Thistledown Racino (Cleveland), Belterra Park Gaming (Cincinnati), and Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racetrack (in Youngstown). There are 43 stakes held annually for Ohio-breds with purses totaling over $3.5 million distributed.
The complete catalog can be found at www.otbo.com. Any further questions, please call Mike Annechino, Executive Director of the OTBO, at (330) 356 8350. Thank you.