Alexis Annechino


The Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners are pleased with the reception regional breeders have shown for their first Mixed Sale in 10 years. 103 horses of all ages were entered. The sale will be held at Majestic Farm, located at 5700 St. Rt. 132 in Batavia, Ohio in the southwest portion of the state. The pristine facility that plays host to a myriad of Hunter/jumper/dressage competition and training. There are 200 outdoor stalls and two heated indoor arenas. There is plenty of parking for horse vans and buyers. Horses can be inspected Saturday, December 2 and on day of sale Sunday, December 3. The auction is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Organizers are pleased to see weather predictions of a sunny day with 55 degree weather.
“The process has moved along quickly and we have shipped catalogs to the regional training centers, H.B.P.A. and racing offices that are currently operating live racing,” said Dan Mahaney who operates the auction company that will be working with the O.T.B.O. to facilitate the sale. “We have been seeing solid interest in regional sales and with the strengthening of thoroughbred racing in Ohio we are looking forward positive results for consignors and buyers.”
“The early feedback has been positive and there will be offspring of some excellent sires available at the sale, stated O.T.B.O. executive director John Engelhardt. “Some examples are two mares by the world-renowned Tapit, a 2-year-old Dialed In filly, the leading first-crop sire of 2016 and a 2-year-old Flat Out filly from the female family of champion Eliza. Other sires include Horse of the Year and Champion Mineshaft; Hall of Fame Champion and leading sire Tiznow; the outstanding sire Elusive Quality; two-time Champion Sire in Canada Milwaukee Brew and many other graded stakes winners and proven well-bred sires such as Overanalyze, Liason, Drosselmeyer, Tale of Ekati, Shackleford, Jersey Town, Line of David and Bullet Train to name a few.”
There will also be opportunities to acquire Accredited Ohio-breds. Among those represented in the sale are by stallions Kettle Corn, a stakes producing sire from his first crop; Cowtown Cat who leads the state is earnings; Ohio’s leading stallion of 2016 Mobil and multiple graded stakes winner Western Pride. Buyers can also get a look at the first crop of Tidal Volume, a popular new stallion to the state and stakes winning son of Tapit.
O.T.B.O. treasurer Bruce Ryan is supporting the sale with two homebred winning horses in training. Mixed Colors is a 4-year-old gelding who was beaten only a half-length in the recent $75,000 Catlaunch Stakes. A three-time winner, he has earnings of $75,421. Ryan is also offering 3-year-old three-time winner winning filly Kiosk’s Cal. She is a half-sister to two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Needmore Flattery, a winner of seven stakes races and $732,103. Needmore Flattery is currently in foal to California Chrome.

A digital version of the catalog is posted and can be found at the he OTBO website ( by clicking on the Sales & Information Section on the site’s masthead.


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