OTBO 2020 MIXED SALE WILL SEE CHANGE
IN LOCATION AND FORMAT
With a new committee in place, the O.T.B.O. is moving forward with plans for the Ohio Mixed Sale for 2020. In attendance at the inaugural meeting were OTBO President John Royer, Committee Chairman Daryl Duncan, Executive Director John Engelhardt, members Dr. Tod Beckett, Steven Chumney, Craig Powell and Dr. George Sikora.
According to Duncan who operates Duncan Farms in Warsaw with his wife Sally, ¬“Majestic Farm was a great facility and we greatly appreciated Jeff Jarvis’ generosity by letting us have our sales there. The only downside was that it was located in the southern tier of the state and some sellers and buyers said it was just to far to take part in. I believe we’ve taken a big step in addressing that concern by moving the location to the central part of the state at the Delaware County Fairgrounds – Coliseum and Barn Area.”
That facility, just north of Columbus, is widely recognized for hosting one of harness racing’s biggest events – The Little Brown Jug. When not in use during the fair season, they host numerous events including a sales venue for different equine breeds.
The O.T.B.O. Auction will not conflict with any Kentucky sale and will be held on October 15 with the auction taking place at 2:30 p.m. Horses will be able to ship in on October 14 for initial preview. The auction is open to 2-Year-Olds, Yearlings, Weanlings and Broodmares. The sale is NOT exclusive to horses bred in Ohio.
Pricing varies for entry as all Yearlings and 2-Year-Olds will need to be scoped. Veterinarians will be on-site and OTBO will pay for scoping with the increased fee. Entry fee will also cover stall rent and 2 bags of shavings which must be purchased through the Delaware County Agricultural Society.
Entry and Sale fees
Yearlings and 2-Year-Old entry fee $350.00 – sale fee $250.00
Weanlings entry fee $350.00 – sale fee $200.00
Broodmare entry fee $350.00 – sale fee $150.00
There will be advertising opportunities through the catalogue and on-site and the popular City Barbeque will provide concessions on the day of the sale.
“With a sale committee in place we are going to take a regional approach to increasing consignors,” Duncan said. “This will allow us the ability to do direct marketing and put a plan in place for scheduled regional farm visits. While a lot of details need to be addressed, we are looking at a way to secure funding for a future “Sales Graduate Race” or Bonus on existing stakes, which would only encourage participation and create added interest for breeders and buyers.”
As arrangements are solidified, we will be updating information on our website and through direct mailings.
NATIONAL FLAG HAS FIRST TWO FOALS IN OHIO
WinBlaze LLC stallion National Flag, a Grade 3-winning son of Speightstown who stands at Blazing Meadows Farm in Ohio, sired his first reported foals when a colt out of the Tale of the Cat mare Princess Adelyn was born at Smokin C Farm in Ohio and a colt produced from the Kitten’s Joy mare Elated was born at Blazing Meadows Farm.
Steven Chumney of Smokin C in Bolivar, said he intends to put his colt out of Princess Adelyn in this year’s O.T.B.O. Mixed Sale as a weaning.
Standing as the property of WinBlaze LLC, an alliance between WinStar Farm and Tim Hamm’s Blazing Meadows Farm, National Flag captured the 2018 Bay Shore S. (G3) at Aqueduct. He won three of six starts and bankrolled $240,450 racing for WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing.
“We are excited to see the first foals by National Flag hit the ground, and his first foals share the same looks as their sire, who was a $600,000 yearling,” said Sean Tugel, WinStar’s director of bloodstock services and assistant racing manger. “There is not a hotter sire line in America than Speightstown. National Flag had a bright future ahead of him on the racetrack before his premature retirement and he has a true stallion’s pedigree. He has the speed, the looks, and family to be a substantial stallion. Best of all he has had the early support, breeding 36 mares in 2019, more than any other stallion in Ohio. The future looks bright.”
Editor’s note: If you have news about your new stallion to the state and have a GOOD foal photo. Send it along to Ohiobreeders@gmail.com