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Exciting Day for WPT at Ocala Sales Event

February 18, 2009 · By · Share

WPT Buys Sales-Topper and 6 Others at Sale

West Point Thoroughbreds has always been committed to buying the best horses to offer to their partners.  At the Ocala two-year-olds in training sale, WPT once again proved it.  President Terry Finley purchased seven horses during the event making them the top buyer at the sales.  One of the purchases, a Graeme Hall filly, was the sales-topper. 

WPT continued to display their confidence in the industry at the event.  Although sales prices on average were down about 34%, West Point Thoroughbreds was aggressive and displayed their strength and position as a leader in the market.  "To be honest, right now is a great time to buy horses.  We're getting very high quality stock at a much lower rate than we would have had to pay in year's past," said Finley.

One of the WPT team's purchases was the highest priced two-year-old of the sale.  When hip #107, a gorgeous two-year-old daughter of Graeme Hall, entered the ring there was a buzz of excitement.  "I thought she'd sell really well.  We expected her to bring a lot," said Eddie Woods, representing Sabine Stable who owned the horse. 

WPT Bloodstock Consultant Buzz Chace was excited about the filly from the moment he saw her on the grounds.  "She was just a beautiful, well-balanced filly with a nice demeanor about her."  "She's just a really nice physical specimen," said Finley.  "We knew she was going to go for a lot, but she looks like she could be special, we're excited to have her." 

Overall, Finley was extremely pleased with the results.  "I think we got an incredible amount of value for what we paid, we're extremely excited about our new purchases.  It was a very very good day for us."

The 2009 class will be released shortly.  Please check back often for more information on our new class.

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