Inaugural Buckeye Classic Thoroughbred Sale Set For Oct. 17

Sally and Daryl Duncan | John Engelhardt

The Buckeye Classic Thoroughbred Sale will debut at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on Oct. 17 at 2:00 p.m. The sale has been created by a group of Ohio breeders, several of them former members of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeder & Owners Board of Directors. The sale is open to yearlings, weanlings, in-foal mares and 2-year-olds. Early entry deadline for the Buckeye Classic Thoroughbred Sale is July, 15.

“It seemed the OTBO sale was becoming a viable source for both sellers and buyers after a 13-year hiatus, but over the last three years–under their new leadership-it has headed in the wrong direction,” stated Daryl Duncan, who operates Duncan Farms with his wife, Sally. “It just wasn't a proper fashion for us to present our homebreds, so we teamed with other leading Ohio farms and decided to form a new sale company with some great people coming together for a common goal. Their plan and rationale for a new sale was presented to the Ohio H.B.P.A., who agreed with their assessment and were willing to underwrite the venture.”

He added, “The endorsement from the Ohio HBPA will go a long way. I do believe that the farms that have made the commitment to this sale will be bringing in quality, well-prepped horses in a show of their support. I know we will.”

Duncan stands two-time Ohio Stallion of the Year Dominus and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, in addition to Mobil, Corfu and Air Strike. Horses sold at the new sale will be eligible to compete in the $50,000 inaugural Buckeye Classic Thoroughbred S. that will be held at Mahoning Valley in the fall along with horses made eligible through the previous O.T.B.O. sales.

For more information, contact [email protected] Smokin C Thoroughbreds.


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