Hip No. 564, a colt by Old Fashioned consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, went to Greg Gilchrist for $55,000 to top the second and final Open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 August Yearling Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Catspaw, by Storm Cat, a daughter of stakes winner Footing.
Hip No. 482, consigned by Dapple Stud, Agent, is a Proud Citizen colt sold to Nick de Meric, Agent, for $50,000. The chestnut colt is out of Wildcat Classic, by Perfect Vision, a half sister to stakes winner Avenue Shopper.
Nick de Meric also paid $50,000 for Hip No. 721, a Kitten’s Joy filly from the same Dapple consignment. The bay filly is out of Indyan Lisa, by Lemon Drop Kid.
Hip No. 653, a Two Punch colt consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold for $42,000 to Black Swan Stable. The gray or roan colt is out of Flying Oxshun, by Iskandar Elakbar, a half sister to the dam of OBS graduate Spurious Precision, winner of the recent Saratoga Special (G2).
Hip No. 620, a colt by Behindatthebar consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to Quarter Pole Enterprise LLC for $38,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Dues Up Front, by Devil His Due, a half sister to stakes winner Wrzeszcz.
Select Sales also sold a filly by Behindatthebar as Hip No. 745 went to All In Sales for $37,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Kerry Gold, by Private Terms, a half sister to grade one winner Tranquility Lake.
For the session, 189 horses grossed $2,128,900 compared with 198 selling for a total of $1,967,400 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $11,264, up 13.4% from $9,936 in 2011 while the median price rose 14.3% from $7,000 a year ago to $8,000. The buyback percentage was 23.2%; it was 24.4% last year.
For the two Open sessions, 397 horses sold for a total of $5,042,000, compared with 411 grossing $4,603,800 a year ago. The average price was $12,700, up13.4% from $11,201 in 2011, while the median price was $9,000, up 12.5% compared to $8,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 21.9%; it was 23.9% in 2011.
At Tuesday’s Selected session, 131 horses brought a total of $5,762,000, compared with 114 horses grossing $4,278,000 in the 2011 Selected Yearling Sale. The average price was $43,985, up 17.2% from $37,526 last year, while the median price rose 7.7% from $32,500 to $35,000. The buyback percentage was 26.4%; it was 23.5% in 2011. Six horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with two last year.
Next on the OBS agenda is the Fall Mixed Sale, scheduled for Tuesday, October 16th and Wednesday, October 17th.