Hip No. 492, Tracker Jacker, a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Conquest Stables LLC for a June Sale record $525,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Out of stakes placed Early Vintage, by Jump Start, the sale topper worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session.
The previous sale record price was $350,000 for an Elusive Quality colt sold last year. The sale also broke records for gross, average and median prices.
Hip No. 618, a daughter of Afleet Alex consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent was sold to Stonestreet Stables LLC for $280,000. The bay filly, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Sunday, is out of I’m From Dixie, by Dixieland Band, a half sister to graded stakes winner Sweet Vendetta.
Conquest Stables LLC purchased Hip No. 544, paying $225,000 for a daughter of Dixie Union consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent. The bay filly, out of Ford Gallop, by Victory Gallop, a full sister to graded stakes winner Victory U. S. A., worked the sale’s fastest three eighths by a two-year-old, stopping the timer in :33 flat.
St. Elias & West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. went to $220,000 for Hip No. 382, a daughter of Indian Charlie consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Belle Excel, by Gone West, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mash One.
Conquest purchased Hip No. 371 for $200,000, a son of Indian Charlie consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat Saturday, is out of Baltic Flier, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Caller One.
Hip No. 682, Betterforgether, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat Sunday, went to Hill n Dale Bloodstock for $200,000. The dark bay or brown colt, a half brother to stakes winner I Love Silver out of Lost Love, by Lost Code, was consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent.
Hip No. 677, a bay filly by Lemon Drop Kid consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, also went to Conquest, going for $160,000. Out of Lizzy Van Lew, by War Chant, a daughter of graded stakes winner Mysterious Moll, she worked a quarter on Sunday in :21 2/5.
Conquest’s final purchase was $170,000 for Hip No. 740, a son of Afleet Alex out of Corre Scout, by El Corredor, a daughter of graded stakes winner Fit to Scout. The dark bay or brown colt, consigned by Pike Racing, Agent, breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 on Sunday.
Hip No. 390, a bay colt by Master Command consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, was sold to Klaravich Stable, Inc. for $150,000. Out of Bold American, by Quiet American and a half brother to grade one stakes placed Valiant Passion, he worked a quarter in :21 1/5 last Saturday.
Eddie Woods also consigned Hip No. 393, Boston Bound, a son of Hard Spun sold to Christina Jelm, Agent, for $150,000. The bay colt, who breezed three eighths in :34 flat on Saturday, is out of Boston Lady, by Boston Harbor, and is a half brother to grade one stakes placed Normandy Invasion.
For the session, 201 two-year-olds sold for a total of $7,490,000, compared with 200 youngsters grossing $5,475,300 at 2012’s second session. The average was $37,264, rising 36.1% from $27,377 last year, while the median was $22,000, up 46.7% compared with $15,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24.2%; it was 23.4% in 2012. Thirty six horses sold for $50,000 or more compared with twenty two last year.
Seven older horses brought a total of $82,000, averaging $11,714 with a median price of $9,000. Last year, 13 sold for a total of $103,900, averaging $7,992 with a $5,500 median price.
For the entire sale, 426 two-year-olds sold for a sale record total of $14,424,100, surpassing last year’s record total of $10,563,100 for 421 horses sold. The average price of $33,859 is also a record, up 35% from the last year’s sale record $25,090, and the median price rose 33.3% to a record $20,000 compared with $15,000 in 2012, surpassing the sale record of $16,000, set in 2004. The buyback percentage was 23.9%; it was 20.4% last year. Thirty one horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 15 last year.
Next on the OBS schedule, the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for Tuesday, August 20th followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21st and 22nd.