Gio Ponti colt tops Fall Mixed Sale’s Racing Age Section

Hip No. 478, a 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Conquest Stables LLC for $250,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Fall Mixed Sale. The unraced dark bay  or brown colt, who breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of Groovitude, by Dixie Union, a half sister to graded stakes winner Easter Gift.

Hip No. 508, Hardcore, a maiden 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun consigned by Crying Crooner Bloodstock was purchased by Preferred Equine, Agent, for $42,000. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Mountain Range, is out of Proper Form, by Deputy Minister.

Hip No. 551, an unraced 2-year-old son of Bellamy Road consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, for $37,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes placed Bafferta, by In Excess (IRE).  

Hip No. 517, Sunshine Life, a maiden 2-year-old filly by Daaher went to Bernell Rhone for $30,000. Consigned by Crying Crooner Bloodstock, the bay filly is out of Samut (IRE), by Danehill, and is a half sister to stakes winner Iuturna.

Hip No. 502, Jazz Player, a 4-year-old chestnut gelding by Malibu Moon consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), Agent, was sold to Gary Contessa, Agent, for $29,000. Out of Partyship, by Premiership, the half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Barrier Reef worked the Under Tack Show’s co-fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 4/5.

Hip No. 484, an unraced 2-year-old son of Trappe Shot whose quarter in :21 flat was the Under Tack Show’s fastest at the distance, was purchased by CMA Land Co. for $27,000. Consigned by TdM Sales (Tristan & Valery de Meric), Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Kelley’s Dancer, by Forest Grove, a half sister to stakes winner D’wild Ride. 

For the Racing Age Section, 54 horses brought a total of $769,100 compared with 51 horses selling for a total of $1,316,500 last year. The average price was $14,243 compared with $25,814 a year ago while the median was $6,000 compared with $11,500 in 2014. The buyback percentage was 26%, identical to last year.

Hip No. 299, Hangover Saturday, a 3-year-old stakes winning daughter of Pomeroy in foal to Big Drama, topped the Open session, going to Angela Ingenito for $45,000. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, she’s out of Margarita Friday, by Johannesburg, from the family of champion Housebuster.

Hip No. 361, Bountempo, a 12-year-old mare by Cape Town in foal to Handsome Mike, was sold to Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock for $30,000. The stakes winning gray or roan mare, also consigned by Summerfield, is out of Rosekris, by Kris S., a half sister to champion Benburb, and is the dam of current 2-year-old Cash Bonus, a winner of three of races including the El Joven Stakes on October 3rd.

Summerfield also consigned Hip No. 414, a weanling son of Soldat sold to Other Things LLC for $22,000. The bay colt is out of stakes placed Winsockie, by Trippi, from the family of stakes winning stakes producer Vany.

For the Open session, 151 horses brought a total of $806,700, compared with 126 selling for a total of $617,600 in 2014.  The average was $5,342, up from $4,902 a year ago, median price was $4,200 compared with $2,850 last year. The buyback percentage was 24.1%; it was 30.4% a year ago.

At Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, 113 horses sold for a total of 1,690,700, compared with 138 horses selling for a total of $2,297,900 at last year’s session. The average was $14,962 compared with $16,651 in 2014 while the median price rose to $9,000 from $8,750 last year. The buyback percentage was 32.3%; it was 29.9% a year ago.

Next on the OBS calendar is the OBS Championship Stakes, set for Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. The Winter Mixed Sale & Horses of Racing Age Section is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, January 27th – 28th. The Under Tack Show is set for Monday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m.

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