Hip No. 360, a daughter of Congrats consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, went to Kerri Radcliffe, Agent, for $1,700,000, one of five horses bringing a million dollars or more at the record setting 2017 OBS March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The session and overall sale topper is a dark bay or brown filly out of Azalea Belle, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes winner Westerly Breeze. Her eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session.
Three others reached the million dollar mark on Wednesday.
Hip No. 349, a daughter of Tapit consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, was sold to OXO Equine LLC for $1,100,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of graded stakes placed Arienza, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of champion Azeri.
OXO Equine bought a second horse from Tom McCrocklin later in the session, going to $1,050,000 for Hip No. 515, a son of Arch who worked a :20 4/5 quarter last Saturday. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Enhancing, by Forestry, a daughter of champion Heavenly Prize and a half sister to grade one winner Good Reward.
Hip No. 586, a bay colt by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Robert E. & Lawana Low for $1,000,000. The three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Cairo Prince, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday, is out of Heavenly Vision, by Forestry.
At Tuesday’s opening session, Hip No. 127, a son of Orb consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent, was sold to Solis / Litt for $1,250,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat last Thursday, is out of Remember, by Forest Wildcat, a half sister to grade one winner Dancing Forever.
At Wednesday’s session, Eddie Plesa, Agent for Karl & Cathi Glassman, went to $900,000 for Hip No. 345, Apostle, a son of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 on Friday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Carve out of Apt, by A. P. Indy.
Steven W. Young, Agent went to $900,000 for Hip No. 488, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, a bay colt by Union Rags who turned in eighth in :10 flat on Saturday. He’s out of Delightfully So, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to Canadian champion Delightful Mary.
Hip No. 425, a son of Tapit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to John C. Servis, Agent, for $875,000. The half brother to stakes placed Entertainer, who breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes winner Cherokee Queen, by Cherokee Run.
Alex & JoAnn Lieblong went to $850,000 for Hip No. 608, a son of Tiznow consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :20 4/5 is out of I’m a Flake, by Mineshaft, a daughter of grade one stakes winner November Snow.
Hip No. 568, a dark bay or brown filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $800,000. The full sister to grade one stakes winner Contested, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of Gold Vault, by Arch.
Hip No. 503, a bay colt by Bernardini who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, was sold to John C. Oxley & Breeze Easy LLC for $775,000. Consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, he’s a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sushi Empire out of Dowell House, by Danzig.
Hip No. 605, by Point of Entry, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was the fastest at the distance on Saturday, was purchased by Narvick International for $675,000. Consigned by All Dreams Equine, the bay colt is out of stakes placed Hug It Out, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Macho Macho.
Hip No. 340, a son of Flatter consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Xavier International Bloodstock, Agent, for $600,000. The chestnut colt, a half brother to stakes placed Don Tito out of Another Moochie, by Southern Halo, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 last Friday.
Lael Stable went to $600,000 for Hip No. 498, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :9 4/5, is out of Doolittle, by Polish Numbers, a half sister to grade one winner Her Smile.
Hip No. 677, a son of Orb consigned by de Meric Sales, was sold to Todd A. Pletcher, Agent, for $600,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is a half brother to stakes placed Jennifer Lynnette out of Lynnette, by Johannesburg, a daughter of grade one winner Strategic Maneuver.
For the session, 152 horses sold for a total of $29,791,500, compared with 151 horses bringing $24,869,500 at last year’s second session. The average price was $195,997, up 19% compared with $164,699 while the median price was $90,000 compared with $100,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 26.2%; it was 27.7% in 2016.
For the entire sale, 300 horses sold for a March sale record gross $56,627,000 compared with 320 bringing $51,288,000 last year and surpassing 2015’s mark of $55,432,000. The average price was a record $188,757, up 17.8% compared with $160,275 a year ago, and besting previous record of $187,201 in 2014. The median price was $100,000 compared with $102,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 27.5%; it was 26.3% in 2016. Thirty horses sold for $500,000 or more compared to 17 in 2016.
The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 25th through April 28th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 17th through April 22nd.
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