First Dude colt tops June Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 199,  a dark bay or brown colt by First Dude whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack Session, was sold to David Dizney Racing Syndicate for $400,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he’s a half brother to stakes placed Sola Gratia out of Natalie’s Moment, by Kris S.

Linda Rice, Agent, went to $320,000 for Hip No. 335, a son of Midnight Lute consigned by Timber Creek, Agent. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest work at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Screen Giant, by Giant’s Causeway.

Hip No. 317, a son of Twirling Candy consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased for $310,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 at Thursday’s Under Tack Session, is out of stakes winner Saint Knows, by Sweetsouthernsaint, a full sister to stakes winner Her Sweet Saint

Hip No. 138, Times Square, a son of Tapit also consigned by Eddie Woods, went to Calumet Farm for $250,000. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 4/5 on Wednesday, is out of graded stakes winner Magical Feeling, by Empire Maker.

Eddie Woods consigned Hip No. 310, a son of Curlin purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $240,000. Out of stakes placed Runge, by Posse, a half sister to stakes placed Certain Pride, the dark bay or brown colt breezed a quarter on Thursday in :21 3/5.

Holly & David Wilson went to $210,000 for Hip No. 68, a son of Scat Daddy consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent. The chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of Intelyhente, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes winner Bel Air Beauty.

Hip No. 61, a daughter of Union Rags consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $200,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 last Wednesday, is out of stakes winner I’m Mom’s Favorite, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to graded stakes placed Toutsie Rules.

Hip No. 239, a son of Quality Road consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Justin Casse, Agent, for $200,000. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10  flat on Thursday, is out of Pirate Queen, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of graded stakes winner Be Gentle.

Hip No. 33, son of Scat Daddy consigned by James Layden, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $185,000. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance last Wednesday, is a full brother to graded stakes winner Conquest Daddyo out of Hangingbyamoment, by Thunder Gulch.

Hip No. 105, a gray or roan filly by Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, for $180,000. Out of graded stakes placed stakes winner La Nez, by Storm Creek, she sped an quarter  in :21 1/5 last Wednesday.

Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent paid $150,000 for Hip No. 90, a daughter of City Zip out of stakes winner Karakorum Elektra by Freud. The bay filly, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Inc., Agent.

For the session, 199 horses grossed $7,217,500, compared with 147 selling for a total of $3,645,000 at last year’s first session. The average was $36,269, rising 46.3% compared with $24,798 a year ago, while the median price was $18,000, up 33.3% compared to $13,500 in 2016.  The buyback percentage was 22.9%;  it was 30.1% last year.

The June Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 375 – 769 will be offered.

Wednesday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

The Under Tack Show is recorded and available on the OBS website, by entire session or by individual hip number. The works are also available for viewing in the video wall in the rear of the auditorium, the new Video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge and at kiosks in the lobby, Lounge and the covered walking ring. In-room viewing is available at The Courtyard by Marriott, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ocala Hilton, plus lounge viewing is available at the Hilton. Under Tack Show results are posted on the OBS website in .pdf and Excel format as well as via a sortable master index.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS June Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.