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Hip No. 292, a chestnut filly by Limehouse consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Alex & JoAnn Lieblong for $320,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Out of Dominica, by Housebuster, a full sister to stakes winner Find the Treasure, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show last Tuesday.
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Hip No. 26, a son of Colonel John consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $290,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of Always Ready, by Dixieland Band, a half sister to grade one stakes winner More Than Ready.
Hip No. 300, a bay colt by Henny Hughes who sped a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, was sold to K. K. Eishindo for $290,000. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, he’s out of stakes placed Dressed for Success and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Switch to the Lead.
Hip No. 5, Flat Jack, by Flatter out of Adena’s Girl, by Personal Flag, consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, was sold to West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc., for $285,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is a half brother to stakes placed Ready and Tough.
Dennis O’Neill, who purchased 2012 Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another out of the 2011 Spring Sale, paid $200,000 for Hip No. 187, a gray or roan filly by Stroll out of Chosen Honor, by Sultry Song, a half sister to stakes winner Art Trader. Consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, she worked an eighth at the Under Tack Show in :10 flat.
Hip No. 237, a daughter of Flatter consigned by Old South Farm, Agent, was sold to Alex & JoAnn Lieblong for $200,000. The gray or roan filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Crystal Lyric, by El Prado (IRE), a half sister to stakes winner Proven Cure.
Old South also sold Hip No. 252 for $200,000, a daughter of City Zip whose eighth in :9 3/5 was the Under Tack Show’s co-fastest at the distance. Purchased by David Clark, the chestnut filly is out of Danse Kongo, by Petionville, a half sister to stakes placed Copy My Swagger.
K. K. Eishindo went to $190,000 for Hip No. 165, a son of Old Fashioned consigned by Bobby Jones Equine, LLC, Agent. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in:10 flat, is out of Catspaw, by Storm Cat, a daughter of graded stakes winner Footing.
Hip No. 227, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, also brought $190,000, the son of Street Boss going to Zayat Stables LLC. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was Tuesday’s co-fastest, is out of Credential, by Valid Appeal, a half sister to stakes winner Table the Motion.
Hip No. 4, a son of Wildcat Heir consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to New Farm for $180,000. The bay colt, who sped an eighth in :9 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes winner Additional Prayer, by Songandaprayer.
New Farm also paid $170,000 for Hip No. 10, a gray or roan colt by Exchange Rate out of A Fleet Peach, by Afleet, a half sister to graded stakes winner Eishin Dover. Consigned by SGV Thoroughbreds, (Steven Venosa), Agent, he worked an eighth in :10 flat.
Hip No. 99, a son of Malibu Moon consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to John C. Kimmel, Agent for Summit Thoroughbreds, for $170,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :22 flat, is out of Berry Blessed, by St. Jovite, and is a half brother to stakes winner Shem.
Alex & JoAnn Lieblong paid $160,000 for Hip No. 129, a daughter of D’wildcat consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is out of stakes placed Browning, by Jump Start, a half sister to graded stakes winner Queen of Money.
Hip No. 196, consigned by Murray Smith, Agent, also went for $160,000, going to Gary Contessa, Agent. The chestnut colt by Elusive Quality, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5, is out of Clambake (IRE), a half sister to graded stakes winner Art Deco.
For the day, 189 horses brought a total of $11,372,500, compared with 186 horses selling for a total of $7,533,000 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $60,172, soaring 48.6% from $40,500 last year while the median price was $37,000, rising 48% compared with $25,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.9%; it was 20.2% last year. Thirty-four horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 14 in 2012.
The Spring Sale continues Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.