Concluding four days that shattered sale records for gross, average and median, Hip No. 924, son of Indian Charlie consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Ashford Stud for $625,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2014 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, out of Agatha, by Distorted Humor, a half sister to champion Hishi Akebono and grade one stakes winner Agnes World, worked a quarter in :20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show. Hip No. 1063, by Colonel John, also consigned by de Meric, was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $310,000. The bay filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat, is out of Cinderellaslipper, by Touch Gold, a half sister to champion Eithan.
Mark Casse, Agent, went to $550,000 for Hip No. 1093, a dark bay or brown colt by More Than Ready out of stakes winner Coya, by Deputy Minister, a half sister to stakes winner Return to Paradise. Consigned by Northwest Stud, Agent for Inversiones FI, LLC, he worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show.
Hip No. 991, a son of Kitten’s Joy out of Blazing Bliss, by Honour and Glory, from the family of graded winner Rhapsodic, was sold to Narvick International for $400,000. Consigned by Cary Frommer, Agent, the chestnut colt worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5.
Hip No. 1143, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, who worked a quarter at the Under Tack Show in :21 flat, was sold for $350,000 to Martin S. Schwartz. The bay filly, a half sister to graded stakes winner Senor Rojo, is out of Detect, by Devil’s Bag.
Klaravich Stable, Inc. paid $320,000 for Hip No. 1056, Weekend Holiday, a son of Lookin At Lucky out of Chief Secretary, by Deputy Minister, and a half brother to stakes winner Left a Message. Consigned by Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent for Kinsman Farm, the chestnut colt breezed an eighth in :10 2/5.
Hip No. 1019, a gray or roan colt by Curlin consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Calumet Farm for $310,000. A half brother to stakes winner Procreate out of graded stakes winner Broad Smile, by Broad Brush, he worked an eighth in :10 3/5 at the Under Tack Show.
Hip No. 915, a daughter of Hard Spun who worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show , was sold to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $275,000. Consigned by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, the chestnut filly is out of stakes placed Acajou, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to stakes winner Nakano.
Hip No. 982, a dark bay or brown colt by Horse Greeley consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Matt Schera/Ghost Bloodstock for $260,000. Out of stakes winner Bema, by Pulpit, the half brother to graded stakes placed Ocasta worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. Wavertree also sold Hip No. 1044, a son of Spring At Last, to Linda Rice, Agent, for $210,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Cercis, by Forty Niner, and is a half brother to graded stakes placed Botarate.
Narvick International went to $250,000 for Hip No. 925, a son of Majesticperfection out of Aheadnotatail, by Unbridled, a daughter of graded stakes winner Highland Penny. The bay colt, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.`
Conquest Stables LLC went to 250,000 for No. 1028, a daughter of Into Mischief out of Cafe, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half sister to stakes winner Cin Cin. Consigned by King’s Equine, Agent for Spendthrift Farm, the bay filly worked an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.
Hip No. 928, consigned by Dean’s List, is a dark bay or brown filly out of All of Me, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of stakes winner Bold and Gorgeous, who worked an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 at Friday’s Under Tack Session. She was purchased by Linda Rice, Agent for Lady Sheila Stable Two, LLC, for $230,000.
Hip No. 1099, a daughter of Indian Charlie consigned by Costanzo Sales, went to Francisco J Perez – Diaz for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Crosswinds, by Storm Cat, a daughter of grade one stakes winning millionaire Flute.
For the session, 178 two-year-olds sold for a total of $13,167,000 compared with 187 horses bringing $10,208,500 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $73,972, up 35.5% from $54,591 in 2013 while the median was $43,500, rising 45% above $30,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 24.3%; it was 19.4% a year ago. Thirty-five horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 25 in 2013.
For the entire sale, 767 horses grossed a record $57,032,000 compared with 815 youngsters bringing the previous Spring Sale mark of $48,757,000 achieved last year. The average price was $74,357, up 24.3% over last year’s record $59,825 while the median figure was $47,000, soaring 34.3% above the previous record $35,000 set in 2013. The buyback percentage was 18.5%; it was 14% a year ago. Fifty-two sold for $200,000 or more compared with 38 at the 2013 sale. The sale topper was Hip No. 514, a son of Tapit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, sold to Mike Repole for $725,000. The bay colt, out of stakes winner Ready for Fortune, by More Than Ready, worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Wednesday Under Tack Session.
Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age; the Sale and Under Tack dates to be announced.