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.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. 

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 Fall Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. 

Avanzare regresa y se lleva el Del Mar Handicap de Una Milla

Avanzare, de Donato Lanni y John F. Youngblood, ídolo desde su triunfo en el premio Santa Anita’s Arcadia Stakes (G2)  en enero, regresó llevándose el domingo el premio de $201,250 de Del Mar Mile Handicap (G2). El gran capón de 5 años de edad inicio bastante lejos pero en la curva se metió por entre los caballos, arrancó a correr más rápido  en la recta  y se levantó en las yardas finales hasta ganar su clásico de tercer grado por medio cuerpo. Después de trabajar un cuarto en: 21 3/5 en el show de briseo,  el ejemplar fue comprado por Lanni y Youngblood por $52,000 al consignador The Cutting Edge Equine en las ventas de junio de 2012 de la OBS. Entrenado por Tom Proctor, y su record es ahora 13-7-3-2 y ha ganado $505,180 a la fecha.  Vea el video de su briseo aquí.

La OBS instaurará un Repositorio en el 2016

La compañía Ocala Breeders’ Sales anunció que establecerá  el uso de un repositorio  en todas sus subastas a partir de las Ventas Mixtas de invierno en Enero del 2016. El repositorio reemplazará la póliza de garantía acostumbrada la cual sigue vigente para las próximas ventas de potros de un año y Mixtas de Otoño de la OBS.

El uso del Repositorio será voluntario para consignadores y busca proporcionar más información a los compradores para fundamentar sus compras.

“La evolución del Mercado ha hecho que el uso de un repositorio sea un soporte en las ventas de purasangres”, dijo el director de ventas de la OBS, Tod Wojciechowski. “Cualquier cosa que podamos hacer para infundir confianza en el proceso de las subastas será positivo. Anticipamos una amplia participación de compradores y consignadores.”

El mayor consignador y miembro del consejo de la OBS, Eddie Woods, se alegró con esta noticia. “Esta medida nos pone en línea con las otras grandes casas de subastas de purasangres en el país, Dijo.  “El repositorio mejorará la transparencia, y una información más  fiable antes de la subasta dará lugar a una mayor satisfacción después de que el caballo pase por el ring.”

Las ventas de Agosto de Potros de un año empiezan el martes 25 de agosto a las 11:00 a.m. El catálogo está disponible en el sitio web de la OBS obssales.com. Fotos de la conformación de los potros selectos podrán ser vistas por la Lista Maestra Clasificable (Sortable Master Index). Información actual sobre las ventas de la OBS, consignadores y graduados ahora están disponibles a través de las páginas sociales  Facebook y Twitter. Un enlace en la página de inicio de la OBS dirige al usuario a dichas páginas.

Los resultados de las ventas estarán disponibles en el sitio web de la OBS Sales, con actualizaciones cada hora durante todas las sesiones de ventas. Además, las últimas noticias acerca de los graduados de la OBS, horarios de ventas, nominaciones, solicitudes de crédito, información de viaje y otras noticias relevantes para los consignadores de la OBS y clientes también están a su disposición.

Cualquier correo electrónico diríjalo a obs@obssales.com.

Para mayor información sobre el Repositorio o el Sitio Web de la OBS, por favor llámenos al (352) 237-2154. Si desea información en español, la extensión es 119, pregunte por Sebastián Pereira, Representante Latino de la OBS.