Thursday, April 21, 2022
Hip No. 401, a son of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Red Baron’s Barn or Rancho Temescal LLC for $1,750,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is a half-brother to champion Drefong out of Eltimaas, by Ghostzapper, from the family of champion Action This Day.
Hip No. 490, a son of Mendelssohn consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, was purchased by Mitsu Nakauchida for $1,300,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Tuesday, is out of Grace Is Gone, by Malibu Moon, from the family of Gr. I stakes-winner Plenty of Grace.
Mitsu Nakauchida also went to $825,000 for Hip No. 466, a son of Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday, is a half-brother to graded stakes-winner Isotherm out of stakes-placed Game for More, by More Than Ready.
Hip No. 503, a son of Curlin also consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent for Michael Lund Petersen, for $800,000. The gray or roan colt, who worked an eighth on Tuesday in :10 flat, is out of Gr. I stakes-winner Hard Not to Like, by Hard Spun, a daughter of stakes-winner Like a Gem.
J. Stable LLC went to $700,000 for Hip No. 506, a daughter of Nyquist who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, the gray or roan filly is out of Hasilah, by Hard Spun, a daughter of Gr. I stakes-winner Sierra Madre (FR).
Hip No. 602, a daughter of Curlin consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Spry Family Farm for $600,000. The chestnut filly, who turned in a bullet :20 4/5 on Saturday, is out of stakes-placed Jumby Bay, by City Zip, a half-sister to graded stakes-placed Royal Obsession.
Ben McElroy, Agent for M. V. Magnier, paid $600,000 for Hip No. 611, a daughter of Street Sense consigned by Lucan Bloodstock (Karl Keegan), Agent. The bay filly, who’s Under Tack eighth in 9: 4/5 was co-fastest on Wednesday, is out of Katie’s Keepsake, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of graded stakes-winner Salty Strike.
Hip No. 546, a son of Goldencents consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to Chad Schumer, Agent, for $535,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was Wednesday’s co-fastest at the distance, is a half-brother to recent Gr. I Madison Stakes winner Just One Time, out of Ida Clark, by Speightstown.
Steve Rothblum, Agent for Mark Davis, paid $485,000 for Hip No. 558, a son of Gun Runner consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 on Wednesday, is out of Incentive, by Mr. Greeley, a half-sister to Gr. I stakes-winner Winchester.
Hip No. 373, a son of Race Day consigned by Longoria Training & Sales, Agent, was purchased by Maverick Racing/Siena Farms/ CMNWLTH for $475,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 flat on Tuesday, is out of Divine Friends, by Divine Park, from the family of Gr. I stakes-winner Cash Included.
Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock paid $475,000 for Hip No. 575, a son of Into Mischief consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth on Wednesday in :10 1/5, is out of Gr. I stakes-winning millionaire Iotapa, by Afleet Alex.
Hip No. 576, a daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Ace Racing for $475,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Ireland’s Call, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of Gr. I stakes-winner Magnificent Song.
For the day, 178 horses brought $25,855,000, compared with 196 selling for $21,614,500 at last year’s second session. The average price was $145,253, up 31.8% compared to $110,278 in 2021 while the median price was $78,500, compared with $45,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.7%; it was 11.7% last year.
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