Daughter of Quality Road Hits for $1 Million at OBS
Thursday, April 25, 2019
    Hip No. 444, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Narvick International for $1 million to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is a half-sister to graded stakes-winner Decelerator out of Paris Rose, by Accelerator, a half-sister to the dam of Pegasus World Cup winner City of Light.

    Hip No. 321, a bay colt by Tiznow consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, went to Solis / Litt for $600,000. A half-brother to Gr. I stakes- winner Promises Fulfilled, he’s out of graded stakes-placed Marquee Delivery, by Marquetry.

    Hip No. 453, a son of Speightstown consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent for Excel Bloodstock (Bruno DeBerdt), was sold to Lael Stable for $585,000. The bay colt, whose eighth on Wednesday in :9 4/5 was the day’s co-fastest, is a full brother to Gr. I stakes-winner Lighthouse Bay out of Pay Lady, by Seeking the Gold.

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $550,000 for Hip No. 368, a son of Palace Malice consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Tuesday, is a half-brother to stakes-winner Daddy Justice out of Moon Beamy, by Malibu Moon.

    Hip No. 332, a son of Curlin consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing for $525,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 2/5 on Tuesday, is out of
graded stakes-placed Mekong Delta, by Stormy Atlantic, a full sister to champion Leonnatus Anteas.

   For the day, 171 horses sold for $22,360,500, compared to 191 bringing $19,478,500 at the corresponding session a year ago. The average was $130,763, up 28.2% compared with $101,982 in 2018, while the median price was $80,000, up 45% compared to $55,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 21.6%; it was 17.7% in 2018.

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