Wednesday, March 16, 2022
The 2022 OBS March Sale kicked off with a pair of seven-figure colts by OBS March graduate Into Mischief leading the first session.
Hip 257 summoned $1,100,000 from Hideyuki Mori. The bay colt by Into Mischief is out of the Not For Love mare Zapara and a half to stakes-placed Basso. He worked a bullet 9 4/5 and is consigned to the sale by Eddie Woods, agent.
Hip 277, another bay colt by Into Mischief is out of multiple Gr. 1 winner Artemis Agrotera, by Roman Ruler. He had a 10 1/5 work and goes to the partnership of Spendthrift, BSW/Crow Colts Group and Broman’s, from the Sequel Bloodstock consignment, agent for Chester and Mary Broman.
The market was buoyant and supported by a varied selection of six-figure juveniles, strongly represented by first-season sires.
Hip 93, a chestnut colt by Gun Runner out of Sacre Coeur, by Saint Ballado, brought $600,000 from Fawzi Abdulla Nass. A half to champion Lady Eli, he worked 21 3/5 and is consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
Hip 291, a bay colt by freshman sire Bolt d’Oro out of the Uncle Mo mare Beautissimo, herself a half to graded stakes-placed stakes- winner Two Thirty Five, also brought $600,000. After breezing a co-fastest 9 4/5, he goes to K S I from the Top Line Sales LLC, Agent consignment.
Hip 190 is a dark bay/brown colt by fellow freshman sire Cloud Computing out of the Montbrook mare Tara Brooch, a half to stakes- winner Al Max Diner. After a 9 4/5 work, he goes to West Point / Talla Racing, LEB, Agent for $560,000 from the Paul Sharp, Agent consignment.
Hip 125, a dark bay/brown filly by another first-year sire, Mendelssohn, fetched $525,000 from Gracie Bloodstock, agent after a 10 flat performance. Out of the Candy Ride (ARG) mare Simply Confection, the filly is a half to newly-minted graded stakes-winner and Kentucky Derby hopeful Simplification.
Hip 44, a bay Malibu Moon filly out of the Smart Strike mare Private Jet who is a full sister to champion Lookin at Lucky, goes to Katsumi Yoshida for $450,000. She is consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, agent. She went 9 4/5 in her breeze.
Hip 82, a chestnut colt by freshman sire Good Magic, out of Rose Mine, by Street Cry (IRE), went 9 4/5 and goes to Maverick Racing for $450,000 from the Wavertree Stables Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent consignment. He hails from the family of champion Escena.
Hip 46, a dark bay/brown filly by Upstart out of the Simon Pure mare Pure Legacy, a half to champion Areumdaundonghaeng. The filly had a 10 flat work and she goes to Lael Stable for $425,000 from the de Meric Sales consignment, agent.
Hip 213, a bay Adios Charlie filly out of Travelator, by A. P Jet, worked a bullet quarter in 20 2/5. She is a half to new stakes-winner Hollywood Jet and goes to West Point/Talla Racing, LEB, Agent for $410,000. She is consigned by Ocala Stud, agent.
188 horses changed hands, compared to 175 in the first session of last year’s March Sale.
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Gross sales of $26,325,000 compared to $19,125,000 in 2021 for a 37.6% increase.
Average price was $140,027 compared to $109,289 last year for a 28.1% increase.
Median price was $77,500 and $55,000 in 2021, a 40.9% increase.
The buyback rate was 16.8% compared to 13.8% last year for a 3% increase.
The sale continues today at 10:30 a. m. with hips 371 – 635 slated to visit the OBS sales ring.