Thursday, June 15, 2023
Hip No. 430, a son of Blame consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Clay Scherer, Agent, for $485,000 to top session two of the 2023 OBS June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was the co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of Soul Spirit, by A. P. Indy, a half-sister to graded stakes-winner Journey Home.
Robert B. Hess Jr. went to $250,000 for Hip No. 519, a son of Nyquist consigned by Britton Peak, Agent. Out of stakes- placed Tough Irma, by Stormy Atlantic, a half-sister to Gr. I stakes-winning OBS graduate Turbo Compressor, the dark bay or brown colt turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday.
Hip No. 494, Morethantaleclass, a daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased for $220,000 by Boardshorts Racing Stables. The dark bay or brown filly, who turned in an Under Tack quarter on Wednesday in :20 4/5, is out of Tale of Class, by Tale of Ekati, from the family of champion Sky Classic.
Hip No. 570, a son of City of Light also consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Mike Maker for $200,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Thursday’s Under Tack Session, is a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Jessica Krupnick out of Wear Red, by Henny Hughes, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Eskendereya.
Hip No. 554, a daughter of Gun Runner consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Ben Gase for $180,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Vickie Wins, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of Gr. I stakes- winner Mistical Plan.
Hip No. 462, a son of Demarchelier (GB) consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, was purchased by 30 Year Farm & Team Hanley for $140,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is a half- brother to stakes-placed Circle Back Jack out of Sucat, by Medaglia d’Oro, a half-sister to graded stakes-placed stakes-winning OBS graduate The Reds.
Repole Stable Inc. paid $140,000 for Hip No. 564, a son of Arrogate who turned in an Under Tack eighth on Thursday in :10 2/5. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the bay colt is out of graded stakes-placed Wall of Compassion, by Jimmy Creed, a half-sister to graded stakes-placed stakes-winner Ladyecho.
Hip No 571, a son of Midshipman consigned by McKathan Bros. Sales, Agent, was purchased by J. R. Boyd, Agent for Equine Breeders, for $140,000. The chestnut colt, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Thursday, is a half-brother to stakes- placed Weekend Rags out of Weekend, by Henny Hughes, from the family of Gr. I stakes-winner Winchester.
Hip No. 394, a son of OBS graduate Collected consigned by Really and Truly Thoroughbreds, was sold to Madaket Stables for $120,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is a half-brother to stakes- placed Night Time out of Silent Joy, by Kitten’s Joy, a full sister to graded stakes-winner Emotional Kitten.
The buyback percentage 21.9%; it was 13.6% last year. For the session, 200 horses brought $7,207,700 compared with 234 sellins for $9,831,600 at last year’s second session. The average price was $36,039, compared with $42,015 in 2022 while the median price was $20,000 compared with $25,000 a year ago.
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