Union Rags Colt Tops OBS Preferred Session
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    Hip No. 4, a son of Union Rags consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Blue Sky Stables for $165,000 to top the Consignor Preferred Session and first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Winter Mixed Sale. The dark bay or brown yearling colt, a half-brother to stakes-winner Ginger N Rye, is out of La Milanesa, by Mr. Greeley, a half-sister to graded stakes-winner Bowman’s Band.

    Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt paid $135,000 for Hip No. 64, a yearling daughter of Liam’s Map consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent. The gray or roan filly is out of Stellabymoonlight, by Mailbu Moon, a daughter of stakes-winner Five Star Dream.

    Hip No. 11, a yearling daughter of Exaggerator consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $100,000. The bay filly, a half-sister to graded stakes-winning OBS graduate Catalina Red, is out of stakes- placed Lovely Dream, by Freud.

    Team Casse, Agent, went to $90,000 for Hip No. 40, a yearling daughter of Tapiture consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. A half-sister to stakes-winner Appealing Spring, the gray or roan filly is out of Pretty Springs, by Wekiva Springs.

    For the Consignor Preferred session, 85 horses sold for $1,913,500 compared with 106 horses grossing $1,777,100 in 2019. The average price was $22,512, up 34.3% compared with $16,765 a year ago, while the median price was $13,000, up 8.3% from $12,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 37.9%; it was 26.9% last year.

    The Horses of Racing Age Session sale topper was Hip No. 219, Summer At the Spa, a 3-year-old daughter of Summer Front consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, sold to Ralph M. Evans for $125,000. The dark bay or brown filly, winner of her only start, is out of Myself, by Giant’s Causeway, a daughter of graded stakes-placed Obsequious.

    Jeremiah O’Dwyer went to $100,000 for Hip No. 327, First Law, a 3-year-old son of Constitution whose three eighths in :32 3/5 was co-fastest at Monday’s Under Tack Session. The chestnut colt is out of Miss Mary K, by Speightstown, a half-sister to stakes-winner Eleusis.

    For the Horses of Racing Age session, 67 horses grossed $1,314,400 compared with 64 selling for $1,194,000 in 2019. The average was $19,618, up 5.2% from $18,656 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000, up 22.2% compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.2%; it was 15.8% in 2019.

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