560 2-year-olds sell for $24.49 million . . .
Hip No. 722, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $410,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is a half-sister to graded stakes-winner Summersault out of Saratoga Summer, by Smart Strike.
Hip No. 816, a son of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to M Racing Group, LLC for $400,000. The bay colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes-winner Surfside Tiara, by Scat Daddy, from the family of champion Flanders.
Blinkers On Racing Stable, Zach Madden, Agent, went to $290,000 for Hip No. 827, a son of Distorted Humor whose quarter in :20 4/5 on Sunday was the session’s co-fastest. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, the bay colt is a half-brother to graded stakes-placed stakes-winner Kyriaki out of Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band.
Hip No. 791, a daughter of Empire Maker consigned by Navas Equine, was purchased for $260,000 by D. J. Stable LLC. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday, is a half-sister to stakes-winner Surfside Tiara out of Starlight Tiara, by More Than Ready, from the family of champion Flanders.
Hip No. 683, a daughter of Tonalist consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, Agent, for $250,000. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth on Saturday in :10 2/5, is out of stakes-winner Rapid Rhythm, by Successful Appeal, a daughter of stakes-placed Patriot Miss.
T B Bloodstock paid $240,000 for Hip No. 802, a son of Mastery consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who breezed a quarter on Sunday in :21 1/5. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes-placed stakes-winner Stormy Regatta, by Midshipman, from the family of graded stakes-winner Utopian.
Hip No 688, a son of Curlin, who breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 on Saturday, was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent for North Star, for $220,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of R d’Oro, by Medaglia d’Oro, a daughter of Gr. I stakes-winner R Heat Lightning.
Hip No. 835, a dark bay or brown colt by Practical Joke consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, who turned in Sunday’s co-fastest quarter in :20 4/5, was sold to William D. McCarty, Mike Pender, Agent, for $210,000. He’s a half-brother to graded stakes-placed stakes- winner Jo Jo Air out of Tessie Flip, by Grand Slam.
Hip No. 858, Guy, a son of Honor Code consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Nick J. Hines, Agent for Slam Dunk Racing, for $205,000. The bay colt, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of Twirlin Curlin, by Curlin, a daughter of stakes-placed Malibu Moon Dance from the family of Gr. I winner Hookedonthefeelin.
Hip No. 670, a daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Mike Ryan, Agent, for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Queen Yolanda, by Pioneerof the Nile, a half-sister to graded stakes-placed stakes-winner Mississippi Delta.
Hip No. 723, a daughter of Frosted consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent, for $200,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Sassy Ali Joy, by Indian Charlie, from the family of champion Banshee Breeze.
Wilson One Constructing LLC went to $200,000 for Hip No. 725, a son of Midnight Storm consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is a half-brother to stakes-placed Mo of the West out of Satulah, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes-winner War Thief.
For the session, 162 2-year-olds sold for $8,344,950, compared with 183 grossing $6,468,700 at last year’s third session. The average was $51,512, compared with $35,348 a year ago, while the median price was $25,000, compared to $15,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 18.2%; it was 16.4% last year. Seven older horses sold for $55,200, averaging $7,886 with a $5,500 median price.
For the entire sale, 560 2-year-olds sold for a sales record $24,492,950, surpassing 2015’s $23,608,500, compared with 519 horses grossing $15,864,300 a year ago. The average was a record $43,737, surpassing 2015’s $39,612, compared to $30,567 a year ago, while the median price was a sales record-equaling $20,000 compared with $13,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 18%; it was 20.2% last year.