Hip No. 277, a son of Tapit consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, went to M Racing for $400,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age.
The chestnut colt, a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 seconds at Thursday's under-tack session, is out of Enchanted Rock, by Giant's Causeway.
Hip No. 254, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Team Casse, Agent, for $290,000. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Thursday's under-tack session, is a three-quarter brother to stakes winner Out for a Spin out of Driven, by Forestry.
Phil & Christine Hatfield paid $280,000 for Hip No. 256, a daughter of Constitution consigned by Potrero Stables. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat on Thursday, is a half-sister to stakes winner Molto Bella out of Grade 1-winning OBS June graduate Dr. Zic, by Milwaukee Brew, the very first horse purchased by Marette Farrell Bloodstock.
Hip No. 100, a son of Daredevil consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., agent, was sold to Reddam Racing LLC for $245,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter at Wednesday's under-tack session in :20 3/5 was the sale's co-fastest at the distance, is out of Bible, by U S Ranger, from the family of Grade 1 winner Corinthian.
Hip No. 186, Hospitality, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, was purchased by Emerald Sales for Tobey L. Morton / John C. Kimmel, for $230,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth on Wednesday in :10 flat, is a half-sister to stakes winner Giza Goddess out of Comfort and Joy, by Harlan's Holiday.
For the session, 187 horses grossed $6,119,500, compared with 179 selling for a total of $6,641,100 at last year's first session, marking an 8 percent decline. The average was $32,725 compared with $37,101 a year ago, down 12 percent while the median price rose 11 percent to $20,000, up from $18,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 28.9 percent; it was 17.9. percent last year.
The OBS June sale continues Thursday at 10 a.m. Hip No.'s 361 – 720 will be offered.
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