Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age.
The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday's under-tack session was co-fastest at the distance, is out of graded stakes winner Palanka City, by Carson City, a full-sister to graded stakes-placed stakes winner Quick Action.
Nick J. Hines, agent, went to $260,000 for Hip No. 672, a gray or roan colt by Graydar consigned by Costanzo Sales, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday. The gray or roan colt is a half brother to graded stakes-placed Zulfikhar out of stakes placed Pink Diamond, by Mineshaft.
Hip No. 572, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., agent, went to East Hickman Bloodstock for $255,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is a half-brother to graded stakes-placed Sawyer's Mill out of Grade 1-placed Modification, by Vindication.
Hip No. 457, a daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent, was sold to Mike Ryan, agent, for $225,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of stakes winner Knit One Purr Two, by Tale of the Cat, from the family of graded stakes winner With Distinction.
McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, agent, went to $210,000 for Hip No. 438, a son of Tiznow consigned by Randy Bradshaw, agent. The bay colt, who turned in a quarter in :21 2/5 on Friday, is out of graded stakes winner Juanita, by Mineshaft.
Hip No 437, a son of Tiznow consigned by Twin Oaks Training Center, agent, was purchased for $200,000 by Calumet Farm. The gray or roan colt, who worked an eighth on Friday in :10 3/5, is out of J. Quirk, by Unbridled's Song, a half-sister to stakes-placed Srikinglybeautiful.
Hip No. 634, a daughter of Carpe Diem consigned by Mayberry Farm, agent, was sold to Batchelor Family Trust for $200,000. The chestnut filly is a half-sister to newly graded stakes-placed Third Day, third in Keeneland's Grade 3 Ben Ali Sakes on April 13, out of stakes winner Onebadkitty, by Street Cry, a full sister to stakes winner Jaws N' Paws.
For the session, 202 horses sold for a total of $7,359,700, compared with 168 selling for a total of $4,765,500 at last year's second session. The average was $36,434, up 28.4 percent from $28,366 a year ago, while the median price was $17,500, up 34.6 percent from $13,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 25.7 percent; it was 20 percent last year.
The June sale continues Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern. Hip No.'s 721 – 1059 will be offered.
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