Hip No. 545, Catherinethegreat, a daughter of Uncaptured consigned by Turtle Pond Farm, Agent, was sold to John C. Oxley for $170,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 October Yearling Sale. The gray or roan filly, out of Classy City Lady, by Carson City, is a half sister to stakes winner Katinka, recent winner of the Miss Gracie Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Hip No. 662, a dark bay or brown colt by Verrazano out of stakes placed Jasmine Gardens, by Mineshaft, was purchased for $140,000 by de Meric Stables. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, he's a half brother to stakes placed Born to D' Wild.
Hip No. 377, a dark bay or brown filly by Uncaptured consigned by Janie Roper, Agent, went to Waves Bloodstock for $90,000. She's a half sister to stakes placed Enterprising Lady out of Sassy Harper, by Bob and John.
Anthony Costanzo went to $60,000 for Hip No. 587, a son of Uncaptured consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The bay colt is out of Fabiana's Flash, by City Zip, a daughter of graded stakes winner Flashy N Smart.
Hip No. 350, a son of He's Had Enough consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Starship Stables for $56,000. The gray or roan colt, a half brother to stakes winner Wildcat Wish, is out of Rahy's Wish, by Rahy.
Hip No. 593, a bay filly by Fort Larned consigned by Boutte Sales, Agent, was purchased by Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC for $55,000. She's out of Fiesta d'Oro, by Medaglia d'Oro, a half sister to graded stakes winner Phil the Grip.
Hip No. 616, a son of Trappe Shot consigned by Northern Lights, Agent, went to EQB, Inc., Agent for Zayat Stables LLC for $53,000. The chestnut colt is out of stakes winner Gleaming, by Dehere.
For the session, 291 yearlings sold for a total of $3,131,100, averaging $10,760 with a $5,000 median figure. The buyback percentage was 23.4%. Last year, in two Open sessions, 369 horses sold for a total of $3,066,800, averaging $8,311 with a $4,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 38%.
At Tuesday's Selected session, 115 horses sold for a total of $4,989,400, compared with 148 yearlings bringing $5,573,300 at the 2016 Selected Sale. The average price was $43,386, up 15.2% compared with $37,657 last year, while the median was $30,000, up 20% compared with $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 33.9%; it was 33.6% a year ago.
The sale topper was Hip No. 126, a son of Violence consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, sold to John C. Oxley for $275,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Frank's Hope, by Pulpit, a daughter of grade one winner Silver Maiden and a half sister to graded stakes winner Dreaming of Liz.
The next item on the OBS agenda will be the 2018 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Wednesday through Friday, January 24 – 26.
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