Astrology Filly Tops Final Session Of Improved OBS June Sale

by | 06.14.2017 | 6:36pm

Hip No. 631, daughter of Astrology consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Whisper Hill Farm LLC for $300,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Saturday's Under Tack session, is out of Dreamingly, by Giant's Causeway, a half sister to stakes placed Skyfall.

For the session, 207 youngsters sold for a total of $7,646,400, compared with 156 two-year-olds grossing $4,699,900 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $36,939, compared with $30,128 a year ago while the median price was $20,000 compared with $15,000 in 2016. The buyback percentage was 21.6 percent; it was 22.8 percent in 2016.

For the entire sale, 424 two-year-olds sold for $15,216,900 compared with 619 bringing a total of $17,930,900 last year in four sessions. The average was $35,889 up 23.9 percent from $28,968 in 2016, while the median price was $19,000 up 40.7 percent compared with $13,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.8 percent; it was 24.3 percent a year ago.

The overall sale topper was Hip No. 199, a dark bay or brown colt by First Dude whose quarter in :20 3/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Wednesday's Under Tack Session, sold to David Dizney Racing Syndicate for $400,000. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, he's a half brother to stakes placed Sola Gratia out of Natalie's Moment, by Kris S.

On Wednesday, Linda Rice, Agent, went to $220,000 for Hip No. 634, a bay colt by Flat Out consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent. Out of Dress Parade, by Victory Gallop, a daughter of graded stakes winner Added Asset, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Hip No. 410, a son of Stay Thirsty consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent for $190,000.  The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday's Under Tack session, is out of Sweetest Song, by Unbridled's Song, from the family of graded stakes winner Ifyoucouldseemenow.

Hip No. 744, a bay filly by Soldat consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, for $175,000. Out of graded stakes winner Storm Mesa, by Sky Mesa, she breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Hip No. 731, a son of Tapit consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Tim Kegel, Agent, for $170,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 on Saturday, is a full brother to grade one stakes winner Pretty City Dancer out of Pretty City, by Carson City.

Hip No. 766, a son of Speightstown consigned by RiceHorse Stable (Brandon & Ali Rice), went to K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. for $150,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed Exit to Heaven, by Holy Bull.

Rialto Racing Stables went to $145,000 for Hip No. 460, a chestnut colt by Flatter who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday. Consigned by consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, he's out of Up in Lights, by Smart Strike, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Lady of the Future.

Hip No. 465, a son of Quality Road consigned by Randy Miles, Agent, went to Kirkwood, Agent for David Berman for $130,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of Villanella, by War Chant, from the family of grade one winner Passion for Gold and a half sister to stakes placed Alcomatch.

Hip No. 582, a gray or roan colt by Tapit consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight, was purchased for $130,000 by K.O.I.D. Co., Ltd. The half brother to grade one stakes winner Cuvee, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is out of Christmas Star, by Star de Naskra.

Dennis O'Neill paid $130,000 for Hip No. 657, a chestnut filly by Line of David consigned by Shadybrook Farm, Inc. The half sister to stakes winner Temple Fur, out of Fashion Fur, by Mr. Greeley, worked an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday.

Kirkwood, Agent for David Berman, went to $120,000 for Hip No. 528, a chestnut colt by Tapit who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 3/5 on Friday. Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, Agent, he's out of Avid, by More Than Ready, a half sister to graded stakes winner Star Dabbler.

Hip No. 760, a daughter of Super Saver consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Larry C Brookshire for $120,000.  The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in 10: flat on Saturday, is out of Circumspect, by Discreet Cat, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Monba.

Next on the OBS agenda is the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for October 10th, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on October 11th – 12th.

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  • Georgerz

    A Tapit’s full brother to a GRI winner was sold for only $170,000 The other two Tapits went for $120k and $130k. Are those horses that bad in looks and conformation, that were almost given away?

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