Hip No. 224, a son of Liam's Map consigned by Select Sales, agent, went to de Meric Stables, agent, for $230,000 to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2019 Selected Sale of Yearlings. The gray or roan colt is out of Dad'ssilverpitcher, by Giant's Causeway, a half sister to stakes winner Melodic.
Hip No. 185, a son of Empire Maker consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, was also sold to de Meric Stables, agent, for $190,000. The bay colt is out of Sweetest Sound, by Smart Strike, a full sister to graded stakes placed Saint Vigeur from the family of champion Sweet Catomine.
Hip No. 223, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Select Sales, agent, was purchased by Blue Collar Stable for $140,000. The gray or roan filly is out of Unbridled Quest, by Unbridled's Song, a half sister to Grade 1-placed Aripeka.
Hip No. 92, a Bernardini filly consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, was purchased for $120,000 by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., agent. The bay filly is out of J. Quirk, by Unbridled's Song, from the family of champion and major sire Tiznow.
Insignia Bloodstock paid $110,000 for Hip No. 188, a bay colt by Runhappy consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere. He's a half brother to stakes placed Moms Choice out of Tazarine, by Cat Thief.
Hip No. 175, a daughter of Liam's Map consigned by Sequel New York, agent, was purchased by Patrice Miller, EQB, Inc., agent, for $105,000. The gray or roan filly, a half sister to stakes placed Salute With Honor, is out of stakes winner Snow Cone, by Cryptoclearance.
For the day, 121 horses sold for a total of $5,605,200, compared with 138 yearlings bringing $5,658,000 at the 2018 Selected Sale. The average price was $46,324, up 13 percent compared with $41,000 last year, while the median price was $35,000, a 25 percent increase compared with $28,000 in 2018. The buyback percentage was 34.9 percent; it was 24.3 percent a year ago. Sixteen horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with nine a year ago.
The sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.'s 301 – 722 selling in an open session.
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