Smart Strike Colt Brings Record-Tying $1.8M at OBS March

by | 03.13.2013 | 6:30pm
$1.8 million sale topper at OBS March. Smart Strike colt

Hip No. 333, a colt by Smart Strike consigned by King's Equine, Agent was sold for $1,800,000 to Stonestreet Stable LLC to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's record shattering 2013 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds. The gray or roan colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at last Friday's Under Tack session was the sale's co-fastest at the distance, is out of graded stakes winner Mini Sermon, by Pulpit. The price equals the previous OBS record, set at the 2006 March Sale. In addition, the sale also broke OBS March records for average and median prices.

Hip No. 276, a colt by War Front consigned by Harris Training Center, Agent, went to Steven W. Young for $600,000. Out of Henna, by Horse Chestnut (SAF), a half sister to graded stakes winner Pomeroy, the bay colt worked an eighth in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 343, Peregrine Falcon, a colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Gary Young, Agent for Deron Pearson, for $485,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in:10 1/5, is out of My Way, by Unbridled's Song, a half sister to graded winner Academy Award.

Hip No. 331, a Birdstone colt consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, went to Conquest Stables for $475,000 after working an eighth in :10 flat. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Miner's Secret, by Mineshaft, a half sister to graded stakes winner Woodlander.

Hip No. 318, a Discreet Cat filly consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold for $425,000 to Westrock Stables LLC. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat,  is out of Maria's Pride, by Maria's Mon, a half sister to stakes winner Smoke Mountain.

Hip No. 220, a colt by Cowboy Cal consigned by Southern Chase Farm Inc. (Greg and Karen Dodd), Agent, went to Narvick International for $410,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the fastest at the distance at Fridays' Under Tack session,  is out of Deceptive, by Clever Trick, and is a half brother to Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner Mizdirection.

John McKay, Agent went to $410,000 for Hip No. 248, a colt by Discreet Cat consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 equaled the sale's fastest, is out of graded stakes winner Fontal (ARG), by Southern Halo.

Hip No. 285, Chisholm, a colt by Congrats consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Cheyenne Stables LLC for $400,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Icy Warning, by Caveat.

For the session 83 horses sold for a total of  $15,077,000 compared with 86 youngsters grossing $12,720,000 at last year's second session. The average price was $181,651, up 22.8% from $147,907 last year while the median price soared to $135,000 from $110,000 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 27.2%; it was 25.9% a year ago. Fifty-nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 45 last year.

For the entire sale 182 horses sold for a total of $28,871,000 compared with 180 horses grossing $24,739,500 in 2012. The average price was a March record $158,632, up 15.4% compared with $137,442 in 2012 and breaking the sale record average of $143,262 set in 2008. The median price was a record $127,500, compared with the previous sale record of $100,000 equaled a year ago and first set in 2008. The buyback percentage was 22.9%; it was 25% last year.

The next sale at OBS is the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, set for April 22rd through April 25th with Under Tack Shows scheduled for April 16th through 19th.

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