Hip No. 141, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $875,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2018 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Thursday's Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes placed takes winner Sharp Sensation, out of Accusation, by Royal Academy.
Hip No. 151, a son of Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by OXO Equine LLC for $850,000. The gray or roan colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Thursday, is out of stakes winner American Lady, a half sister to graded stakes winning OBS March graduate The Pamplemousse.
Hip No. 108, a son of Bodemeister consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold for $725,000 to Tom McGreevy, Agent for Michael C Stinson. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is out of Victory Island by Friendly Island, from the family of champion Victory Gallop.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Repole Stable went to $575,000 for Hip No. 171, a daughter of Bernardini consigned by Crupi's New Castle Farm, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Awesome d'Oro, by Medaglia d'Oro, a half sister to stakes winner Street Secret.
Hip No. 282, a son of Mucho Macho Man consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, was sold to OXO Equine LLC for $575,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter on Friday in :20 4/5 , is out of Dusty Rose, by Cherokee Run, from the family of champion Chief Bearhart.
Hip No. 169, Big Zipper, a chestnut colt by City Zip consigned by Bobby Dodd, Agent, was purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent for $550,000. Out of stakes placed Auspicious, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to graded stakes placed Flatter Than Me, he breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday.
Hip No. 152, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Mr. Ed Savant, Jr. for $525,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Thursday, is out of stakes placed Anchorage, by Tapit.
Katsumi Yoshida went to $525,000 for Hip No. 201, a son of Itsmyluckyday whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Friday. Consigned by Golden Legacy Stable LLC, Agent, the bay colt is out of graded stakes winner Briecat, by Adcat.
Hip No. 44, a son of Bernardini consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to Spendthrift Farm LLC / Town & Country Racing LLC for $500,000. The bay colt is out of Sparkling City, by Cape Town, a half sister to graded stakes placed Desert Warrior.
Hip No. 61, a son of Cairo Prince also consigned by Crupi's New Castle Farm, Agent, was also sold for $500,000, going to Jamie McCalmont, Agent for Jon Kelly, The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Summer Shade, by Stephen Got Even, a half sister to graded stakes winner Hot Summer.
For the session, 114 horses sold for a total of $19,713,000 compared with 148 bringing a total of $26,766,500 last year. The average was $172,921 compared to $180,855 in 2017 while the median price rose 5% to $105,000 from $100,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 38.3%; it was 28.8% in 2017.
The March Sale continues on Wednesday, March 14th at 10:30 a.m. with Hip No.'s 287 – 573 set to go through the ring.
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