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Stormello colt tops June Sale finale

Hip No. 453, colt by Stormello consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, Agent, went to Bob Baffert, Agent, for $300,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age. The dark bay or brown colt, whose quarter in :20 4/5 was the sale’s fastest at the distance, is out of Puff the Magic, by Red Ransom, a daughter of stakes winner Miss Power Puff.

Hip No. 317, a filly by Proud Accolade consigned by Lynne Boutte, Agent, was sold to Patrice Miller & Jeff Seder EQB, Agent, for $200,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winner Too Experience out of Lake Victoria, by Meadowlake, worked an eighth on Sunday in :9 4/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance.

Hip No. 336, a colt by Lawyer Ron consigned by Jimmy Miranda, Agent, went to Nick J. Hines, Agent, for $100,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth on Sunday in :10 3/5, is out of Livia B Quick, by Crafty Prospector.

Hip No. 415, a filly by Yes It’s True consigned by W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Bortolazzo Stables for $100,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked three eighths in :33 4/5, is out of stakes winner Once Around, by You and I.

For the session, 168 2-year-olds horses grossed $3,531,200, averaging $21,019 with a $10,000 median price. The buyback percentage was 26.3%. Five older horses sold for total of $19,400, averaging $3,880.

For the sale, 339 2-year-olds brought a total of $7,121,700, compared with 230 2-year-olds grossing $4,912,100 in last year’s single session. The average price was $21,008 compared with $21,357 last year, while the median price was $10,000 compared with $15,000 in 2010. The buyback percentage was 27.9%; it was 31.3% a year ago. Eleven horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with seven last year.

Next on the OBS calendar is the Selected Sale of Yearlings, set for August 23rd, and the Open Sale of Yearlings, scheduled for August 24th through 25th.