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First Samurai filly tops final session of record breaking April Sale

Hip No. 929, a filly by First Samurai consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, went to The Three Amigos for $650,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed Refugee, by Unaccounted For, and is half sister to stakes placed Profit, from the family of Calumet Farm’s champion Davona Dale. It was the highest price of the entire sale, which set Spring Sale records for gross, average and median

Mark Casse, Agent, went to $475,000 for Hip No. 967, a colt by Broken Vow, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance for the entire Under Tack Show. Out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom, the dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm.

Hip No. 1171, a colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, who also worked an eighth in :9 4/5, was sold to Narvick International for $275,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet, a half sister to stakes winner Top Shoter.

Hip No. 1089, a colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Zayat Stables for $250,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Stormy Monday, by Storm Cat, and is a full brother to stakes winner Pinkarella.

The Three Amigos also purchased Hip No. 1022 for $220,000, a colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Pick View Stables, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Shoreline, by Unbridled, and is a half brother to stakes placed Boston Brahmin.

Hip No. 961, filly by Curlin consigned by Mayberry Farm, agent, went to Nick Sallusto, Agent for Newtown Anner Stud for $195,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5, is out of stakes winner Royal Tigress, by Storm Cat.

For the session, 165 horses brought a total of $8,468,700, compared with 199 horses grossing $6,982,700 at last year’s final session. The average price was $51,325, up 46.3% from $35,089 a year ago, while the median price rose 47% from $17,000 in 2011 to $25,000. The buyback percentage was 22.5%; it was 24.3% last year. Twenty five horses sold for $100,000 or more compared to thirteen a year ago.

For the entire sale, 760 horses sold for a total of a sale record $33,706,400, compared with 830 horses grossing the previous record of $25,980,200 in 2011. The average price was a sale record $44,351, up 41.7% from $31,301 a year ago, and surpassing the previous record of $32,494 set in 2006. The median was $27,000, breaking the record of $20,000 set in 2010 and equaled last year. The buyback percentage was 17.6%; it was 23.4% in 2011. Seventy-three horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with 52 last year.

Next on the OBS calendar is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age, set for June 19-20, with Under Tack Shows scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June 15-17 at 7:30 a.m.