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Unbridled’s Song colt tops June Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 56, colt by Unbridled’s Song consigned by McKathan Bros., Agent, went to Blinkers On Racing Stable for $200,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The gray or roan colt, whose eighth in :10 flat was co-fastest at the Under Tack Show, is out of Kauai Calls, by Fusaichi Pegasus, and is a three quarter brother to graded stakes winner Old Fashioned.

J.J. Pletcher went to $190,000 for Hip No. 103, a colt by Montbrook consigned by Ocala Stud. The bay colt, whose quarter in :21 1/5 on Friday was the session’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Lucky Trip, by Trippi, a full sister to stakes winners Dream of Angels and Candrea.

Hip No. 134, a colt by Bernstein consigned by Wavertree Stables Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Steve Dwoskin, Ray Trisler & Wayne Lobdell for $150,000.  The bay colt, who also worked an eighth in :10 flat on Friday, is out of stakes winner Miss Mambo, by Kingmambo, and is a full brother to stakes winner Race to Urga.

Hip No. 274, a filly by Circular Quay who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Saturday, went to Journeyman Bloodstock, Agent, for $150,000. The bay filly, consigned by Gayle Woods, Agent, is out of Sister Charlie, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to stakes placed Hammers Terror.

Dennis O’Neill paid $145,000 for Hip No. 147, a colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Rice Horse Stables, Agent. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 Friday, is out of stakes winner Mycatcandance, by Storm Cat, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Consolidator.

Hip No. 18, a Hard Spun filly consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm was sold to Elisabeth H. Alexander for $100,000. The dark bay or brown filly, whose quarter in :21 1/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Friday, is out of stakes placed Honeypenny, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Millie’s Quest.

For the session, 211 horses sold for a total of $4,949,300, compared with 176 bringing a total of $3,662,500 at last year’s first session. The average was $23,456, up 12.7% from $20,810 a year ago, while the median price rose 68.4% to $16,000 from $9,500 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 21.3%;  it was 27.3% a year ago.  Twenty-four horses sold for $50,000 or more, compared with 14 at the corresponding session in 2011.

The sale concludes Wednesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 341 – 723 will go through the ring.