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Street Sense colt tops final session of record breaking Spring Sale

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Hip No. 1002, a son of Street Sense consigned by Rice Horse Stables, Agent, went to David M. Clark for $425,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record shattering 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Spoken Softly, by Notebook, a full sister to grade one winner Spoken Fur.

Hip No. 1087, a gray or roan colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to The Three Amigos for $410,000. Out of Tinca’s Song, by Unbridled’s Song, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Catinca, he worked an eighth in :10 1/5.

Hip No. 909, a daughter of Tapit consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was purchased by Cam Allard, for $310,000.  The chestnut filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Scenery Change, by Royal Academy, a daughter of grade one winner You’d Be Surprised.

Hip No. 1126, Vegas Strip, consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, Agent, was sold to Zayat Stables LLC for $310,000. The bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday, who turned in an eighth in :10 2/5, is out of Untamed Passion, by Pulpit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Fantasticat.

Steve Shahinian, Agent for Clarke, Braverman and Team D, went to $310,000 for Hip No. 1134, a son of Horse Greeley who worked three eighths in :33 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Consigned by Derby Dreams, Agent, the chestnut colt is out of Varus, by Vicar, a half sister to stakes placed Cape Good Hope.

K. K. Eishindo paid $300,000 for Hip No. 1096, Cheers of Thunder, consigned by Blue River Bloodstock. The bay colt, by Circular Quay out of Trail of Cheers, by Indian Charlie, worked the sale’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :33 flat.

Rockingham Racing, Agent, went to $250,000 for Hip No. 953, a daughter of Street Boss consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The chestnut filly, whose quarter in :20 3/5 was the fastest at the distance at Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of Sigatoo, by Black Minnaloushe, a half sister to graded stakes placed Solar Fire.

For the session, 178 horses sold for a total of $9,897,500, compared with 176 bringing $8,591,700 at 2012’s final session. The average price was $55,604, up 13.9% from $48,816 a year ago, while the median price was $30,000, up 20% from $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 23.3%; it was 17.4% a year ago.

For the entire sale, 802 youngsters grossed a record $48,549,000, surpassing the previous mark of $33,506,400 achieved last year. The average price of $60,535 was also a sale record, up 39.3% from last year’s record $43,458. The median price also set a new standard of $35,000 eclipsing 2012’s previous record of $27,000 by 29.6%. The buyback percentage was 15.4%; it was 16.4% last year. Thirty-nine horses brought $200,000 or more compared with 17 last year.

Topping the sale was Hip No. 572, Prince Bernardini, a son of Bernardini consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, and sold to Brushwood Stable for $900,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at last Wednesday’s Under Tack session, is out of Rooneys Princess, by Deputy Minister, and is a half brother to stakes winner Prince Rooney.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, June 18th and 19th, with each session beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Under Tack Show will run from Friday through Sunday, June 14th to 16th, getting underway each morning at 7:30 a.m.