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Lion Heart mare, Wilburn filly top Fall Mixed Sale’s Open Session

A mare by Lion Heart and a weanling filly by Wilburn each brought $70, 000 to share honors atop the Open Session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Fall Mixed Sale.

Hip No. 264, Because I Like It, a 5-year-old daughter of Lion Heart out of stakes winner Code Blum, was sold to Coteau Grove Farm LLC. The stakes placed chestnut mare, consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold in foal to High Cotton.

Christine Hosier, Agent, bought Hip No. 359, a weanling daughter of Wilburn consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent. The chestnut filly is out of Milliondollarbill by Speightstown, a half sister to graded stakes winner Brooke’s Halo.

Hip No. 291, a weanling colt by Gone Astray consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent, was sold to Machmer Hall for $62,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Courtly Choice, by Doneraile Court, a half sister to stakes placed Let’s Get Crackin.

Hip No. 336, a weanling colt by Bustin Stones consigned by Casey Newick LLC, was sold to Jumping Jack Racing for $48,000. The bay colt is out of I Drink Alone, by Intidab, a half sister to stakes winner Pavo.

Hip No. 365, Hot Roots, a 4-year-old stakes placed filly by Indian Charlie went to Jay Goodwin, Agent, for $41,000. Consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Mother, by Lion Hearted, a half sister to stakes placed Professor Biggs.

Hip No. 180, A Rose for You, an 8-year-old stakes winning mare by Orientate consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to Arindel Farm LLC, for $40,000. The bay mare, in foal to First Dude, is out of stakes winner Reallyaroan, by Imperial Falcon.

Hip No. 357, a weanling colt by First Dude consigned by Top Lines Sales, Agent, was sold for $40,000 to Yankee Farm. The chestnut colt is out of stakes placed Marrakech Dawn, by Regal Intention, a half sister to stakes winner Thistyranthasclass.

For the session, 153 horses grossed $1,482,100 compared with 164 horses selling for a total of $1,212,500 at last year’s Open Session. The average price was $9,687, up 31% from $7,393 a year ago, while the median price was $5,000, compared with $5,100 in 2012. The buyback percentage was 17.7%; it was 20.8% last year.  

At Tuesday’s Consignor Preferred session, 118 horses sold for a total of $2,666,000 compared with 123 horses selling for a total of $1,740,900 at last year’s Consignor Preferred session. The average was $22,593, up 59.6% compared with $14,154 in 2012 while the median price soared 68.1% from $11,000 last year to $18,500. The buyback percentage was 14.5%; it was 18% a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 73, a Kitten’s Joy weanling filly consigned by Top Line Sales LLC and sold to Machmer Hall for $110,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Brickyard Gal, by Proud Citizen, a half sister to graded stakes winner Moviesta.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the OBS homepage directs users to either site. 

Next on the OBS agenda is the Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for January 22-23, 2014, with the Under Tack Show set for Monday, January 20. The OBS Championship Stakes, run for the first time in conjunction with the Winter Mixed Sale, is now scheduled for Tuesday, January 21.