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Quality Road filly tops Spring Sale’s final session

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Hip No. 1214, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Q Bar J Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $775,000 to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose quarter in :20 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session was the sale’s co-fastest at the distance, is out of Over Andover, by War Chant, a half sister to graded stakes winner Called to Serve.

Baoma Corp. went to $720,000 for Hip No. 1127, a bay filly by Ghostzapper consigned by Off the Hook LLC, Agent. Out of stakes winner Mighty Eros, by Freud, her quarter in :20 2/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session also equaled the sale’s fastest work at the distance.

Hip No. 1132, a bay colt by Stay Thirsty, consigned by Kirkwood Stables, Agent, was sold to Steven W. Young, Agent for Robert LaPenta, for $575,000. A half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Conquest Titan out of Miner’s Secret, by Mineshaft, he breezed a quarter in :21 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session.

Hip No. 1090, a son of Majesticperfection consigned by RiceHorse Stables, Agent, was sold to Eric Fein for $450,000. The chestnut colt, whose eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5 was the session and sale’s co-fastest at the distance,  is out of Magic Belle, by Gold Case, a daughter of stakes placed Magical Thinking.

Hip No. 1060, La Coronel, a dark bay or brown filly by Colonel John consigned by Winners Circle Thoroughbreds LLC, was sold for $375,000 to East – West Stable. Out of graded stakes placed Listen, by Chester House, a half sister to graded stakes winner Listen Here, she breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday.

Hip No. 1118, a son of Bodemeister consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, who worked an Under Tack eighth on Saturday in :10 flat, went to Robert Baker & William Mack for $350,000. The bay colt is out of grade one stakes winner Meadow Breeze, by Meadowlake, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Overanalyze and current 3-year-old Majesto, second in the recent Florida Derby (G1).

Hip No. 1186, a dark bay or brown colt by Scat Daddy consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, was sold to Gayle Van Leer, Agent, for $325,000 after turning in an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat. She’s out of Never Ever, by In Excess (IRE), a half sister to millionaire grade one stakes winner Cost of Freedom.

Alistair Roden Bloodstock went to $320,000 for Hip No. 1019, a bay colt by City Zip who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :9 4/5. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent for Golden Legacy Stables, he’s out of La Defense, by Wild Again, and is a half brother to stakes winner Quelle Surprise.

Hip No 1081, a bay filly by Broken Vow consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, who breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 on Saturday, went to Larry Zap, Agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. for $310,000. She’s out of Lucky to Be Me, by Bernstein, a half sister to stakes winner Inhisglory.

Jay Hanley paid $300,000 for Hip No. 1153, a bay colt by Awesome Again out of graded stakes winner Moon Catcher, by Malibu Moon. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, he breezed a quarter on Saturday in :21 2/5.

Hip No. 1134, a bay colt by Henny Hughes consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent, was sold to Narvick International for $250,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday. He’s out of Minny’s Niece, by Quiet American, a half sister to stakes placed Doe Na Wane.

For the session, 163 two-year-olds sold for a total of $13,999,000, compared with 160 horses bringing $13,871,000 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $85,883 compared to $86,694 in 2015 while the median was $50,000, up from $43,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 17.3%; it was 21.2% a year ago.

For the entire sale, 660 horses grossed $52,279,500, compared with 674 youngsters bringing $53,291,900 a year ago. The average price was a sale record $79,211, surpassing last year’s sale record $79,068, while the median figure was a record $47,000 bettering the $45,000 mark set in 2014 and matched last year.  The buyback percentage was 22.6%; it was 22.3% a year ago.

The sale topper was Hip No. 901, a son of Broken Vow consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, sold to Breeze Easy LLC for $1,200,000 on Thursday. The chestnut colt, who sped a quarter in :20 4/5 at last Friday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Haddie Be Good, by Silver Deputy, and a half brother to stakes winner Story to Tell.

Next on the OBS agenda is the June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age; set for Tuesday through Friday, June 14 – 17. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Sunday through Friday, June 5 – 10.

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