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Stay Thirsty filly tops June Sale’s opening session

Hip No. 69, a daughter of Stay Thirsty consigned by Ocala Stud was purchased by Stanley M. Hough, Agent, for $180,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, who worked a quarter in :22 2/5 at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes winner Broadway Gold, by Seeking the Gold, and is a half sister to graded stakes winners Broadway’s Alibi and Golden Lad.

Hip No.107, a daughter of The Factor consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to SAC Racing for $150,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at Friday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to stakes winner Dad’s Crazy out of Charismatic Lady, by End Sweep.

Breeze Easy LLC paid $150,000 for Hip No. 204, a bay colt by Harlan’s Holiday consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, whose quarter in :21 flat was the co-fastest at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack session. He’s a half brother to grade one stakes winner Marylebone, out of Desert Queen, by Wavering Monarch.

Breeze Easy LLC also paid $150,000 for Hip No. 277, Yola Humor, a bay filly by Distorted Humor consigned by Omega Farm, Agent, Out of graded stakes placed Ex Caelis, by Fusaichi Pegasus, a half sister to stakes winner Le Rossignol. She breezed and Under Tack eighth in :10 flat.

Hip No. 7, a son of Stay Thirsty consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went to Louis Linder, Jr. for $100,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, is out of Baltic Flier, by Fusaichi Pegasus, from the family of Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winning OBS graduate Caller One.

Little Red Feather Racing went to $100,000 for Hip No. 63, a Bodemeister filly consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :22 flat. Out of graded stakes placed Brief Bliss, by Navarone, the bay filly is a half sister to graded stake winner Hierro.

For the session, 135 horses grossed $3,427,000, compared with 151 selling for a total of $5,557,600 at last year’s first session. The average was $25,385 compared with $36,805 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000 compared to $18,000 in 2015.  The buyback percentage was 36.6%; it was 25.6% last year.

The June Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.’s 301 – 600 will be offered.

Wednesday’s session will again be streamed live via the OBS website at and via the Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites. Under Tack videos are available on the website in their entirety or by individual hip number. They are also available for viewing in the video room adjacent to the Horsemen’s Lounge in the sales pavilion as well as several kiosks in the lobby and the covered walking ring.