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Colt by Violence tops Selected Yearling Sale

John C. Oxley went to $275,000 for Hip No. 126, a son of Violence consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, to top the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Selected Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Frank’s Hope, by Pulpit, a daughter of grade one winner Silver Maiden and a half sister to graded stakes winner Dreaming of Liz.

Hip No. 96, a chestnut colt by More Than Ready consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was sold to de Meric Stables for $240,000.  He’s out of Coal and Ice, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes placed Blueridge Traveler.

Hip No. 121, a daughter of Will Take Charge consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, was purchased by de Meric Stables for $230,000. The bay filly is out of Final Heiress, by Forest Wildcat, a full sister to grade one winner and successful sire Wildcat Heir and graded stakes winner Forest Heiress.

Hip No. 20, a chestnut colt by Malibu Moon consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, went to Sagamore Farm for $170,000.  He’s out of stakes winner Ready Signal, by More Than Ready.

Stephanie Wedge & Del Secco, DCS, Inc. paid $150,000 for Hip No. 31, a son of Jimmy Creed out of Showmethegreencard, by De Niro, a full sister to graded stakes winner De Bertie. Consigned by Select Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to stakes winner Mrs. Began.

Hip No.  54, a son of Distorted Humor consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to John C. Oxley for $150,000. The bay colt, a half brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Sweet Tapper, is out of millionaire grade one stakes winner Sweet Talker, by Stormin Fever.

Hip No. 195, a dark bay or brown filly by Will Take Charge consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, also brought $150,000, going to Three Diamonds Farm. She’s out of Choice Pearl, by Any Given Saturday, a  half sister to grade one winner Awesome Humor out of stakes winner Horns Gray.

For the day, 107 horses sold for a total of $4,841,400, compared with 148 yearlings bringing $5,573,300 at the 2016 Selected Sale. The average price was $45,247, up 20.1% compared with $37,657 last year, while the median was $32,000, up 28% compared with $25,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 38.5%; it was 33.6% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 301 – 746 selling in the Open session. The session will again be streamed live via the OBS, Blood-Horse and Daily Racing Form websites.

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