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Golden Notion tops OBS Winter Mixed Sale’s first session

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Hip No. 251, Golden Notion, a 3-year-old son of OBS graduate Goldencents consigned by Woodside Ranch, Agent, was sold to S B M Training and Sales, Agent, for $200,000 to top the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 Winter Mixed Sale. The bay colt, who worked a half mile in :44 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of stakes placed Angels Trace, by Bellamy Road.

Hip No. 198, Noble Commander, a 4-year-old stakes winning son of Forestry consigned by Moonshadow Farm, Agent, went to Agave Racing Stable for $135,000. The bay colt, who breezed three eighths in :33 flat at the Under Tack Show is out of Indian Carlie, by Indian Charlie, a half sister to grade one winner Marley’s Freedom. He was a front running winner of the Woochopper Stakes at Fair Grounds on December 29th and has earned $143,843 to date.

Hip No. 194, Grand Royale, a 3-year-old gray or roan colt by Cairo Prince, consigned by James Layden, Agent, was sold to Zach Madden for Ron Paolucci for $75,000. Out of Helluva Hangover, by Grand Slam, from the family of grade one winner Hardest Core, he turned in the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 1/5.

Hip No. 240, Change Direction, a 3-year-old son of Curlin, was purchased by Peach Tree Stables for $60,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Switched Up, by Pleasantly Perfect, a daughter of graded stakes winner Antoinette.

Hip No. 282, Dixieincandyland, consigned by Wes Carter, Agent, was sold to Eddie Kenneally, Agent, for $60,000. The dark bay or brown 3-year-old Candy Ride (ARG) filly, who turned in three eighths in :32 4/5, is out of Dixieinyankeeland, by Dixie Union, a daughter of graded stakes placed stakes winner Descapate.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 62 horses grossed $1,204,000 compared with 57 selling for a total of $880,000 in 2018. The average was $19,419, up from $15,439 a year ago, while the median price was $8,500 compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 17.3%; it was 9.5% in 2018.

Three horses brought $75,000 to share honors topping the Consignor Preferred Section.

Hip No. 28, a yearling son of Distorted Humor consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to First Finds for $75,000. The chestnut colt is out of Inspeight of Us, by Speightstown, a half sister to grade one winner Daddy’s Lil Darling.

Hip No. 31, a yearling colt by Bayern was purchased by Brookstone Farm for $75,000. Consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere, the dark bay or brown colt is a half brother to grade one winning millionaire Jeranimo out of stakes winner Jera, by Jeblar,

Hip No. 70, a yearling colt by Bernardini also consigned by Select Sales, Agent, was sold for $75,000 to Calumet Farm. The bay colt is out of graded stakes winner Palanka City, by Carson City.

Hip No. 148, a yearling colt by Cairo Prince consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to de Meric Sales, Agent for Backstretch Farm, for $60,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Broad Miss, by Include, a daughter of graded stakes winner Miss Legality.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 104 horses sold for a total of $1,755,100, compared with 147 horses grossing $3,452,700 in 2018. The average price was $16,876 compared with $23,488 a year ago, while the median price was $12,250, up from $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 28.3% it was 29.7% last year.

The Winter Mixed Sale continues Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s  351 – 689 in the Open Session.

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