Hip No. 215, Saturday Dreams, a son of Justify consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Maverick Racing and Siena Farms LLC for $1.2 million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2023 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.
The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Wednesday’s Under Tack Session, is a half-brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Moon Over Miami out of graded stakes placed Zinzay, by Smart Strike.
Hip No. 95, a son of Uncle Mo also consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt and Jackpot Farm for $950,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in:10 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of Sunshiny Day, by Bernardini, a daughter of champion Storm Song.
Hip No.123, a daughter of City of Light consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, was purchased by K S I for $750,000. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at Tuesday’s Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Jo Jo Air out of Tessie Flip, by Grand Slam.
Hip No. 262, a son of Good Magic also consigned by Top Line, was sold for $725,000 to Steven W. Young, Agent. The bay colt is a half brother to stakes winner Adventurous Lady out of Ari the the Adventurer, by Pioneer of the Nile.
Spendthrift Farm / Frank Fletcher Racing Operation went to $525,000 for Hip No. 24, a son of Arrogate consigned by Kings Equine, Agent, whose Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest at the distance. The gray or roan colt is out of graded stakes placed Sensitively.
Hip No. 247, a son of Frosted consigned by Grade One Investments LLC, Agent, was sold for $475,000 to Three Amigos. The dark bay or brown colt, whose Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest, is a half brother to Ananroad out of Ananda by Scat Daddy, a full-sister to graded stakes winner Daddy Nose Best.
Hip No. 112, a son of Audible consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Steven W. Young, Agent, for $425,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is out of Syllable, by Super Saver, from the family of graded stakes winner Gold Mover.
John C. Kimmel, Agent for Sean Flanagan, went to $425,000 for Hip No. 168, a son of Laoban consigned by Paul Sharp, Agent. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of Untapped Secret, by Read the Footnotes, from the family of graded stakes winner Motovato.
Martin Anthony went to $400,000 for Hip No. 66, a son of Catalina Cruiser consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. The bay colt is out of Special Code, by Ghostzapper, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Mani Bhavan.
For the session, 131 horses sold for a total of $20,192,500 compared with 205 horses grossing $27,170,000 at last year’s first session. The average price was $154,141, compared with $132,537 a year ago, while the median price was $90,000 compared with $75,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 32.1 percent; it was 9.3 percent in 2022.
The March Sale continues Tuesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. with Hip No.’s 279 – 556 set to go through the ring.