Hip 318, a More Than Ready colt brings $1.2 million at the OBS March Sale.
Seven-figure prices began early at the second session of the 2022 OBS March Sale.
Hip 318, a bay More Than Ready colt sold for $1.2 million as the second hip in the ring. He went to K S I from the Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent consignment. The colt is out of the Indian Charlie mare Broad Spectrum, making him a half to stakes placed Broad Approval. He went :9 4/5 in his furlong breeze.
Hip 532, a bay American Pharoah filly, sold to Donato Lanni as agent for $1 million. From the Top Line Sales, Agent consignment, she is out of the Forest Camp mare Just Parker who is a half to graded stakes placed stakes winner Qahira. The filly went :10-flat in her eighth-mile breeze.
Hip 438, a dark bay or brown Bolt d’Oro colt out of Foolish Cause, by Giant’s Causeway, herself a half to multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Get Stormy. The colt is a half to stakes winner Foolish Humor and went :9 4/5 for his eighth-mile breeze. Consigned to the sale by Top Line Sales LLC as agent, the colt went to Hideyuki Mori for $900,000.
Hip 437, a chestnut Mor Spirit colt out of the Indian Charlie mare Follow My Tail, herself a half to Group winner Freefourracing, went :9 4/5 in his furlong breeze. He also went to Hideyuki Mori for $700,000 from the Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent consignment.
Hip 548, a bay colt by freshman sire West Coast who breezed a quarter in :21-flat sold to Carolyn Wilson for $570,000. Out of the Bernardini mare Kimono, the colt is a half to stakes winner Keke Kimono. He was consigned to the sale by Eddie Woods as agent.
Hip 529, a dark bay or brown West Coast filly out of Juliamarie by Mizzen Mast, making the mare a half to graded stakes winning millionaire Willcox Inn. The filly went :10-flat in her furlong work from the de Meric Sales, Agent consignment and she sold to Maverick Racing for $525,000.
Figures for the session:
- 169 horses changed hands compared to 150 in 2021
- An increase in gross sales to $22,111,000 from $18,844,500 resulted in a 17.3 percent increase over last year.
- Average price rose to $130,834 from $125,630 for a 4.1 percent increase from 2021.
- Median price also rose to $70,000 from $68,500.
- Buyback rate was 17.1 percent down from 19.3 percent in 2021.
For the entire sale:
- 375 head sold compared to 325 last year
- Gross sales of $49,656,000 compared to $37,970,000 in 2021 resulted in a 30.7 percent increase year-to-year.
- Average price rose to $132,416 from $116,831 for a 13.3 percent rise compared to the 2021 sale.
- A median price of $75,000 rose 25 percent over last years’ median of $60,000.
- Overall buyback rate was down to 12.8 percent compared to 16.4 percent in 2021.
Next on the schedule for OBS is the Spring Spring sale of Two-Year-Olds in training, April 19 – 22. The Under Tack Show will take place April 10 – 16.