Into Mischief will stand the 2022 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm for $250,000 live foal stands and nurses
The 2022 OBS March Sale kicked off with a pair of seven-figure colts by OBS March graduate Into Mischief leading the first session.
- Hip 257 summoned $1.1 million from Hideyuki Mori. The bay colt by Into Mischief is out of the Not For Love mare Zapara and a half to stakes-placed Basso. He worked a bullet :9 4/5 and was consigned to the sale by Eddie Woods as agent.
- Hip 277, another bay colt by Into Mischief is out of multiple Grade 1 winner, Artemis Agrotera, by Roman Ruler, sold for $1 million. He had a :10 1/5 work and went to the partnership of Spendthrift, BSW/Crow Colts Group, and Bromans, from the Sequel Bloodstock consignment as agent for Chester and Mary Broman.
The market was buoyant and supported by a varied selection of six-figure juveniles, strongly represented by first-season sires.
- Hip 93, a chestnut colt by Gun Runner out of Sacre Coeur, by Saint Ballado, brought $600,000 from Fawzi Abdulla Nass. A half to champion Lady Eli, he worked :21 3/5 and was consigned by Eddie Woods as agent.
- Hip 291, a bay colt by freshman sire Bolt d’Oro out of the Uncle Mo mare, Beautissimo, herself a half to graded-placed stakes winner Two Thirty Five also brought $600,000. After breezing a co-fastest :9 4/5, He went to K S I from the Top Line Sales LLC, Agent consignment.
- Hip 190 was a dark bay or brown colt by fellow freshman sire Cloud Computing out of the Montbrook mare Tara Brooch, a half to stakes winner Al Max Diner. After a :9 4/5 work, he went to West Point / Talla Racing, LEB, Agent for $560,000 from the Paul Sharp, Agent consignment.
- Hip 125, a dark bay or brown filly by another first-year sire, Mendelssohn, fetched $525,000 from Gracie Bloodstock as agent after a :10 flat performance. She is out of the Candy Ride (ARG) mare Simply Confection, a half to newly-minted graded stakes winner and Kentucky Derby hopeful, Simplification.
- Hip 44, a bay Malibu Moon filly out of the Smart Strike mare Private Jet who is a full sister to champion Lookin at Lucky, sold to Katsumi Yoshida for $450,000. She was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC as agent. She went :9 4/5 in her breeze.
- Hip 82, a chestnut colt by freshman sire, Good Magic out of Rose Mine, by Street Cry (IRE) went :9 4/5 and sold to Maverick Racing for $450,000 from the Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent consignment. He hails from the family of champion Escena.
- Hip 46, a dark bay or brown filly by Upstart out of the Simon Pure mare Pure Legacy, a half to champion Areumdaundonghaeng. The filly had a :10 flat work and she went to Lael Stable for $425,000 from the de Meric Sales consignment as agent.
- Hip 213, a bay Adios Charlie filly out of Travelator, by A. P Jet, worked a bullet quarter in :20 2/5. She is a half-sister to new stakes winner Hollywood Jet and sold to West Point / Talla Racing, LEB, Agent for $410,000. She was consigned by Ocala Stud as agent.
Total figures for the first day of selling include:
- 188 horses changed hands compared to 175 in the first session of last year’s March Sale.
- Gross sales of $26,325,000 compared for $19,125,000 in 2021 for a 37.6 percent year-to-year increase.
- Average price was $140,027 compared to $109,289 last year for a 28.1 percent increase.
- Median price was $77,500 this year and $55,000 in 2021, a 40.9 percent increase.
- The buyback rate was 16.8% compared to 13.8% last year for a 3 percent decrease.
The March Sale continues Wednesday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. with hips 371 – 635 slated to visit the OBS sales ring.