Hip 505, a Destin colt, led the open session of the OBS Winter Mixed Sale.
Hip No. 505, a son of Destin named Last Drink consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, went to Rosewood Farm for $95,000 to top Wednesday’s Open Session of the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed sale. The gray or roan yearling colt is out of I Drink Alone, by Intidab, and is a half-brother to stakes winner Bust Another.
Hip No. 454, a yearling daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Vargas Sales, Agent, was sold to Brookdale Farm for $75,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Charming Becky, by Dixie Union, from the family of Grade 1 winner Mandy’s Gold.
W.D. North Thoroughbreds LLC paid $55,000 for Hip No. 442, a son of The Factor consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. The yearling bay colt is out of Blameitonthebadboy, by Blame, a daughter of graded stakes placed Sky Haven.
Hip 472, a yearling son of Yoshida (JPN) consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased by Machmer Hall for $40,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of De Marquee, by Tiz Wonderful, from the family of Canadian champion Bold Ruritana.
More Than A Party, Hip 562, was the top selling broodmare of the open session for $52,000. Consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, the graded stakes placed stakes winning bay mare is by More Than Ready and out of Party to Party, by Jules, from the immediate family of In Summation. She sold in foal to Jess’s Dream.
For the Open session, 186 horses sold for a total of $2,075,600 compared with 236 horses bringing $2,023,500 in 2021. The average price was $11,159 compared with $8,574 last year, while the median price was $7,000 compared with $4,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 8.8 percent; it was 19.7 percent in 2021.
For the Consignor Preferred session, 150 horses sold for a total of $3,117,800, compared with 99 horses grossing $1,896,300 in 2021. The average price was $20,785 compared with $19,155 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000 compared with $10,100 last year. The buyback percentage was 12.2 percent; it was 30.3 percent last year.
For the Horses of Racing Age session, 81 horses grossed $1,499,700 compared with 73 selling for a total of $1,692,500 in 2021. The average was $18,515, compared to $23,185 a year ago, while the median price was $11,000. It was $13,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 10 percent; it was 12 percent in 2021.
For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 417 horses sold for a total of $6,693,100, compared to 408 horses bringing $5,612,300 last year. The average was $16,051, up from $13,756 in 2021 while the median price was $8,500, compared with $6,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 10.3 percent; it was 21.3 percent in 2021.
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