Hip 442, a Ransom the Moon colt, tops the OBS Open Yearling Sale.
Hip No. 442, a son of Ransom the Moon consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, went to Redwings for $170,000 to top the open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2021 October Yearling Sale. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Bold Lady, by Aikenite, a half sister to Grade 1-placed stakes winner Mambo in Seattle.
- Hip No. 406, a daughter of Awesome Slew consigned by Camelot Acres Racing and Sales, Agent, was sold to RiceHorse, Agent, for $100,000. The bay filly, a half sister to stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Hear My Prayer, is out of Additional Prayer, by Songandaprayer.
- Hip No. 318, a daughter of Tunwoo consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, went to Eddie Plesa, Agent for Karl & Cathi Glassman, for $85,000. The dark bay or brown filly, out of stakes winner Savingtime, by Kantharos, is a half sister to OBS Yearling Sale graduate Outfoxed, winner of two stakes in three starts including Gulfstream’s recent FTBOA Florida Sire My Dear Girl Stakes.
- S B M Training and Sales went to $70,000 for Hip No. 523, a son of Kantharos consigned by K P Sales, Agent. The bay colt, out of stakes winner Frisk Her, by Officer, is a half brother to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Takeoff.
- Hip No. 287, Fortheloveofart, a son of Noble Bird consigned by Kim Harrison (Top Speed Farm), Agent, was sold to Moonshadow for $60,000. The bay colt is a half-brother to graded stakes winning OBS Yearling Sale graduate Jalen Journey, winner of the recent Grade 3 De Francis Memorial Stakes, out of Petunia Face, by Congrats.
For the session, 276 yearlings sold for a total of $5,173,500, compared with 258 bringing a total of $2,811,900 a year ago. The average price was $18,745, up 72 percent compared with $10,899 in 2020, while the median price was $15,000 double the $7,500 figure a year ago. The buyback percentage was 18.1 percent compared with 21.3 percent a year ago.
At Tuesday’s Selected Yearling Sale, 108 horses sold for a total of $4,714,000, up 38.8 percent compared with 86 yearlings bringing $3,397,000 a year ago. The average price was $43,648, up 10.5 percent compared with $39,500 last year, while the median price was $32,000, rising 14.3 percent compared with $28,000 in 2020. The buyback percentage was 19.4 percent; it was 36.3 percent a year ago.
Hip No. 67, a son of Midnight Storm consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Elusive Thoroughbreds for $170,000 to top the Selected Sale of Yearlings. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes winner Sterling Madame, by Unbridled Energy.
The next item on the OBS agenda is the 2022 Winter Mixed Sale, including the Horses of Racing Age section, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 25 – 26.
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