Political Force Colt Second Best-Selling OBS Open Yearling in Session 1

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
by Sarah Mace

A New York-bred yearling colt by Political Force was second on the list of top sellers in the first open session of the 2011 OBS Yearling Sale on Wednesday, and one of only two horses to sell for six figures.

The grey colt (Hip 383), bred by New Light Stable, foaled at Shamrock Hill Farm in Fort Edward and consigned by Select Sales (agent), sold for $100,000, just $5,000 shy of the session topper, to Mersad Metanovic and Jeff Bonde.

Born last May 25, he is the fifth foal – and third New York-bred – out of the placed Siphon (BRZ) mare Pine Hill. Four of her foals have started and two have won. Pine Hill did not have a foal this year, but was bred this spring to Flatter.

The colt’s second dam, Irish-bred Toledo Queen, produced Grade 2-placed Merger (Mr. Greeley) and stakes-placed Tux (Black Tie Affair). His third dam is the Grade 1-placed mare Grey Dream, a half-sister to English Champion Lingdale.

The average price for the first open session of the OBS sale, $12,430, showed a 30.4% increase over 2010, while the median price rose 38.5% to $9,000.

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