By Sarah Mace
The top-seller in the open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 winter mixed sale – and top-selling New York-bred in the two days of trading –was Hip 490, a short yearling by Yes It’s True. The bay was bred by Machmer Hall in partnership with Saratoga Glen Farm LLC and foaled on May 7, 2016 at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville.
Hip 490 was purchased by Zachary Kilgus for $28,000 from the consignment of Select Sales, Agent VI. He is the fifth foal out of Datttcatsgotrhythm, an unplaced Kentucky-bred daughter of Tale of the Cat who has produced two winners.
Datttcatsgotrhythm, whom the colt’s breeders bought for $11,000 at the 2010 Keeneland November sale, is a half sister to graded stakes performer Tenfold, by Tiznow, and multiple stakes performer Cascabella. The colt’s third dam, La Chaposa, by Ups, was a multiple Group 1-winning champion sprinter in Peru and her family boasts multiple Grade 1 winner Chaposa Springs and Grade 1 winner You and I
The next sale on the OBS calendar is the March sale of 2-year-olds in training, scheduled for March 14-15. The under tack show is set for March 9-11, beginning each morning at 8:00 a.m.