Klaravich Stable snaps up top two New Yorkers at OBS March opener

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

OBS color logoBy Sarah Mace

Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable signed the tickets for both top-selling New York-breds at Tuesday’s opening session of the 2017 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company March sale of two-year-olds in training. Klaravich’s new juveniles are both colts, and each posted a furlong work of :10 1/5 seconds on the first day of the under tack show.

The New York-bred star of the day was a $350,000 bay by Arch, bred by Doug Koch’s Berkshire Stud. The colt (Hip 124) was a pinhooking home run for consignor Randy Bradshaw, who bought him for a relatively modest $65,000 at last summer’s Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale in Saratoga.

The colt is out of Regard, a winner by Fusaichi Pegasus out of Notice me, who is a half sister to stakes winner and stakes producer Kona Way. Several accomplished New York-breds appear in the more extended family: stakes winner Shine Upon, also a stakes producer, graded performer Brigand and stakes winner Sky Music. Regard, a producer of two winners from two foals to start, currently has a yearling colt by Uncle Mo.

Klarman’s other standout New York-bred purchase was Hip 31, a $290,000 colt by Midnight Lute from the consignment of Crupi’s New Castle Farm, Agent V. Bred by Eaton & Thorne, Inc., the dark bay/brown horse, like the New York topper, is a graduate of the 2016 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred Saratoga yearling sale, selling to St. Elias for $100,000.

The Midnight Lute colt, whose third dam is 1979 Eclipse champion older mare Waya, is out of Missyoulikecrazy (Lion Heart), a mare purchased by Thorndale Farms at the 2013 Keeneland November sale for $220,000. Grade 2-placed twice as a juvenile at Churchill Downs, Missyoulikecrazy is a full sister to graded winner and Grade 1 stakes-placed Pretty Prolific and a group performer in France.

Despite a good number of buybacks, the New Yorkers who changed hands did well at two-day sale’s opening session, Of 19 individuals offered on Day 1 after scratches, 11 sold for an average of $115,636. The New York-bred median came in at $75,000. The average for the general population of the sale was $192,120, up 23% from $156,322 last year, and the median came in $110,000, with no change from 2016.

The March Sale continues on Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. (Hips 339-677).

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