Trading at the second and concluding session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company March 2-year-old sale produced another New York-bred standout: Hip 489, a son of Mission Impazible, who sold to Peter Quinn for $285,000 to become the auction’s top-priced New York-sired juvenile.
Bred by Twin Creeks Farm, Hip 489 is out of Deputy Reality, a half sister to stakes winner and graded stakes-placed A. P. Reality, and stakes performer Can’t Stop the Kid. The mare has produced five winners from six starters, topped by her second foal Teeth of the Dog by Bluegrass Cat, who won the 2012 Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes and earned $414,950. The sale colt’s full brother, 3-year-old Ethan Hunt, placed in two New York-bred stakes as a juvenile.
Twin Creeks Farm purchased Deputy Reality for $225,000 at the Keeneland November sale in 2012 and earmarked her, along with 20 other select Kentucky-based mares, to be bred to Mission Impazible in 2013, his first year at stud. Mission Impazible, a two-time grade 1 winning millionaire campaigned by Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, stands at Sequel Stallions New York for a 2017 fee of $7,500.
The grey/roan colt sold initially at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale to Zayat Stables for $185,000 from the Sequel consignment. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent XIV, at OBS, he breezed a snappy quarter in :21.1 seconds on the final day of the under tack show.
Overall 32 New York-breds were offered at OBS. Twenty-one sold, including one private sale, for a 34.4% buyback rate, which was an improvement after the first session. The Empire State-bred average came in at $108,524 and the median was $75,000. The opening session saw a pair of New York colts go to Klaravich Stable, Inc. for $350,000 and $290,000 (read more).
The March Sale overall set records this year. The average price for a 2-year-old was $188,757, up 17.8% from a year ago and eking past the previous record of $187,201 in 2014. The median price was $100,000 compared with $102,500 last year. The buyback percentage was 27.5%.
The OBS Spring 2-year-old sale will be held April 25-28, with under tack shows to take place April 17-22.