Violence filly tops strong New York-bred showing at OBS Winter Mixed

Friday, January 26th, 2018

By Sarah Mace

Brookstone Farm had to go to $120,000 to take home the top-selling New York-bred at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s two-day Winter Mixed sale, a dark bay or brown short yearling filly by Violence.

Overall, the New York-bred contingent put up impressive numbers, outperforming the general population of the sale in average, median and buyback percentage.  

The New York-bred topper, also the fifth top-seller of the auction, was bred by Rockridge Stud, LLC in partnership with Brendan Mullery and Tony Grey. Offered by Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield consignment, the April 30 filly is out of Callie’s Joy, a Kentucky-bred half-sister to stakes winner Rileys Monarch by Monarchos and graded stakes performer Le Jester.

In the female line, under the filly’s third dam Sweet Willa, we find Grade 1 winners Willa on the Move and Will’s Way, along with Lady Reiko (IRE) who is stakes winner and multiple graded stakes performer.

Callie’s Joy has produced five foals. Four have started and three have won, topped by her Sky Mesa colt Fly Friendly Sky, who is a multiple winner and stakes performer with $121,399 in earnings. The mare was bred to The Factor in 2017.

New York-breds outperformed the general population of the sale in all three key indicators. After 42 New York-breds sold (including five private sales) from 51 offered, they posted a 17.6% RNA rate. The overall buyback percentage was 25.3%, down from 36.8% in 2017.

The New York-bred average at the OBS Winter Mixed Sale was $17,186, while the overall average was $14,999, up from $9,011 in 2017. The New York-bred median price checked in at $6,750, a shade above the overall median price of $6,000, up from $4,350 a year ago.

The next auction on the sales calendar is the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed sale, which will take place February 5-6. Click here for New York-bred hips with links to catalogue pages.

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