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Zayat Stables goes to $185,000 for Mission Impazible yearling at F-T KY

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

FT July saleBy Sarah Mace

Zayat Stables, EQB, Agent, snapped up a colt by New York-based Mission Impazible, currently the nation’s leading freshman sire, out of a graded stakes-producing mare for $185,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected yearling sale on Tuesday.

Hip 192, who was sold by Sequel New York, Agent, was bred by a partnership of Sequel Thoroughbreds and Twin Creeks Farm – the same connections who brought out Mission Impazible juvenile standout, and Tremont Stakes winner Silver Mission.

The grey or roan colt, who was foaled on April 9, 2015, is out of Deputy Reality, an unplaced daughter of Halo Reality, whose dam is graded stakes placed Halo Reality. Deputy Reality is a half sister to stakes winner and graded stakes-placed A. P. Reality and stakes performer Can’t Stop the Kid.

Deputy Reality has produced three winners, topped by Teeth of the Dog, by Bluegrass Cat, who won the 2012 Grade 2 Dwyer Stakes and earned over $414,000.

The Mission Impazible colt brought over twice the sale average, which was $86,101. Mission Impazible (Unbridled’s Song), stands at Sequel Stallions New York for a 2016 stud fee of $7,500.


New York-bred juvenile by Uncle Mo fetches $240,000 on final day of OBS June

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

The concluding session of the four-day Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-year-old sale saw far-and-away the top-selling New York-bred, a bay colt by sire sensation Uncle Mo out of a dam from the family of Sea Hero.

Hip 940, who clocked a quarter in :21.1 in the under tack show, sold to Breeze Easy LLC for $240,000. The colt was consigned by Thoroughbred Champions Training Center LLC, who purchased him from the Taylor Made consignment for $32,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale. Offered at OBS March, he failed to meet his reserve when bid up to $145,000.

Breeder Fred W. Hertrich III purchased Hip 940 in utero, when he bought his dam Surrender at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale for $20,000. This was her first foal.

Surrender, a placed runner by Stormy Atlantic out of stakes placed Beaucette, boasts as her second dam graded winner Mackie (Summer Squall), who is a half-sister to sire Sea Hero, sire Hero’s Honor, Glowing Honor, Wild Applause, etc. Hertrich resold Surrender at the 2014 Keeneland November sale for $40,000 in foal to Morning Line, where she was purchased by Gayle Van Leer.

The colt’s sire Uncle Mo was the top freshman sire of 2015 and currently the runaway leader on the second crop sire rankings.

At the conclusion of the OBS June sale, 54 New York-breds sold of 82 offered for a $26,178 average and $13,500 median, which edged out the general sale median. The buyback rate settled at 34.1%.

For the entire OBS June sale, the average was $29,675, compared to 2015’s sale record $39,612, while the median price was $13,000 compared to $18,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 24%; it was 24.8% a year ago.


OBS June produces new top New York-bred colt Thursday

Friday, June 17th, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

Thursday’s third session of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-year-old sale produced a new top-selling New York-bred colt. Hip 852, a grey/roan individual by Macho Uno with European roots, brought $80,000 when hammered down to Ruis Racing LLC after posting a sharp eighth in :10 1/5.

A graduate of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale, the colt was purchased by Harris Training Center, his OBS consignor, for $25,000.

Bred by Patrick and Brittney Durtschi and foaled on April 21, 2014, Hip 852 is out of Sierra Vista (GB), a Group 2 winner in England by Atraf (GB). She came to this country for broodmare duty in 2008 after selling to Anthony Stroud Bloodstock for $355,505 at the 2007 Tattersalls December mare sale. She last changed hands when purchased by Doug Branham for $32,000 at the 2013 Keeneland November sale.

Sierra Vista has produced two winners from four foals to start, led by her first surviving foal, Kentucky-bred stakes winner Golden Rifle by Ghostzapper.

The tally for New York-breds at OBS after three sessions is 39 sold of 61 offered (including six private sales) for a cumulative average of $23,515 and median of $11,500. The buyback rate is 36.1%.

In the sale as a whole the average is $27,783, down from last average at the same point in the sale by 29.1%. The cumulative median for the sale is $13,500, down 28.9%

OBS June concludes on Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Hips 901-1226, including the supplemental entries and Horses of Racing Age).


NY-bred indicators improve at OBS June halfway point

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

With a trio of new top-sellers and rising cumulative average, the market for New York-bred juveniles picked up considerably from the first to the second session of this year’s four-day Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-year-old sale.

The New York-bred standout of Wednesday’s trading was Hip 306, a Pure Prize filly who sold from the consignment of Costanzo Sales to E. L. R. Corp. for $105,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the under tack show. Costanzo purchased the bay filly as a weanling in 2014 for $33,000 at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed sale.

Bred by Barry R. Ostrager and foaled on May 22, 2014, the sale filly is out of Firm Affair, who was purchased by Ostrager in foal at the 2013 Keeneland November sale for the bargain price of $10,000. Firm Affair is a multiple winner by Colonial Affair who has produced a stakes placed full sister to the sale filly, Faerie Queen.

The top-selling New York-bred colt to change hands on Wednesday was Hip 417, a bay juvenile from the first crop of Tapizar, who sold from Ciaran Dunne Wavertree consignment for $60,000. Linda Rice signed the ticket on behalf of William Hirsch. The colt posted his eighth of a mile breeze in :10 2/5.

Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III and foaled on February 24, 2014, the sale colt was the top-selling New York-bred yearling of his session at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale, when hammered down to Purpoodock Bloodstock for $125,000 (the same price for which he RNA’d as yearling at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton New York preferred yearling sale). Additionally, before going through the OBS June sale, he RNA’d for $185,000 at OBS March.

The Tapizar colt is the first foal out of Introvert, a multiple winner by Smarty Jones and half sister to five other winners, topped by Argentinian 2-year-old champion Forty Greeta, who is also a stakes producer, and Grade 2-winning sire Honorable Dillon.

At the halfway point in the OBS June sale 23 of the 38 New York-breds offered have sold (including four private sales) for a buyback rate of 39.4%. The cumulative average now stands at $26,996 and median at $15,000.

For the sale so far, the average is $29,078 (down 21.8 % from the same point in the sale last year). The median (down 21.1 %), like the New York-bred median, is $15,000. RNAs are 29.6%.

The June Sale continues Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (Hips 601-900).


Temple City filly leads New Yorkers in OBS June opener

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

Hip 99, a dark bay or brown filly by Temple City bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC, emerged as the top-selling New York-bred juvenile in Tuesday’s opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale when purchased by Brandon Rice on behalf of Kenneth Hackel, for $50,000.

The April filly, who breezed a snappy :21 2/5 quarter mile in the under tack show for consignor de Meric Sales, is the first foal out of Catinatree, a stakes placed, Kentucky-bred Forestry mare who is a half sister to two other stakes performers. The sale filly’s third dam is multiple Grade 2-placed runner Cedar Knolls. The filly sold as yearling for a mere $6,500 at the Fasig-Tipton New York fall mixed sale.

The top-selling New York-bred colt to change hands in the first session of the four-day sale was Hip 228, a chestnut by Lookin At Lucky foaled on May 18, 2014, who sold to Dream Community from the consignment of Eversole Thoroughbreds, Agent for $45,000.

Bred by Cheryl A. Prudhomme and Dr. Michael T. Gallivan, the colt is out of Double Doubleville (Mt. Livermore), a stakes-placed mare who has produced 11 winners from 13 foals to start. The colt was offered previously at last year’s Fasig-Tipton’s fall mixed sale in Saratoga, but failed to meet his reserve when bid up to $29,000. He clocked a:10 2/5 breeze in the under tack show.

In all, of 27 New York-breds offered in the session, 15 sold (including two private sales) for a 44.4 % buyback rate. The New York-bred average was $20,893, compared to the $25,385 average of the general population of the sale. The New York-bred median of $15,000 was identical to the session median.

The June Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. (Hips 301-600) and the auction is being streamed live at the OBS website, BloodHorse.com, and DRF.com.


Seven New York-bred juveniles bring six figures at F-T Midlantic

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

m16b-miBy Sarah Mace

By the time the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale wrapped up Tuesday, seven New York-breds had changed hands for six figures. In Monday’s opening session five individuals sold for $100,000 and up, topped by Hip 82, a filly by Boys At Tosconova, who brought $165,000 and Hip 252, a Congrats filly who fetched $150,000 (read more). Hips 277, 87 and 71 were also standouts on day one. On Tuesday two more individuals joined the $100,000 club, Hips 427 and 330. (Click here for full results)

Hip 427, a chestnut colt by Smart Strike went to Orlando Di Rienzo for $110,000. Bred by Pollock Farms, Hugh Owen, and Town & Country Farms Corp., the March 16 colt is the first foal out of multiple graded stakes winner C C’s Pal whose stellar career featured victories in the Grade 2 Vagrancy Stakes and Grade 2 Honorable Miss in addition to earnings of nearly $800,000.

Consigned by Kings Equine Agent, the Smart Strike colt is a graduate of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, where Kings Equine purchased him from Taylor Made Sales for $75,000. He covered a furlong in :10 2/5 in the under tack show.

Nick Sallusto went to $100,000 to pick up the other New York-bred standout of session, a filly from the first crop of Mission Impazible (Sequel Stallions New York) named Cha Cha Heels (Hip 330). Consigned by Classic Bloodstock (Danzel Brendemuehl), she, too, turned in a :10 2/5 eighth. She sold previously for $32,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.

Bred by Burleson Farm and foaled on April 20, Hip 330 is out of Yankee Million, an unplaced Kentucky-bred mare who brought $575,000 as a 2-year-old. Out of a graded stakes placed runner, Yankee Million has produced two winners from three foals to start. Currently the mare has a yearling full-sister to the sale filly and a produced a colt by Alpha this year.

Fasig-Tipton expanded the sale’s catalogue this year, selling 82 more horses than last year and increasing total sales by 2.1%. In all, 83 New York-breds were offered. Of these, 58 sold (including five private sales) for a 30.1% buyback percentage The New York-bred average price for the sale was $40,818. The median ended up at $25,000.

The overall average and median average for the juvenile sale posted year-over-year declines. This average of $68,654 was down 22.7% from last year’s record $88,654; the $32,000 median was off 28.9% from $45,000 in 2015. The buyback rated finished up at 25.9% (up from 21.5%), once again showcasing the fact that buyers continue to be highly selective.

The next juvenile sale on the docket for the majority of NY-breds is the OBS June, which will take place June 14-17


Filly by Boys At Tosconova top New Yorker at F-T Midlantic opener

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

m16b-miBy Sarah Mace

A dark bay or brown filly from the first crop of New York-based Grade 1 Hopeful winner Boys At Tosconova (Questroyal North) brought $165,000 to become the top-selling New York-bred juvenile in Monday’s opening session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Hip 82, a February foal bred by Rhapsody Farm LLC, was purchased by Cromwell Bloodstock from the Eddie Woods consignment after drilling a sharp :21 2/5 quarter in the under tack show. The filly changed hands previously when picked up by Turtle Hatch Farm at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Fall Mixed sale in Saratoga for $60,000.

The filly’s dam is winner-producer Miss Trudy, whom Rhapsody Farm acquired for $3,500 at the 2011 Keeneland January sale. All four of her foals to start are winners, led by stakes placed Sidearm (Kodiak Kowboy), who has bankrolled over $200,000. Miss Trudy is a half sister to stakes winner and graded placed runner Texturizer and a trio of other stakes performers.

Woods said before the sale, “Some people are not that familiar with the stallion, but he was a great 2-year-old and she’s a lovely filly.”

Another top performer from the New York contingent on Monday was Hip 252, a bay Congrats filly who was hammered down to L.E.B. for $150,000. Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales, she failed to attain her reserve when bid up to $47,000 last summer at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale. She posted an eye-catching :10 1/5 furlong in the under tack show.

Bred by Wellspring Stables, the Congrats filly is out of Starry Pursuit, a winner of two stakes races, who was purchased by Robert Vukovich for $95,000 in 2012 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale. A chestnut daughter of VanNistelrooy, Starry Pursuit has a stakes winning full brother and has produced two winners from two starters. She currently has a yearling full sister to the sale filly, as a well as a Mineshaft filly on the ground this year.

Of the 31 New York-breds offered in the opening session after outs, 21 changed hands (including one private sale) for an average price of $53,595 and $25,000 median. Five individuals brought six-figure prices ranging from $110,000 to $165,000. As a whole Monday’s session posted a $68,253 average and $34,000 median, falling off 33.3 percent and 28.9 percent from $102,732 and $45,000 at last year’s first session.

The sale’s second session on Tuesday, begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.

 


Eric Fein goes to $450k for NY-bred Majesticperfection colt to conclude OBS April

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

The top-priced New York-bred to change hands at the four-day Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 April sale of two-year-olds in training was among the last, but well worth the wait. In Friday’s concluding session, a chestnut colt by Majesticperfection (Hip 1090) sold from the consignment of RiceHorse Stables to Eric Fein for $450,000. He became the eighth best-seller overall.

A speedy individual, who breezed a co-bullet furlong under tack in :9 4/5, the colt was bred by Burleson Farms and purchased as a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale by Emerald Sales for $92,000.

Agent Ian Brennan, who signed the ticket for the colt, told the TDN, “We loved his work and pretty much everything about him. He’s a New York-bred. He came back from the work really sound and he was clean on X-rays and he is a colt that we liked from the breeze show and he’s just been showing himself really well. He acts like he has a ton of class.”

As to the price tag, Brennan added, “Good colts are bringing this kind of money here, but looking at the pedigree you’d like to be getting him in the $300-350,000 range. But we had to give that little extra for him.”

The colt is out of Magic Belle, a multiple winner and six-figure earner by Gold Case, who was purchased by Lyn Burleson at the 2010 Keeneland January sale for $26,000. The mare herself brought $425,000 as an OBS 2-year-old in 2004 and has since produced three winners from three foals to start. The colt’s second dam is stakes placed Magical Thinking and there is abundant black type under the fourth dam Roar N’ Honey.

In all 73 New York-bred juveniles were offered at OBS, of whom 51 sold (including four private sales) for a 30.1% buyback rate, above the 22.6% RNA percentage for the sale.

The New York-bred average was a strong $68,627, in the context of a record-breaking sale with a seven-figure seller and record average price of $79,211. The New York-bred median of $50,000 outperformed the record sale median of $47,000.


Harlan’s Holiday colt tops New Yorkers Thursday at OBS

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

The penultimate session of the four-day Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 April sale of two-year-olds in training continued to yield solid results for New York-bred juveniles, featuring an increase in median, somewhat improved RNA percentage and a new top Empire State-bred colt, an individual by Harlan’s Holiday who went to Sterling Racing LLC for $165,000.

Of the 56 New York-bred 2-year-olds offered through the first three sessions, 38 have sold (including three private sales), yielding a 32.1 RNA percentage, which is more or less in line with the 28 percent cumulative RNAs for the sale. The New York-bred average to date is $64,763, still under the sale average of $78,036 (up 1.7%) which benefitted from a seven-figure sale and a handful of other standouts yesterday. The New York-bred median of $47,500 is now outperforming the sale median of $45,000.

The top-selling New York-bred of Thursday’s session was Hip 619, a dark bay/brown colt by Harlan’s Holiday bred by Len Riggio’s My Meadowview LLC. A graduate of the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale in Saratoga last summer, where he was purchased by De Meric Stables for $90,000, and consigned by de Meric Sales at OBS, the colt turned in a :10 2/5 breeze in the under tack show. He is the first foal out of Charlotte’s Rose, a placed Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Cry.

The OBS April sale concludes on Friday, with the final session beginning at 10:30 a.m.


New York-breds keep pace with median through first half of OBS April

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

OBS LogoBy Sarah Mace

After two of the four days of trading at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 April sale of two-year-olds in training, the New York-bred market is holding steady, keeping pace with the median of the general population of the sale, while producing a trio of six-figure horses.

Of 36 Empire State-breds offered in Tuesday and Wednesday’s sessions, 23 have sold (36.1% RNA percentage) for an average price of $63,652 and median of $45,000. The median matches the sale median thus far, which is unchanged from last year. The average has not quite kept pace with the general sale average which is $74,092 through session two. Total RNAs so far have come it at 28.9%.

Three individuals have sold for six figures, the top filly of Tuesday’s opening session by Shackleford, who brought $310,000, and a pair of fillies by New York sire Frost Giant, one on Tuesday and one yesterday.

Tuesday’s Frost Giant filly (Hip 96), a dark bay or brown individual foaled on Valentine’s Day 2014 and bred by Anthony Bruno, was purchased by Sallusto & Albina, Agent for $150,000. She is the second foal out of Reata’s Vixen (Sligo Bay), a six-figure earner who is a half sister to multiple stakes winner Royal Currier, who earned nearly $870,000. Graded winner Swing and Miss appears under the fourth dam.

The filly, who breezed an under tack quarter in :20 4/5, sold last summer to Web Carroll Training Center for $57,000 at the Fasig-Tipton preferred New York-bred yearling sale. Her OBS consignor was Southern Chase Farm, Inc. (Greg & Karen Dodd), Agent.

Wednesday’s Frost Giant filly (Hip 400), a chestnut foaled on March 29, 2014, was hammered down to George and Stephanie Autry for $100,000 on the nose after posting a sharp furlong in :10 1/5 for consignor Scanlon Training & Sales.

Bred by Gabriel Duignan, the filly is the third foal out of Watch Smartly, a multiple winner by Smart Strike and out of multiple stakes winner and graded stakes performer Watch Rachel. Watch Rachel’s dam Watch Wendy is also a stakes winner.

The April sale continues Thursday and Friday, with sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m.