Bullsbay colt tops NY-bred juveniles through first two sessions of OBS June

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
OBS Logoby Sarah Mace

Led by a $115,000 colt by Grade 1 Whitney Handicap-winning freshman sire Bullsbay (Tiznow), New York-bred 2-year-olds performed solidly through the first half of this year’s expanded Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

Bred by Zeke Kobak and Danny Bramer and foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, Hip 126 commanded the fourth-highest price in Tuesday’s opening session when he was purchased by Magnolia Mountain Bloodstock from the consignment of Casse Sales LLC (Justin Casse), Agent XV.

The dark bay / brown May colt worked a quarter-mile in :21 3/5 in the first of six under-tack preview shows scheduled last week to accommodate the 1,216 horses catalogued for the sale, the largest number in its history. Last year’s sale comprised two sessions and catalogued 748.

The sale colt, who sold previously to Justin Casse for $40,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred yearling sale, is the first foal out of Sister Dyer, a placed daughter of Pulpit bred in Kentucky by Robert T. Manfuso and purchased in foal at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale for just $8,500. Sister Dyer is a daughter of graded stakes winner Belterra, herself a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Royal Haven.  Sister Dyer currently has a weanling colt by Simmard.

Through the first two sessions at OBS, 32 of the 45 New York-breds offered have changed hands (including one private sale) for an average of $25,516 and median of $20,000. In the sale overall, the average for the first two sessions is $31,137, down 6.4 percent from a year ago and the median is up 10 percent to $22,000.

The sale continues Thursday with hips 601-900, and concludes Friday with hips 901-1216, with each day’s session beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Click here for a listing of New York-bred hip numbers.

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