New York-breds right on track at OBS June, Medaglia d’Oro filly New York topper

Saturday, June 21st, 2014
OBS Logoby Sarah Mace

When the 2-year-old sale season drew to a close Friday at the conclusion of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s expanded June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, the numbers for New York-breds ended up on par with the overall sale’s major indicators. The New York-bred topper was a well-bred and talented Medaglia d’Oro filly who sold in session three.

Over the four sessions 63 New York-bred juveniles sold for $1,904,500 (including six private sales) for an average price of $30,230, just under the sale average of $31,867. The median price for a New York-bred was $20,000, which equaled the overall sale median. The New York-bred buyback rate was 23 percent, slightly higher than the 21 percent of the general population of the sale.

In session three Bob Feld, acting as agent for Sagamore Farm, went to $260,000 for a New York-bred Medaglia d’Oro filly (Hip 798), which made her second highest-priced juvenile in the session and fourth top-seller overall. Bred by Gallagher’s Stud and consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, the filly is out of Hostess by Chester House, a multiple graded stakes winner who set the current course record for 1 3/8 miles over the Saratoga inner turf. Purchased by Marlene Brody for $650,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November sale, Hostess got her first winner with her first foal, Z Maitre D (Awesome Again), who won on debut at two. She currently has a weanling filly by War Front.

Of the sale filly, Feld said, “You can’t go wrong with the stallion. She breezed well, (she has) good conformation. With our program at Sagamore, having broodmares, it’s kind of a win-win. We obviously hope she’s going to be a graded stakes winner, but even if she shows some type of talent we’ll definitely put her in the broodmare band.” The January filly, who turned in a furlong breeze in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show, sold as a yearling to Sarazen & Talus Stable for $170,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale from the consignment of Denali Stud.

The top-selling New York-bred colt went under the hammer in Friday’s fourth and concluding session, when Hip 1030, a bay colt by City Zip bred by Barry Ostrager, sold to Mike Recio, Agent for Matt Schera, for $140,000. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, the bay colt breezed an eighth in :10 1/5. This was the third time the sale colt changed hands at public auction. A $47,000 short yearling purchased by Roxanne Tucker from the Oakleigh Farm consignment at the 2013 Keeneland January sale, he was purchased by Phase II Thoroughbreds in the summer at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale in Saratoga. Ostrager purchased his dam, graded stakes placed Maryland-bred Morethanaprincess, by More Than Ready, in foal at the 2011 Keeneland November sale for $42,000. Both of her starters have won.

The third Empire-bred to bring six figures at OBS was a Bullsbay colt who brought $115,000 in the sale’s opening session.

The next sale on the OBS calendar is the Selected Sale of Yearlings on August 26, followed by the Open Sale of Yearlings on August 27-28.


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