Laoban colt ends strong run for NY-breds at OBS

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

Laoban, winner of the Grade 2 Jim Dandy, sired 2-year-old who brought $255,000 at OBS July Sale. Adam Coglianese/NYRA Photo.

By Tom Law

Bloodstock agent Steve Young went to $255,000 to buy a colt by freshman sire Laoban to highlight a productive run for New York-breds at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s July 2-year-old and horses of racing age sale.

Sold as Hip 983 during Thursday’s final session, the colt worked an eighth in :09.80 to top last Sunday’s presale breeze show. Consigned by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, agent, the Laoban colt sold as a yearling for $3,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga October mixed sale.

Bred by the partnership that includes Spruce Lane, Built Wright, Lynn Farm, Will Robbins and Copper Beach, the colt is out of the Henny Hughes mare One Look, a half sister to graded stakes-placed Before You Know It.

The Laoban colt was one of three six-figure New York-breds to sell over the three sessions.

New York-breds topped the opening and second sessions – Hip 15, a filly by Shackleford out of the Indian Charlie mare Peace Queen sold for $375,000 Tuesday to Donato Lanni, agent, and Hip 640, a filly by Not This Time out of the A.P. Indy mare Exotic Design sold for $270,000 Wednesday to Tobey L. Morton.

Overall, 62 of the 78 New York-breds offered sold for $1,866,300, an average of $30,102.

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