Pair of NY-breds bring six figures at OBS June

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Hip 138, a colt by Laoban bred by McMahon of Saratoga and America’s Pastime Stables, sold for $110,000 Wednesday at OBS June sale. Photo provided by deMeric Sales.

By Tom Law

A pair of New York-bred colts sold for $110,000 apiece during Wednesday’s opening session of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age in Ocala.

Hip 138, a colt by the late and former leading New York-based sire Laoban, landed the first six-figure price from Atlas Bloodstock, agent. Bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and America’s Pastime Stables and foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the colt breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts.

Purchased for $65,000 by deMeric Sales at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale and consigned by deMeric Sales, agent, the colt is out of the unraced Midas Eyes mare Bitter Gold, the same of winning New York-bred 4-year-old filly Mind of Gold. A daughter of Tale of Ekati bred by McMahon of Saratoga, Mind of Gold won a Finger Lakes allowance June 1 after finishing third in a similar allowance April 3 at Aqueduct for trainer Chris Englehart.

Bitter Gold is also the dam of the 3-year-old Temple City New York-bred filly Carly Hustle, entered in a maiden race at Parx June 14; a yearling New York-bred colt by Oscar Performance and a 2021 colt by Solomini foaled April 14 in New York.

The second $110,000 colt came later in the session when Gatsas Stables landed Hip 218, a colt by Lord Nelson out of a full sister to New York-bred champion and graded stakes winner Notacatbutallama.

Bred by Sequel Thoroughbreds and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the colt is the third foal out of the unraced Harlan’s Holiday mare Corey’s Holiday. Notacatbutallama, a son of Harlan’s Holiday out of the Hansel mare Self Rising, won eight of 39 starts and earned $789,359. He earned champion New York-bred 3-year-old male honors in 2013 after victories in the Grade 3 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga and Grade 3 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park.

Corey’s Holiday is also the dam of the New York-bred 3-year-old American Pharoah filly Ten Plagues, a $180,000 buy at the 2020 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training; and a yearling New York-bred filly by Bolt d’Oro. Corey’s Holiday was bred to Catalina Cruiser in 2020.

OBS reported sales on 22 of the 36 New York-breds offered Wednesday for $653,000, an average price of $29,682.

The OBS June sale continues Thursday with the second of three sessions at 10:30 a.m. ET.

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