Tonalist filly leads the way for New York at OBS June

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Hip 683, a daughter of Tonalist bred by Robert “Shel” Evans, sold for $250,000 to top all New. York-breds at the OBS June sale. Photo provided by Six K’s Training & Sales.

By Tom Law

A filly from the third crop of Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist commanded a final bid of $250,000 Friday to lead all New York-breds sold at the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, agent, purchased the filly, selling as Hip 683. Bred by Robert “Shel” Evans and foaled a Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains, the filly is the first foal out of the multiple stakes-winning Successful Appeal mare Rapid Rhythm. She breezed an eighth in :10.2 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, agent, the filly was reported sold for $25,000 to Michael Hernon Bloodstock at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. She’s the first foal out of the $278,286-earner, who is also the dam of a yearling Kentucky-bred filly by Tonalist and a 2021 colt by Palace Malice, both bred by Evans.

The final session Friday also saw another six-figure sale in Hip 675, a colt by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds’ Central Banker purchased by Brothers Two for $110,000. One of six New York-breds that sold for $100,000 or more during the three sessions, the colt is the sixth foal out of the Quiet American mare Quite the Sis.

Bred by and foaled at Rhapsody Farm in Plymouth, the colt was sold for $10,000 to Luis Franco at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. Consigned at the OBS June sale by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, agent, the colt breezed a quarter-mile in :21.2 during presale workouts.

OBS reported sales on nine of the 14 New York-breds offered during the final session for $533,500, an average price of $59,278. Overall, 66 of the 90 New York-breds offered during the sale for a total of $2,053,700, an average price of $31,117.

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