New York-bred colts soar at OBS April

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Hip 332, a daughter of Candy Ride bred by Winter Creek Farm, was purchased through OBS April sale on a bid of $200,000. Photo courtesy of de Meric Sales, agent.

By Tom Law

New York-breds continued to sell well during the second session of the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training Wednesday in Ocala, including colt by Goldencents that commanded the eighth highest price of the day.

Chad Schumer, agent, purchased the session’s top-priced New York-bred, going to $535,000 for Hip 546, a colt by Goldencents out of the winning and graded-stakes producing Speightstown mare Ida Clark. A half-brother to recent Grade 1 Madison Stakes winner Just One Time and stakes winner and $141,678-earner Black Stetson, the colt breezed an eighth in :9.4 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, the colt was bred by Spruce Lane Farm et al, foaled at Old Saratoga Equine Services in Schuylerville and a $150,000 purchase by Woods Edge Farm at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. The Goldencents colt is the seventh foal out of Ida Clark, who was purchased in foal to Outwork for $60,000 by McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent, at the 2019 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Ida Clark’s 2019 foal, a filly by Outwork, sold for $200,000 at last year’s OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training. She’s also the dam of a New York-bred yearling filly by Runhappy that sold for $85,000 at this year’s Keeneland January sale. Ida Clark delivered a filly by Catholic Boy in New York April 6.

Hip 440, a colt by Army Mule bred by AJ Suited, sold for $375,000 Wednesday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Tom McCrocklin, agent.

The Goldencents colt leads all New York-breds at the halfway point of the OBS April sale. The second most expensive New York-bred so far also went through the ring Wednesday – Hip 440, a colt by Army Mule purchased by Peachtree Stable’s John P. Fort for $375,000.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent, and out of the Grade 3-placed Medaglia d’Oro mare Fire Assay, the colt breezed a quarter-mile in :21.2. Bred by AJ Suited and foaled at Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville, the colt sold for $105,000 to Champion Equine at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. The colt is the fifth foal out of Fire Assay, a half-sister to a pair of stakes winners produced by multiple Grade 1 winner and $1,389,932-earner Jostle.

OBS reported sales on 11 of the 16 New York-breds offered Wednesday for a total of $1,816,000, an average price of $165,090. Overall, 20 have sold for $2,738,000, an average of $136,900.

The second most expensive New York-bred filly thus far in the sale also went through the ring Wednesday. Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent for Fairview LLC, went to $200,000 to purchase Hip 332, a daughter of Candy Ride out of the unraced Arch mare Darby Blush.

Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the filly breezed an eighth in :10.3. Bred by Winter Creek Farm and foaled at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville, the filly sold for $180,000 to de Meric Sales at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. Darby Blush is the dam of Grantham, a son of Declaration of War who finished second in this year’s Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby and fourth in the Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Darby Blush is the dam of a yearling New York-bred colt by Liam’s Map and a filly by Street Sense born in New York March 9.

The sale continues with the third of four sessions at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

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