Filly by The Lieutenant highlights final OBS April session

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Hip 1123, a daughter of the ill-fated former New York-based stallion The Lieutenant, sold for $255,000 Friday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

By Tom Law

A daughter of the ill-fated New York-based sire The Lieutenant commanded a final bid of $255,000 Friday to earn top-priced New York-bred filly honors at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training in Ocala.

D J Stable LLC purchased Hip 1123, a bay filly out of the winning Street Boss mare Sugar Boss. Bred by and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson and consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent, the filly turned in a quarter-mile breeze in :20.4 during presale workouts.

A half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, The Lieutenant stood the 2019 season at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson before heading to Peru for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. He was one of four stallions killed by marauders at a raid on Haras Barlovento in December 2019. The Lieutenant sired 34 foals in his lone Northern Hemisphere crop, including the $255,000 filly that sold Friday.

The filly is the fourth foal out of Sugar Boss, who is the dam of stakes-placed winner El Hefe and three-time winner Lucky Lizzie, both New York-breds.

The sale of The Lieutenant filly sparked another big day for New York-breds at the final session of the OBS April sale. Eight sold for six figures on the final day, bringing the haul to 23 over the four sessions. OBS reported sales on 57 of the 69 New York-breds through the ring for $6,334,000, an average price of $111,123.

During Friday’s final session, 15 of the 18 New York-breds through the ring sold for $1,911,000, an average price of $127,400.

Hip 942, a colt by Practical Joke, was among the four New York-breds listed as sold for $300,000 or more at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Off the Hook.

Friday’s group was led by Hip 942, a colt by Practical Joke purchased by Juan Pacanins, agent for G S Inversiones Hipicas for $325,000. One of four New York-bred juveniles that brought $300,000 or more at the sale, the colt is out of the stakes-placed After Market mare Raesunbridledfaith. Consigned by Off the Hook LLC, agent, he was bred by Hidden Lake Farm LLC and CR Thoroughbreds LLC and foaled at Hidden Lake Farm in Stillwater.

Out of multiple graded stakes winner Unbridled Hope, Raesunbridledfaith is the dam of the placed New York-bred mare Topaz Bride.

The sale’s co-second highest-priced New York-bred filly also went through the ring Friday. Bloodstock agent Chad Schumer signed a $250,000 ticket for Hip 1012, a daughter of Distorted Humor who breezed an eighth in :10.1. Consigned by Gene Recio, agent, the filly is out of the winning Scat Daddy mare Scadadle and was bred by Vineyard Racing LLC and foaled at Schuylerville Thoroughbred Farm in Schuylerville.

Schumer also signed for the sale’s most expensive New York-bred, going to $535,000 for Hip 546 during the second session. A colt by Goldencents out of the winning and graded-stakes producing Speightstown mare Ida Clark, he breezed an eighth in :9.4 during presale workouts.

A half-brother to recent Grade 1 Madison Stakes winner Just One Time and stakes winner and $141,678-earner Black Stetson, the colt was consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Bred by Spruce Lane Farm et al, he was 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.

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