More Than Ready colt brings $250,000 at OBS June

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Hip 602, a half brother to New York-bred stakes winner and stakes producer Carameaway, sold for $130,000 during Wednesday’s session at the OBS June sale. Photo courtesy of Golden Thoroughbreds Training and Sales.

By Tom Law

A colt by More Than Ready foaled in the Empire State commanded a final bid of $250,000 to highlight the second session of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age Wednesday in Ocala.

Lane’s End Racing purchased the colt, sold as Hip 695 by Kings Equine, agent for Spendthrift Farm LLC. Bred by Kingsport Farms LLC, the colt out of the winning Unbridled’s Song mare Brandy breezed an eighth in :10 during last week’s presale workouts.

The colt is the second foal out of Brandy, who won once and placed twice in four starts during her career and sold for $350,000 in foal to Twirling Candy at the 2021 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

The More Than Ready colt, one of four New York-breds to sell for six figures thus far in the sale the second highest priced colt sold during the session, also was sold as a short yearling at last year’s Keeneland January sale for $175,000.

The first six-figure juvenile of the day was a half-brother to stakes-winning and stakes-producing New York-bred Carameaway who sold for $130,000. Jebel Ali Stable purchased Hip 602, a colt by Malibu Moon bred by Dr. Thomas Keenan and Spendthrift Stallions LLC. Consigned by Golden Thoroughbreds Training and Sales, the colt breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts.

Foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and the eighth foal out of the winning Grand Slam mare Adorable You, the Malibu Moon colt is a half-brother to six winners. Carameaway, winner of the 2014 Saratoga Dew Stakes and earner of $472,837 for owner-breeder Richard Greeley. Carameaway’s first foal, the New York-bred Arrogate filly Caragate, is 1-2-3 in eight starts with $107,450 in earnings. Caragate finished third in the Maddie May Stakes in February at Aqueduct.

Keenand purchased Adorable You in foal to Paynter for $40,000 at the 2018 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

MyRacehorse and Tom Morley went to $50,000 to purchase Hip 644, a colt by leading New York sire Central Banker. Photo courtesy of RiceHorse Stable.

Other highlight from Wednesday’s session included Hip 644, a colt by leading New York sire Central Banker who sold for $50,000. MyRacehorse and trainer Tom Morley purchased the colt, who is out of the winning Empire Maker mare Ashlee’s Empire and was bred by Kyle Buchakjian and Richard Buchakjian.

The colt, who breezed an eighth in :10.2 for consignor Brandon and Ali Rice’s RiceHorse Stable, sold for $20,000 to RiceHorse Stable at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Eastern fall yearling sale.

Central Banker stands for $7,500 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs.

Hip 606, a filly by New York-based fourth-crop sire Majestic City from the family of champion Leroidesanimaux, also sold for $50,000. Victory Racing Partner purchased the filly, who is named Canela de Oro and is out of the winning Political Force mare Agustina de Aragon.

The filly, who breezed an eighth in :10, was bred by Jeffery Bloom. She sold for $6,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale and was consigned Wednesday by Golden Noguez, agent.

Majestic City stands for $2,500 at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC in Stillwater.

OBS reported sales on 25 of the 27 New York-breds during Wednesday’s session for a total of $1,028,000, an average price of $41,120. Overall, 48 of the 62 New York-breds through the ring have sold for $2,005,000, an average price of $41,771. That average price is running higher than the overall average, which sits at $40,103 through two sessions.

The sale concludes with the final session at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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