Broman-bred juveniles shine at OBS April

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Hip 411, a colt by Vekoma named Rookie Racer bred by Chester and Mary Broman, sold for $800,000 to highlight Wednesday’s bidding at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

A pair of colts bred by Chester and Mary Broman, including a son of multiple Grade 1 winner Vekoma that commanded a bid of $800,000, highlighted the action during the second session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale Wednesday.

Donato Lanni, agent for Zedan Racing Stable, signed for Hip 411, a son of Vekoma out of the winning Bernardini mare Newbie. Bred by the Bromans and foaled at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the colt named Rookie Racer was consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent. He breezed an eighth in 9.4 during presale workouts and was the co-fourth most expensive juvenile sold during the second session.

The colt is the seventh foal out of Newbie, who is the dam of Grade 3 winner Classy Edition, multiple stakes winner and $516,738-earner Newly Minted and stakes-placed winner New Girl in Town.

Classy Edition, who sold for $550,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale, won six of 10 starts including the Grade 3 Royal Delta in 2023 at Gulfstream Park. She is a finalist for 2023 champion New York-bred older dirt female honors.

Hip 487, a colt by Game Winner named Win Me Gold and bred by Chester and Mary Broman, sold for $190,000 Wednesday at OBS. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

Hip 487, a colt by Game Winner named Win Me Gold and also bred by the Bromans, went to Mr. B LLC, agent for Golden Bear Racing on a bid of $190,000.

The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in 9.4, is out of the Grade 3-winning Silver City mare Promise Me Silver. Purchased in foal to Ghostzapper at the 2020 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Promise Me Silver won 10 of 14 starts including the Grade 3 Eight Belles Stakes in 2015 at Churchill Downs, and earned $486,681.

Promise Me Silver is the dam of winners Cyclone and Silver Smoke, along with the New York-bred 3-year-old Ghostzapper filly Pont Neuf who sold for $100,000 at last year’s OBS March sale.

Hip 592, a daughter of New York-based freshman sire Honest Mischief, brought the second session’s top price for a New York-bred filly on a bid of $30,000 from Gatsas Stables. Bred by Sequel Stallions NY LLC and Scott Miller and foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, the filly is out of the Tiznow mare Sea Gazer. Consigned by Universal Performance Horses, agent, the filly breezed a furlong in 10.1 and was a $32,000 RNA at last year’s OBS October yearling sale.

OBS reported sales on 12 of the 18 New York-breds offered during Wednesday’s session for a total of $1,477,000, an average price of $123,083. Overall, 27 New York-breds have sold for $2,826,000, an average price of $104,667.

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

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