Pair sell for $600,000 to highlight OBS finale

Saturday, April 20th, 2024

Hip 928, a daughter of New York-bred Horse of the Year Tiz the Law bred by Elser & Raine, sold for $600,000 Friday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of On Point Training & Sales.

A pair of New York-breds – including a filly by New York-bred Horse of the Year and classic winner Tiz the Law – sold for $600,000 to close out the OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale Friday in Ocala.

Those two juveniles were part of a group of six that sold for $300,000 or more during the four-day sale and two of 25 that brought $100,000 or more. Overall, 58 of the 74 New York-breds through the ring brought $7,392,500, an average price of $127,457 and median of $87,500.

The two $600,000 juveniles sparked a strong final session, which saw 13 New York-breds bring $1,884,500, an average price of $144,962 and median of $50,000. The $600,000 prices were also co-second best at the sale, only behind the $800,000 paid by Donato Lanni, agent for Zedan Racing Stable, for Hip 411, a colt by Vekoma bred by Chester and Mary Broman.

The Tiz the Law filly, offered as Hip 928 out of the On Point Training & Sales consignment, sold to Three Amigos. Bred by Elser & Raine and a $30,000 buy out of last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale, the filly is out of the stakes-placed Leroidesanimaux mare Animal Appeal.

Animal Appeal is the dam of New York-bred wines Ableton (by Twirling Candy) and Sandy Sweet Tooth (by Blame), who were also bred by Elser & Raine. Animal Appeal, a New York-bred who won four of 14 starts and $220,298, sold in foal to Twirling Candy for $35,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. She sold in foal to Solomini for $9,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.

Tiz the Law, named New York-bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male in 2020, won six of nine starts and earned $2,735,300. He won the Grade 1 Champagne at 2 before a sophomore campaign – interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic – featuring victories in the Grade 1 Curlin Florida Derby, Grade 1 Belmont Stakes and Grade 1 Travers Stakes. He stands at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky and his first foals are 2-year-olds.

Hip 972, a colt by Quality Road out of Bar of Gold bred by Chester and Mary Broman, also brought $600,000 Friday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

Hip 972, the son of Quality Road named Metallix, went to Pedro Lanz, agent for KAS Stables for $600,000.

Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and foaled at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the colt is out of New York-bred champion and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold. A half-brother to graded stakes winner Coinage, the colt breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent for the Bromans, the colt is the fourth foal out of the 12-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare Bar of Gold. Coinage, a 5-year-old son of Tapit who remains in training, has won three of 20 starts including the Grade 3 With Anticipation in 2021 and Palm Beach Stakes in 2022 and earned $354,272. She’s also the dam of Coinage’s 3-year-old full brother Slammin Gold, a winner for the Bromans last fall at Aqueduct; and the 4-year-old Justify colt Chilligan, who sold for $825,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale.

The Bromans also bred and Sequel sold the top-priced New York-bred, the colt by Vekoma named Rookie Racer who brought $800,000 during the second session. Offered as Hip 411 and foaled at Chestertown Farm, 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.

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