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Fasig-Tipton catalogs 308 yearlings for Saratoga NY-bred sale

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Fasig-Tipton catalogued 308 entries for its New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Aug. 15 and 16, in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs.

The Sunday session will begin at 7 pm, and the Monday session will begin at noon.

“We are thrilled to be conducting this sale back in Saratoga Springs – where it belongs – following last year’s cancellation due to the pandemic,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning.  “We annually offer the cream of the New York-bred yearling crop at this auction, and the quality of sire power and conformation on offer this year is most impressive.”

The New York-Bred Yearlings sale continues to climb the ranks in numerous performance categories according to stats recently released by The BloodHorse MarketWatch. The sale is ranked among the top major North American yearling sales by percentage of Grade 1 winners and stakes winners produced form horses sold, as well as average earnings per horse, and percentage of horses with earnings of more than $150,000.

“This strength of this sale’s graduates in both the state-bred and national ranks is formidable, led by classic winner Tiz the Law,” Browning said.

Tiz the Law, winner of last year’s Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes and Florida Derby, is prominently featured on this year’s cover.  Also featured are Varda, winner of the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos in 2020; and Brooklyn Strong, winner of the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct last fall.

The catalogue may now be viewed online and will also be available in the Equineline sales catalogue app.  Print catalogues are also now available.


Tonalist filly leads the way for New York at OBS June

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Hip 683, a daughter of Tonalist bred by Robert “Shel” Evans, sold for $250,000 to top all New. York-breds at the OBS June sale. Photo provided by Six K’s Training & Sales.

By Tom Law

A filly from the third crop of Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist commanded a final bid of $250,000 Friday to lead all New York-breds sold at the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

Patrick Lawley-Wakelin, agent, purchased the filly, selling as Hip 683. Bred by Robert “Shel” Evans and foaled a Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains, the filly is the first foal out of the multiple stakes-winning Successful Appeal mare Rapid Rhythm. She breezed an eighth in :10.2 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, agent, the filly was reported sold for $25,000 to Michael Hernon Bloodstock at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. She’s the first foal out of the $278,286-earner, who is also the dam of a yearling Kentucky-bred filly by Tonalist and a 2021 colt by Palace Malice, both bred by Evans.

The final session Friday also saw another six-figure sale in Hip 675, a colt by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds’ Central Banker purchased by Brothers Two for $110,000. One of six New York-breds that sold for $100,000 or more during the three sessions, the colt is the sixth foal out of the Quiet American mare Quite the Sis.

Bred by and foaled at Rhapsody Farm in Plymouth, the colt was sold for $10,000 to Luis Franco at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. Consigned at the OBS June sale by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, agent, the colt breezed a quarter-mile in :21.2 during presale workouts.

OBS reported sales on nine of the 14 New York-breds offered during the final session for $533,500, an average price of $59,278. Overall, 66 of the 90 New York-breds offered during the sale for a total of $2,053,700, an average price of $31,117.


Constitution filly vaults into top spot at OBS June

Friday, June 11th, 2021

Hip 603, a colt by leading New York sire Central Banker, sold for $100,000 Thursday at OBS June. Photo provided by RiceHorse Stable.

By Tom Law

A daughter of Constitution brought $175,000 during Thursday’s second session of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age to climb into the top spot among all New York-breds to sell at the final significant juvenile auction of the season.

Blue Lion Thoroughbreds signed for the filly, selling as Hip 469, out of the consignment of Pick View LLC, agent.

Bred by Newtownanner Stud and foaled at Jack’s Farm on the Hill in Millbrook, the filly is the sixth foal out of the winning Giant’s Causeway mare Lady Aphrodite. The filly, a $95,000 RNA at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Select Yearling Showcase, breezed an eighth in :10.2 during presale workouts.

Lady Aphrodite is the dam of four winners – all Newtownanner New York-breds – including the Flatter gelding Mr. Massena who won three races and earned $146,325. Lady Aphrodite, sold in foal to Violence for $37,000 to Southern Oak Farm at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky February mixed sale, did not produce a foal in 2020. She delivered the Violence foal, a filly, on March 13.

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds’ Central Banker continued his strong spring when Braun English Wolf went to $100,000 for Hip 603, a colt by the leading New York-based sire, during the second session.

Bred by Carl Bennett and consigned by Brandon and Ali Rice’s RiceHorse Stable, the colt is out of the Pleasant Tap mare Nine Taps and was foaled at Hilltop Stables in Deposit. The third foal out of the mare, he breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts.

RiceHorse Stable purchased the colt as a weanling for $2,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. He then was reported sold for $20,000 at last year’s OBS October yearling sale before being withdrawn from this year’s OBS March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.

OBS reported sales on 27 of the 40 New York-breds offered in the session for $644,200, an average price of $23,859. Four New York-breds have sold for $100,000 or more through the first two sessions.

The OBS June sale continues Friday with the third and final session at 10:30 a.m. ET.


Pair of NY-breds bring six figures at OBS June

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Hip 138, a colt by Laoban bred by McMahon of Saratoga and America’s Pastime Stables, sold for $110,000 Wednesday at OBS June sale. Photo provided by deMeric Sales.

By Tom Law

A pair of New York-bred colts sold for $110,000 apiece during Wednesday’s opening session of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age in Ocala.

Hip 138, a colt by the late and former leading New York-based sire Laoban, landed the first six-figure price from Atlas Bloodstock, agent. Bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and America’s Pastime Stables and foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the colt breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts.

Purchased for $65,000 by deMeric Sales at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale and consigned by deMeric Sales, agent, the colt is out of the unraced Midas Eyes mare Bitter Gold, the same of winning New York-bred 4-year-old filly Mind of Gold. A daughter of Tale of Ekati bred by McMahon of Saratoga, Mind of Gold won a Finger Lakes allowance June 1 after finishing third in a similar allowance April 3 at Aqueduct for trainer Chris Englehart.

Bitter Gold is also the dam of the 3-year-old Temple City New York-bred filly Carly Hustle, entered in a maiden race at Parx June 14; a yearling New York-bred colt by Oscar Performance and a 2021 colt by Solomini foaled April 14 in New York.

The second $110,000 colt came later in the session when Gatsas Stables landed Hip 218, a colt by Lord Nelson out of a full sister to New York-bred champion and graded stakes winner Notacatbutallama.

Bred by Sequel Thoroughbreds and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the colt is the third foal out of the unraced Harlan’s Holiday mare Corey’s Holiday. Notacatbutallama, a son of Harlan’s Holiday out of the Hansel mare Self Rising, won eight of 39 starts and earned $789,359. He earned champion New York-bred 3-year-old male honors in 2013 after victories in the Grade 3 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga and Grade 3 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont Park.

Corey’s Holiday is also the dam of the New York-bred 3-year-old American Pharoah filly Ten Plagues, a $180,000 buy at the 2020 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training; and a yearling New York-bred filly by Bolt d’Oro. Corey’s Holiday was bred to Catalina Cruiser in 2020.

OBS reported sales on 22 of the 36 New York-breds offered Wednesday for $653,000, an average price of $29,682.

The OBS June sale continues Thursday with the second of three sessions at 10:30 a.m. ET.


New York-breds play key role in Midlantic May sale’s success

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Hip 72, a filly from the first crop of Classic Empire and half sister to champion New York-bred Newly Minted, helped spark strong results at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

Two New York-breds sold for more than $300,000 and another brought $290,000 to highlight another strong showing for the Empire State during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday in Timonium, Maryland.

The success Tuesday followed similar returns from Monday’s opening session. Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 31 of the 35 New York-bred juveniles offered Tuesday for $2,157,500, an average of $69,597 and median of $30,000. Overall, 66 of the 78 New York-breds through the ring sold for $4,623,000, an average of $70,045 and median of $33,500.

The strong returns for New York-breds played a key role in the overall success of the sale, which saw a 43 percent increase in total sales ($33,692,00 compared to $23,572,500 last year), a 21.3 percent increase in average price ($94,375 compared to $77,797) and 25 percent rise in median ($50,000 compared to $40,000).

New York horsemen combed the sales grounds and were active during the two sessions that saw three New York-breds sell for $300,000 or more, one more than a year ago, and 13 bring $100,000 or more compared to 11 in 2020.

“All those guys come down, that’s what they want, whether they run at Finger Lakes or the NYRA tracks,” said Paget Bennett, Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s sales director. “The New York-breds can be Belmont horses, Saratoga horses, Finger Lakes, whatever you want.

“The New York-bred horses appeal to all levels of buyers. … Those kinds of buyers are more likely to come here than go to Florida. They can drive here, that’s a big difference. Rudy Rodriguez was here, Barclay Tagg was here with Jack Knowlton and they bought horses both days.

Nick Hines, agent for Rockingham Ranch, signed the ticket for the second session’s most expensive horse, going to $325,000 for Hip 430, a colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm.

Consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, agent, the colt out of the winning Dixie Union mare Dixie Dawn breezed an eighth in :10.1 during presale workouts. Bred by Stephen Crestani Jr. and foaled at Millstone Stable in Bridgehampton, the colt was sold to Scanlon Training & Sweetwater Trading Co. for $75,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Select Yearling Showcase conducted in September after the company’s July, Saratoga Select and Saratoga New York-bred sales were scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The session-topping colt is a half-brother to five winners from six foals to race out of Dixie Dawn, who raced on the NYRA circuit and won her debut at 2 at Belmont Park before competing in stakes as a 3-year-old. One of her winners is a New York-bred, the Trappe Shot gelding Presence of Mind.

The second most expensive New York-bred sold during Tuesday’s session was Hip 524, a colt from the second crop of 2020 North American leading freshman sire Nyquist, purchased by Sobhy Sonbol, agent for ATR Club, for $310,000. The colt breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables Inc., the colt is the first foal out of the winning Speightstown mare In It for the Gold. Bred by Fifth Avenue Bloodstock and foaled at Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville, the colt was purchased for $60,000 by BRD Racing out of the Warrendale Sales consignment at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. In It for the Gold, a $225,000 yearling out of the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October sale, won on one of seven starts and earned $74,640 on the NYRA circuit for Bob Edwards’ e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and trainer Rudy Rodriguez.

Sean Perl Bloodstock LLC went to $180,000 to purchase the session’s top-priced New York-bred filly, Hip 457, a daughter of New York-based stallion Union Jackson and half brother to stakes winner Excellent Timing, for $180,000.

Bred by Sequel Stallions New York LLC and Lakland Farm, foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson and consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent, the filly is out of the winning Pioneerof the Nile mare Explicable.

Excelling Timing, Explicable’s second foal by Not This Time, won in his second start last December at Aqueduct before a victory in the Damon Runyon Stakes in March at Aqueduct for owners Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Wonder Stable.

Mike Mellen purchased two other expensive New York-breds during the second session – Hip 370, a colt by Brody’s Cause for $290,000; and Hip 367, a filly by Union Jackson for $125,000.

Larry Zap, agent, signed for Mellen for the colt by Brody’s Cause out of the unraced Johannesburg mare Candy d’Oro. Consigned by Sterling Thoroughbreds, agent, and bred by Kingsport Farm LLC, the colt was foaled at Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds in Fort Edward.

Sequel Stallions NY and Lakland Farm also bred the Union Jackson filly purchased by Mellen. Consigned by Sequel, the filly is out of the unraced Malibu Moon mare Caldwell, a half sister to Julia Tuttle, the dam of Grade 1 winner Tom’s d’Etat from the family of leading sire Candy Ride.

The most expensive New York-bred of the sale, Hip 72, a half-sister to New York-bred champion Newly Minted from Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding program, sold early in the opening session for $550,000. Jacob West, bidding for Robert and Lawana Low through his West Bloodstock, signed for the session’s highest-priced filly.

The bay filly from the first crop of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and 2018 Preakness runner-up Classic Empire was consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent for the Bromans. Foaled at Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the filly is the fifth foal out of the winning Bernardini mare Newbie. Newly Minted, Newbie’s second foal by Central Banker, won six of 12 starts, including four stakes, earned $516,738 and was named champion 3-year-old filly in New York in 2019. She was also a finalist for champion New York-bred honors in the female sprint and dirt female divisions in 2020.

Additional reporting by Joe Clancy


Strong demand for NY-breds at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Hip 72, a half sister to New York-bred champion Newly Minted from the first crop of Classic Empire, sells for $550,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic’s opening session. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

Led by the session’s most expensive filly on a bid of $550,000, New York-breds sold well during Monday’s opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Maryland.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 35 of the 43 New York-breds offered during the first of two sessions for a total of $2,465,500, an average of $70,443 and median of $40,000. The clearance rate of almost 82 percent for the New York-breds through the ring came in about 2 points higher than the session.

During last year’s Midlantic sale – moved to late June because of the COVID-19 pandemic – New York-breds sold for an average of $55,436 and median of $32,500. The $70,443 average price for Monday’s session was up 35.2 percent from last year’s opening session average of $52,088.

Seven New York-breds sold for $100,000 or more Monday – up from six during the first session in 2020 – and Hip 72, a half-sister to New York-bred champion Newly Minted from Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding program, led the way.

Jacob West, bidding for Robert and Lawana Low through his West Bloodstock, signed for the session’s highest-priced filly at $550,000. The bay filly from the first crop of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and 2018 Preakness runner-up Classic Empire was consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent for the Bromans.

Jacob West chats with Becky Thomas after buying Midlantic May opening session’s top filly, a New York-bred daughter of Classic Empire. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Foaled at Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the filly is the fifth foal out of the winning Bernardini mare Newbie. Newly Minted, Newbie’s second foal by Central Banker, won six of 12 starts, including four stakes, earned $516,738 and was named champion 3-year-old filly in New York in 2019. She was also a finalist for champion New York-bred honors in the female sprint and dirt female divisions in 2020.

Hip 105, a filly from the first crop of multiple graded stakes winner Unified, brought the second highest-price for a New York-bred Monday when BSW/Crow landed her for a final bid of $185,000.

Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III, foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and consigned by Kings Equine, agent, the filly is the second foal out of the Hard Spun mare Pick Up Line from the family of Deputy Warlock, Cyber Secret, Broom Dance and End Sweep.

Jagger Inc., co-owner of Saturday’s New York-bred Sir Barton Stakes winner The King Cheek, purchased the session’s most expensive New York-bred colt when it went to $160,000 for Hip 63. Named Kenner and bred by Windylea Farm-New York LLC and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the colt by Laoban is out of the Awesome Again mare Mystery Mix.

A $5,000 RNA at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale, the colt sold to De Meric Sales for $55,000 at the 2020 OBS October yearling sale. De Meric Sales consigned the colt, the first foal out of the granddaughter of New York-bred Grade 2 winner and $299,890-earner Lovely Lil.

The sale continues with the second and final session at 11 a.m. Tuesday.


Half-sister to Newly Minted brings $550,000 at FT Midlantic sale

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Bidding for New York-breds started strong Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

A half-sister to New York-bred champion Newly Minted commanded a final bid of $550,000 just about a quarter of the way through Monday’s opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Md.

Bloodstock agent Jacob West, bidding on behalf of owners Robert and Lawana Low, signed the ticket for Hip 72, a filly named Classy Edition from the first crop of champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire out of the Bernardini mare Newbie.

Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and foaled at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the filly was consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent.

The bay filly is the fifth foal out of Newbie, a Broman homebred who was 2-1-2 in 20 starts with $114,306 in earnings on the NYRA circuit from 2011 to 2013. She’s out of the stakes-winning Grade 2-placed Cherkokee Run mare Changeisgonnacome, purchased by the Bromans for $320,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Newbie’s first two foals – Newly Minted and New Girl in Town – are winners.

Newly Minted, champion New York-bred 3-year-old filly in 2019 and a finalist for state-bred honors in the female sprinter and older dirt female divisions in 2020, won six of 12 starts with three seconds and $516,738 in earnings for Beach Haven Thoroughbreds. Sequel sold the daughter of Central Banker on behalf of the Bromans for $110,000 at the 2018 OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

New Girl in Town, a daughter of Boys At Tosconova, compiled a record of 7-4-6 in 21 starts racing primarily at Finger Lakes with occasional stops at Aqueduct and Saratoga Race Course for the Bromans. She also placed in three stakes during her career.

Newbie is the dam of the unraced 3-year-old Speightstown filly Colonizer, who sold to Linda Rice, agent, for $150,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale; and the 4-year-old Carpe Diem filly Coco Cookies, who sold for $160,000 at the 2019 OBS March 2-year-old sale and is winless in one start. She’s also the dam of an American Pharoah yearling colt.


Connect colt soars during OBS Spring finale

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

Hip 1135, a colt by Connect bred by Hidden Lake Farm LLC and South Elkhorn, became the top-selling New York-bred 2-year-old Friday when Stonestreet Stables went to $685,000 at OBS. Photo provided.

By Tom Law

Stonestreet Stables went to $685,000 to land a New York-bred colt by Connect during Friday’s final session of the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Ocala.

Selling as Hip 1135, the colt not only became the top New York-bred sold over the four sessions at the OBS Spring sale but the most expensive New York-bred 2-year-old through the ring so far in 2021. He was also the eighth most expensive horse overall at the OBS Spring sale and the sixth highest-priced colt.

Bred by Hidden Lake Farm LLC and South Elkhorn, the colt is the third foal out of the unraced Rock Hard Ten mare Miss Ten and a half-brother to the winning Oxbow mare Jingle Inmyjeans.

Consigned by Scanlon Training and Sales, agent, the colt breezed a quarter mile in :20.3 during presale workouts. Jonathan Thorne purchased the colt for $100,000 as a weanling at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale and he later RNA’d for $70,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Select Yearling Showcase last September.

The third most expensive New York-bred filly of the sale also went through the ring Friday.

Hip 969, a daughter of Bernardini out of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare Katama, sold for $310,000 to Doubledown Stable. Bred by Vineyard Racing LLC and Godolphin and consigned by Gene Recio, agent, the filly breezed an eighth in :10.2.

Vineyard Racing was listed as the buyer of the filly for $70,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Select Yearling Showcase. She’s the third foal out of Katama and a half to the dam’s two winners from two foals to race – the Orb colt Bump and the Flatter colt Katama Bay.

OBS reported sales on 72 of the 91 New York-breds over the four sessions for a total of $5,931,500, an average of $82,381.

Hip 1140, a colt from the first crop of New York-based sire Union Jackson, helped that average when he sold for $140,000 to George Weaver, agent, during Friday’s session. Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, Inc., agent, the colt is out of the winning Wildcat Heir mare Mochima

Bred by Larry F. Botting, the colt was sold as a weanling to Fish Bloodstock for $32,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale and then to Autrey Bloodstock for $37,000 at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Select Yearling Showcase. He’s the first foal out of Mochima, who is also the dam of a New York-bred yearling filly by The Lieutenant.

 


Overanalyze colt sells for $300,000 at OBS Spring sale

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog

The leading New York-bred sold during Thursday’s third session of the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training also ended the day as the sale’s top-selling colt bred in the Empire State.

Bloodstock agent Mike Ryan purchased Hip 684, a colt by Overanalyze who breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts, privately for $300,000. The colt, the third most expensive New York-bred sold from the first three sessions, is out of the three-time winning Curlin mare Curlamorous.

Bred by Hidden Point Farm and consigned by Dynasty Thoroughbreds, the colt is a half-brother to two winners out of the mare who is a half sister to multiple stakes winner and $640,906-earner Da Stoops from the family of Grade 2 winner Humorous Lady. The colt sold for 12 times more than he did his last time through the OBS sales ring when JDR Farm bought him from the Dynasty Thoroughbreds consignment at the OBS October yearling sale for $25,000.

The colt is also the first New York-bred and youngest foal for his dam. Curlamorous also raced for Hidden Point Farm in the final two races of a career that saw her finish in the top three in 10 of 15 starts and earn $87,945.

Hip 853, a Frosted colt and third-generation product of Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding program, sold for $210,000 Thursday at OBS Spring sale. Photo provided.

Makoto Kato purchased the session’s second most expensive New York-bred, Hip 853, a Frosted colt named Flurry of Notes, for $210,000. A third generation homebred for Chester and Mary Broman, who sold a homebred out of Grade 1 winner Artemis Agrotera for $335,000 Wednesday, the Frosted colt is a third generation homebred for New York’s seven-time leading breeders.

Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent for the Bromans, the colt breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts. He’s out of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare G Note, whose two foals of racing age are both New York-bred winners. G Note is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winning New York-bred Mineralogist, who is also the dam of the Bromans’ stakes winner Can You Diggit.

Out of Grade 2 winner Seeking The Ante, G Note is also a half-sister to stakes-placed Risk a Chance and a granddaughter to multiple Grade 1 winner Antespeed, who the Bromans bought for $900,000 as a 4-year-old during her final season of racing.

G Note had a New York-bred Bernardini colt last year and foaled a Practical Joke colt in New York April 19.

Through the first three sessions 11 New York-breds have brought six figures, led by a $365,000 Candy Ride filly sold during Wednesday’s session.

OBS reported sales of 50 of the 65 New York-breds through the ring for an average of $73,000 and $40,000 median.

The final session of the sale starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday with hips 913 through 1217 slated to run through the ring.


New York-bred fillies bring top dollar at OBS

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Hip 392, a daughter of Candy Ride bred by Joanne Nielsen, sold for $365,000 Wednesday at OBS. Photo provided.

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog

The second session of the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds-in training resulted in another big day for New York-breds juveniles selling for $365,000 and $335,000 Wednesday in Ocala.

Hip 392, a Candy Ride filly who breezed in an eighth in :10 during presale workouts, became the most expensive New York-bred of the sale when hammered down to BSW/Crow, agent for First Row Partners on a bid of $365,000.

Consigned by de Meric Sales, the Joanne Nielsen-bred filly out of the winning Giant’s Causeway mare White Sangria was a $45,000 RNA at last fall’s Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearlings Showcase in Lexington. She is a second generation homebred with White Sangria also bred and raced exclusively in the Empire State, earning two wins and seven other on-the-board finishes in 16 starts for $121,788 in earnings. White Sangria has two foals older than this juvenile with both born in New York and son Selfmade earning his maiden victory in February.

White Sangria also has a yearling New York-bred filly by Exaggerator and visited Nyquist last year.

Hip 486, a daughter of Arrogate and Grade 1 winner Artemis Agrotera, sold for $335,000. Photo provided.

Hip 486, Artemis Agrotera’s Arrogate filly who also breezed in :10, ended the session as the sale’s second most expensive New York-bred after selling to D. J. Stable for $335,000.

Offered by Sequel Bloodstock as agent for breeders Chester and Mary Broman, the filly named Triple a Okay is the third out of her dual Grade 1-winning dam and is a third generation New York-bred. Artemis Agrotera is also the dam of New York stakes winner Chestertown and 2021 winner Teetotaler from her two foals to race.

Artemis Agrotera is one of three stakes horses for her New York-bred stakes-winning dam Indy Glory, who is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Stephen Got Even. Artemois Agrotera produced a New York-bred Into Mischief colt last year and returned to the stallion for her 2021 foal.

The third New York-bred of the day to bring six figures was Hip 356, a filly from the first crop of three-time New York Grade 1 winner Practical Joke out of Lemon Drop Kid mare Unicorn Kid who sold for $155,000 to Zach Madden. Offered by Top Line Sales, the filly is a half sister to Puerto Rican champion Pure Lemon and stakes winner Crafty Unicorn.

A $140,000 RNA at last October’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall yearling sale, the filly was bred by The New Hill Farm. Purchased for $14,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale by Lansdown Thoroughbreds, Unicorn Kid had her first New York-bred in 2015 and was bred to Mitole last year.

Through two sessions of the four-day sale, 34 of the 45 New York-breds offered have sold for an average of $70,338 with five selling for over $100,000.

The sale continues at 10:30 a.m. with the third session Thursday when hips 609 to 912 are scheduled to go through the ring.