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Fillies shine in OBS June finale

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Hip 1046, a daughter of Collected bred and Eaton & Thorne, Inc., sold for $150,000 at the OBS June sale Thursday. Photo courtesy of Centofanti Thoroughbreds.

By Tom Law

A daughter of Collected sold for $150,000 and a filly by New York-based sire Bustin Stones brought $75,000 to highlight the final day of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age Thursday in Ocala.

Hip 1046, the filly by Collected out of the Union Rags mare Kathy’s Chance, was purchased by Hall of Fame football coach Bill Parcells’ August Dawn Farm to lead the way in the session for New York-breds and also equaled the highest price for a New York-bred over the three-day auction. Consigned by Centofanti Thoroughbreds, agent, the filly breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts.

Bred by Eaton & Thorne, Inc., the filly is the third foal out of Kathy’s Chance. Jonathan Thorne’s Thorndale Farm purchased Kathy’s Chance carrying the Collected filly in utero for $57,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Centofanti Thoroughbreds purchased the filly for $30,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

The $150,000 hammer price equaled that paid by Clay Scherer, agent, for Hip 123, a daughter of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds’ freshman sire Redesdale, during the sale’s opening session Tuesday. Those two fillies were among the five New York-breds that sold for six figures.

Strong demand for New York-breds held up over the three sessions and OBS reported sales on 77 of the 92 offered for a total of $2,957,700, an average price of $38,412.

Hip 843, a daughter of New York-based sire Bustin Stones, sold for $75,000 during the final session of the OBS June sale Thursday. Photo courtesy of Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds.

Hip 843, a daughter of Bustin Stones, brought the sale’s second highest price for a New York-bred by a stallion based in the Empire State. The Wycoff family’s Three Diamonds Farm LLC went to $75,000 for the filly out of the unraced E Dubai mare E. Queen. Consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, agent, she breezed an eighth in :10 before the sale.

Bustin Stones stands for $2,500 at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham.

Bred by and foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, LLC, the filly is the eighth foal out of E. Queen. She’s the dam of six winners from seven New York-bred foals to race, including nine-time winner and $89,150-earner Big Band Benny and five-time winner Black Lightning.


Wanamaker’s to host pre-Saratoga NY-Bred sale

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Sellers will offer New York-breds ready to compete at Saratoga during Wanamaker’s online horses of racing age sale July 13. NYRA Photo.

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders’ Inc. is partnering with the online Thoroughbred auction company Wanamaker’s to provide a New York-bred horses of racing age sale in advance of the 2022 Saratoga Race Course meeting.

Horses will sell Wednesday, July 13, the day before the 40-day Saratoga meet begins and the last opportunity for buyers to purchase a New York-bred at auction ahead of Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga Select and Preferred Yearling Sales in August. Entries for the sale will close July 5 and the catalogue will be released the following day.

“This is a remarkable opportunity to get immediately involved in the New York-bred program ahead of the lucrative Saratoga Race Course meet,” said NYTB Executive Director Najja Thompson.

“Partnering with Wanamaker’s and their innovative online auction format makes it easily accessible to participate in our program with breeder awards up to 30 percent, Open Owner Awards up to 20 percent and programs including the NYRA Maiden Allowance Auction Series and New York-Sired bonus program. Now is the perfect time to invest in New York-breds.”

The entry fee for the auction will be $300 and commissions will be 5 percent on sales and 0 percent on RNAs. To make an entry, click here.

The NYTB partnered with Wanamaker’s for its annual stallion season auction in January. The auction raised funds for the NYTB to continue fulfilling its mission to promote New York breeding and racing and protecting the welfare of industry stakeholders. A portion of the proceeds from seasons sold for Kentucky stallions was donated to the Foundation of Appalachian Kentucky to aid the relief and recovery efforts of those impacted by tornadoes in the region in late 2021.

Wanamaker’s was founded two years ago and offers buyers and sellers a consistent year-round marketplace with monthly online auctions.


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.


Redesdale filly sells for $150,000 at OBS June

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Hip 123, a daughter of McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds-based stallion Redesdale, brought $150,000 Tuesday at the OBS June sale opener. Photo courtesy of Omar Ramirez Bloodstock.

By Tom Law

A daughter of New York-based freshman sire Redesdale sold for $150,000 and contributed to a strong showing by fillies during the opening session of the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age Tuesday in Ocala.

Clay Scherer, agent, purchased Hip 123, a chestnut filly out of the unraced Exchange Rate mare Miz Midtown from the consignment of Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, agent. Bred by Windylea Farm-New York LLC and foaled at Old Saratoga Equine Service in Schuylerville, the filly sold to Team Fun for $30,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale and was a $70,000 RNA at the recent OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training.

The filly is the third New York-bred foal out of Miz Midtown, who is also the dam of the winning 3-year-old Bal a Bali colt Bali’s Shade and the unraced 4-year-old Central Banker filly First Deposit. Windylea Farm bred those two, along with a yearling New York-bred yearling filly by Noble Mission. Miz Midtown produced a colt by Honest Mischief April 9 for breeder William Butler.

Redesdale, a 9-year-old son of Speightstown out of the graded stakes-winning Danzig mare Harpia, stands for $2,500 LFSN at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs. He sired 47 foals in his first crop, according to statistics from The Jockey Club’s Report of Live Foals for 2020.

Nancylovestheduke, a daughter of Overanalyze offered as Hip 209, sold also brought six figures at the OBS June opener Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Coastal Equine LLC.

Fillies commanded nine of the top 10 highest prices during Tuesday’s opening session, including the Redesdale filly and Hip 209, a New York-bred daughter of Overanalyze named Nancylovestheduke that sold for $130,000.

Hidden Brook, agent, purchased Nancylovestheduke, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Peace Queen. Bred by James G. Doyle, foaled at Doyle Farm in Schuylerville and consigned by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, agent, the filly is a half-sister to New York-bred stakes-placed winner Tommy the Torch and the placed Shackleford filly Sister Luck. Peace Queen is also the dam of a New York-bred yearling filly by Daddy Long Legs and was bred to Liam’s Map in 2021. Doyle purchased Peace Queen for $10,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale.

OBS reported sales on 23 of the 35 New York-breds through the ring Tuesday for $977,000, an average price of $42,478.

The sale continues with the second of three sessions at 10 a.m. Wednesday.


NY-breds help spark gains at Timonium sale

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Hip 385, a colt by Bernardini and fourth-generation homebred for Chester and Mary Broman, sold for a record $3.55 million Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

By Tom Law

Led by a record-selling colt from one of the leading breeders of New York-breds, Fasig-Tipton posted increases in key metrics for its two-day Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training sale that wrapped up Tuesday in Timonium, Md.

The sale of a Bernardini colt from Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding operation based at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown for $3.55 million helped pave the way to significant gains during the sale’s second session Tuesday. Total sales for the second session jumped 20.6 percent, from $17,865,500 in 2021 to $21,542,000 in 2022, and the average price on the day rose 3 percent from $95,537 last year to $98,365 this year. Overall, Fasig-Tipton reported a 10.7 increase in total receipts ($37,297,700 in 2022 compared to $33,692,00).

A significant portion of the gross came from the record $3.55 million sale of a colt by Bernardini out of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare G Note. Named Berning Remarks and offered as Hip 385, the colt was purchased by bloodstock agent Gary Young on behalf of Zedan Racing.

Bred by the Bromans, foaled at their Chestertown Farm and consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, Berning Remarks breezed an eighth in 9.4 during presale workouts to quickly become the “talking horse” of the Midlantic sale.

The $3.55 million hammer price set a record for the Midlantic sale and is the most expensive Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland and the sire’s highest-priced offspring sold at auction worldwide.

The late April foal is out a daughter of Grade 2 winner and $392,830-earner Seeking the Ante. G Note is a half-sister to New York-bred stakes winner Mineralogist and stakes-placed New York-bred Risk a Chance, the dam of 2022 Rebel Stakes winner Un Ojo. G Note is the dam of two winners bred in New York by the Bromans – Bank Note (by Central Banker) and Passing Notes (by Friend Or Foe).

Fasig-Tipton’s record-breaking colt – a son of Bernardini from Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding program – zips an eighth in 9.4 before selling for $3.55 million Tuesday. Fasig-Tipton Photo.

Berning Remarks was one of 18 2-year-olds at the sale to sell for $100,000 or more and the lone seven-figure purchase over the two days.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 90 of the 102 New York-breds during the sale for $9,718,000, an average price of $107,978 and median of $42,500. Those returns represented significant gains over last year’s figures of 66 New York-breds sold for $4,623,000, an average price of $70,045 and median of $33,500.

The third most expensive New York-bred of the sale sold during Tuesday’s concluding session. Phil Hager’s Taproot Bloodstock, agent, went to $210,000 to purchase Hip 555, a son of Violence out of the unraced Pulpit mare Oenophile. Bred by Richard Lugovich Jr. and Barbara Nelson, the colt was consigned by Top Line Sales, agent. He was offered by not sold on a $45,000 bid at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

The second most expensive New York-bred colt and most expensive New York-bred filly sold during Monday’s opening session.

Hip 30, a colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro, wound up the second leading colt on a bid of $675,000 from Spendthrift Farm and Frank Fletcher Racing. Bred by Mark Toothaker and Keith Crupper, foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson and consigned by Pike Racing, the colt is out of the stakes-placed and stakes-producing Aldebaran mare Shine Softly.

Hip 203, daughter of third-crop sire Frosted out of the Indian Charlie mare Auspicious, commanded a final bid of $330,000 from Lane’s End Bloodstock, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Monday and held up as the sale’s top-selling filly.

Bred by Danzel Brendemuehl Classic Mares, foaled at Mahoney Eden Manor in Saratoga Springs and a half-sister to last year’s Albany Stakes runner-up and $110,560-earning New York-bred Bobby Bo, the filly named Longlive the Queen was consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, agent. Scanlon Training & Sales purchased the filly for $130,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-brd yearling sale.

The sale’s top-priced New York-sired juveniles also went through the ring during Tuesday’s session.

Hip 438, a colt by The Lieutenant out of the Storm Cat mare Janetstickettocats, sold to Linda Rice, agent, for $135,000. Bred by Destiny Oaks of Ocala, the colt was consigned by Vargas Sales, agent. The Lieutenant, one of four stallions who died after a farm invasion in Peru in December 2019, previously stood at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson.

Hip 381, a colt by Central Banker out of the Flatter mare Glaze, brought the top price for a New York-bred filly on a $135,000 bid from Mentz/Harson/Robertson. Bred by Hidden Brook Farm, the filly was consigned by Classic Bloodstock, agent. The filly previously sold for $15,000 to EXL Racing at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.


Broman-bred Bernardini colt brings record $3.55 million at Timonium

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Hip 385, named Berning Remarks and produced by leading New York breeders Chester and Mary Broman, sold for a record $3.55 million Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

By Tom Law

The action in the ring matched the tremendous presale buzz for a colt by Bernardini that sold for a record price Tuesday during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training in Timonium, Md.

Offered as Hip 385, the son of a champion and classic winner produced by Chester and Mary Broman’s New York-based breeding operation got Tuesday’s session off to a spectacular start when he sold for $3.55 million. Bred by the Bromans, consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock and named Berning Remarks, the colt was purchased by bloodstock agent Gary Young on behalf of Amr Zedan’s Zedan Racing.

The $3.55 million marked a record for the Midlantic sale, the most expensive Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland and the sire’s highest-priced offspring sold at auction worldwide.

Foaled at the Broman’s Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the late April foal is out of the winning Medaglia d’Oro mare G Note, who is out of Grade 2 winner and $392,830-earner Seeking the Ante. G Note is a half-sister to New York-bred stakes winner Mineralogist and stakes-placed New York-bred Risk a Chance, the dam of 2022 Rebel Stakes winner Un Ojo.

Berning Remarks, who breezed an eighth in :9.4 during the May 18 presale workout show, is a half-brother to two winners from as many foals to race out of G Note. The winners were also bred by the Bromans – Bank Note (by Central Banker) and Passing Notes (by Friend Or Foe).


Bolt d’Oro colt among top lots at Timonium opener

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Hip 30, a New York-bred colt by Bolt d’Oro, sold for $675,000 to highlight Monday’s opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training. Photo courtesy of Pike Racing.

By Tom Law

A colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Bolt d’Oro landed a final bid of $675,000 to highlight the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday in Timonium, Md.

Spendthrift Farm and Frank Fletcher Racing purchased the colt out of the stakes-placed and stakes-producing Aldebaran mare Shine Softly. Bred by Mark Toothaker and Keith Crupper and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the colt sold as Hip 30 out of the Pike Racing consignment. He finished the day as the second highest-priced juvenile through the ring.

Al Pike purchased the colt for $90,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale and the colt was also reported sold as a weanling for $65,000 at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale. He will reportedly be trained by Brad Cox.

One of six New York-bred juveniles to sell for six figures Monday, the colt is a half brother to stakes winner and $214,328-earner The Grass Is Blue and five other winners.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 38 of the 46 New York-breds offered in the opening session for a total of $2,918,000, an average price of $76,789 and median of $38,750.

Hip 203, a daughter of Grade 1 winner Frosted, brought top price for a New York-bred filly Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale. Photo courtesy of Scanlon Training & Sales.

Hip 203, daughter of third-crop sire Frosted out of the Indian Charlie mare Auspicious, commanded a final bid of $330,000 from Lane’s End Bloodstock, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, to finish the day as the top-selling filly.

Bred by Danzel Brendemuehl Classic Mares, foaled at Mahoney Eden Manor in Saratoga Springs and a half-sister to last year’s Albany Stakes runner-up and $110,560-earning New York-bred Bobby Bo, the filly named Longlive the Queen was consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, agent. Scanlon Training & Sales purchased the filly for $130,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-brd yearling sale.

The filly is the eighth foal out of Auspicious, who is also the dam of three-time winning New York-bred City Zip gelding and $144,600-earner Fort Worth, winning New York-bred Flatter mare Missbigtimes.

Hip 112, a filly from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner City of Light, sold to R. Dalyn Jones, agent for JDT Racing, on a bid of $275,000 to bring the third most expensive price for a New York-bred on the day.

Bred by Lindy Farms of Connecticut LLC and Preferred Equine, foaled at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag and consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the filly is out of the stakes-winning French-bred Dyhim Diamond mare To My Valentine. Purchased by de Meric Sales for $105,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale, the filly is a half-sister to nine-time winner and the $172,388-earning No Nay Never Irish-bred gelding Never Have I Ever.

The opening session also featured a pair of fillies by 2021 leading New York sire Central Banker that were both foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs and sold for more than the New York-bred average.

Gatsas Stables LLC secured Hip 212, a filly out of the Freud mare Bay’s Nanny. Consigned by Coastal Equine LLC, agent, the filly was bred by Seidman Stables. She sold as a short yearling for $22,000 at last year’s OBS winter mixed sale.

West Bloodstock, agent for Repole Stable, purchased Hip 157, a filly out of the Broken Vow mare Wild and Windblown. Consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, agent, the filly was bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and sold as a short yearling for $4,500 at the 2021 OBS winter mixed sale and $13,000 at the 2021 OBS October yearling sale.

Central Banker stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.

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


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.


Six-figure sales continue at OBS April

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Hip 784, a colt by Classic Empire produced from Chester and Mary Broman’s breeding program, sold for $335,000 Thursday to highlight the third session of the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Harris Training Center.

By Tom Law

A New York-bred colt by champion and classic winner Classic Empire from the immediate family of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah sold for $335,000 to highlight the third session of the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training Thursday in Ocala.

Ed and Susie Orr landed the day’s top-priced New York-bred, Hip 784, from the Harris Training Center LLC consignment. Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and foaled at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the colt is out of the Grade 3-winning Stormin Fever mare Misty Rosette. A full sister to Grade 2 winner Storm Wolf, Misty Rosette is also a half sister to Littleprincessemma, the dam of 2015 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male American Pharoah.

Misty Rosette, winner off the Grade 3 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park and third in the Grade 1 Darley Test Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in 2006, was purchased in foal to Tiznow by the Bromans for $170,000 at the 2013 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. She’s produced subsequent New York-bred winners Cold Gone Hot, Under Suspicion and Flying Finish among her six winners.

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $160,000 to buy Hip 730, a colt by former leading New York freshman sire Laoban. Photo courtesy of Golden Rock Thoroughbreds.

The Classic Empire colt was one of six New York-breds that sold for $100,000 or more during Thursday’s session, bringing the overall total to 16 with one session remaining. OBS reported sales on 13 of the 17 New York-breds offered Thursday for $1,365,000, an average price of $105,000. Overall, 33 New York-breds have sold for $4,103,000, an average of $124,333.

Three Diamonds Farm went to $215,000 to purchase Hip 750, a colt by multiple leading New York sire Freud who breezed in :10, during Thursday’s session.

Consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, agent, the colt is out of the winning and stakes-producing Good and Tough mare Mighty Good. Bred by Carol E. Pepper and Davie Bloodstock LLC and foaled at Pepper Farm in Albion, the colt sold to Grassroots Training & Sales for $50,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

Mighty Good is the dam of six winners led by Miss Narcissist, a stakes-winning New York-bred daughter of Freud who earned $241,970 over two seasons. She’s also the dam of three other winning New York-bred full siblings to Miss Narcissist, led by the stakes-placed Fenwick Hall.

Four-time leading New York-sire Freud, a 24-year-old son of Storm Cat and full brother to Giant’s Causeway, stands for $5,000 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson.

Hip 730, a son of former leading New York freshman sire Laoban, sold for $160,000 to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners during Thursday’s session. Consigned by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, agent, the colt out of the winning Lion Heart mare May Who breezed in :10.1.

Bred by Powers’ Stables LLC and foaled at Old Saratoga Equine Services in Schuylerville, the colt is the fifth foal out of May Who and a full brother to the winning 4-year-old New York-bred gelding Rogue Leader.

The sale concludes with the final session at 10:30 a.m. Friday.


New York-bred colts soar at OBS April

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

Hip 332, a daughter of Candy Ride bred by Winter Creek Farm, was purchased through OBS April sale on a bid of $200,000. Photo courtesy of de Meric Sales, agent.

By Tom Law

New York-breds continued to sell well during the second session of the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training Wednesday in Ocala, including colt by Goldencents that commanded the eighth highest price of the day.

Chad Schumer, agent, purchased the session’s top-priced New York-bred, going to $535,000 for Hip 546, a colt by Goldencents out of the winning and graded-stakes producing Speightstown mare Ida Clark. A half-brother to recent Grade 1 Madison Stakes winner Just One Time and stakes winner and $141,678-earner Black Stetson, the colt breezed an eighth in :9.4 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, the colt was bred by Spruce Lane Farm et al, foaled at Old Saratoga Equine Services in Schuylerville and 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.

Hip 440, a colt by Army Mule bred by AJ Suited, sold for $375,000 Wednesday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Tom McCrocklin, agent.

The Goldencents colt leads all New York-breds at the halfway point of the OBS April sale. The second most expensive New York-bred so far also went through the ring Wednesday – Hip 440, a colt by Army Mule purchased by Peachtree Stable’s John P. Fort for $375,000.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent, and out of the Grade 3-placed Medaglia d’Oro mare Fire Assay, the colt breezed a quarter-mile in :21.2. Bred by AJ Suited and foaled at Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville, the colt sold for $105,000 to Champion Equine at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale. The colt is the fifth foal out of Fire Assay, a half-sister to a pair of stakes winners produced by multiple Grade 1 winner and $1,389,932-earner Jostle.

OBS reported sales on 11 of the 16 New York-breds offered Wednesday for a total of $1,816,000, an average price of $165,090. Overall, 20 have sold for $2,738,000, an average of $136,900.

The second most expensive New York-bred filly thus far in the sale also went through the ring Wednesday. Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent for Fairview LLC, went to $200,000 to purchase Hip 332, a daughter of Candy Ride out of the unraced Arch mare Darby Blush.

Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the filly breezed an eighth in :10.3. Bred by Winter Creek Farm and foaled at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville, the filly sold for $180,000 to de Meric Sales at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. Darby Blush is the dam of Grantham, a son of Declaration of War who finished second in this year’s Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby and fourth in the Grade 3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Darby Blush is the dam of a yearling New York-bred colt by Liam’s Map and a filly by Street Sense born in New York March 9.

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