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New York-breds in demand at Midlantic finale

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Hip 367, a filly by Mitole bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds and Jeff Gardella, sold for $325,000 to highlight Tuesday’s Midlantic May sale finale. Photo courtesy of Grassroots Training and Sales.

The six-figure haul continued Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-year-olds in training sale, with seven New York-breds bringing $140,000 or more including a pair of juveniles by New York-based sire Honest Mischief that brought $190,000 and $260,000.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 42 of the 46 New York-breds through the ring during Tuesday’s final session for a total of $2,777,500, an average price of $66,131 and median of $43,500. Overall, 74 New York-breds sold over the two sessions for $4,589,500, an average price of $62,020 and median of $42,000.

A filly from the second crop of champion Mitole brought the highest price of Tuesday’s session and wound up as the most expensive New York-bred at the sale on a final bid of $325,000. Hip 367, who is out of the stakes-placed Tiznow mare Tizjet, sold to KSI.

Bred by McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds LLC and Jeff Gardella and foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the filly originally sold out of the McMahon of Saratoga consignment for $25,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. Consigned at the Midlantic sale by Grassroots Training and Sales LLC, agent, the filly is the fourth foal out of Tizjet.

McMahon of Saratoga purchased Tizjet, carrying the Mitole filly in utero, for $30,000 at the 2021 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip 389, a colt by Honest Mischief bred by Burleson Farms, McKenzie Bloodstock and Sequel Thoroughbreds, sold for $260,000 Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

Hip 389, a colt by Honest Mischief out of the unraced Unbridled’s Song mare Vibrato, sold for $260,000 to Clay Scherer, Kerri Radcliffe and Lady Sheila. Bred by Burleson Farms, McKenzie Bloodstock and Sequel Thoroughbreds, foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson and consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent, the colt is the fourth foal out of Vibrato. She’s the dam of stakes-winning New York-bred Navit and four-time winner and $109,245-earner All the Diamonds.

Hip 432, a daughter of Honest Mischief out of the unraced Curlin mare All in Time, sold for $190,000 to Donato Lanni, agent. Bred by Sequel Thoroughbreds LLC and Cypress Creek Equine LLC and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York, the filly previously sold for $20,000 at the 2023 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale and for $25,000 at the 2023 Keeneland September yearling sale. A half-sister to New York-bred winner Stress Reliever and three-time winner and $137,905-earner Libban, the Honest Mischief filly was consigned by Kings Equine, agent.

Honest Mischief, an 8-year-old son of Into Mischief whose first foals are 2-year-olds of 2024, stands for $6,500 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson.

The highest-priced New York-bred colt Tuesday – and most expensive at the sale – also sold during the final session. Hip 284, a son of Volatile out of the winning Scat Daddy mare Scat’s Lassie, went to ABC Racing for $280,000.

Bred by Beals Racing Stable LLC and Saratoga Glen Farm and foaled at Saratoga Glen Farm in Schuylerville, the colt is the seventh foal out of Scat’s Lassie and a half-brother to four winners including New York-breds Frat and Shea On a Mission. He originally sold as a weanling for $40,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale and for $50,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.


Volatile colt, Vino Rosso filly top Midlantic opener

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Hip 136, a colt by Volatile bred by Hidden Lake Farm, brought $250,000 Monday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale. Photo courtesy of LG.

Four New York-breds led by a colt by Volatile and filly by Vino Rosso sold for six figures to highlight the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-year-olds in training sale Monday in Timonium, Maryland.

Cash Is King/Alex Zacney went to $250,000 to land the top-priced New York-bred of the day, Hip 136, a son of Volatile out of the winning Storm Cat mare Lexington Girl. Bred by and foaled at Hidden Lake Farm in Stillwater, the colt is the 13th foal out of the full sister to graded stakes winners Magicalmysterycat and Burmilla.

Consigned by LG, agent, the Volatile colt is a half sibling to 11 winners including stakes winners Whirlin Curlin and Lexington Street. He originally sold for $27,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.

Hip 23, a daughter of Vino Rosso bred by Christopher Shelli, sold for $190,000 Monday in Timonium. Photo courtesy of de Meric Sales.

Mark Glatt, agent, landed the session’s top-priced New York-bred filly, going to $190,000 for Hip 23, a daughter of Vino Rosso out of the unraced Ghostzapper mare Fear This. Bred by Christopher Shelli and foaled at Fort Christopher’s Thoroughbreds in Fort Edward, the filly is a half sibling to five winners including the New York-bred Violence ridgling and $170,385-earner Gambler’s Fallacy and New York-bred Palace Malice gelding and $105,025-earner Fast N Fearious.

Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the Vino Rosso filly originally sold for $45,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

Fasig-Tipton reported sales on 29 of the 41 New York-breds through the ring Monday for a total of $1,653,000, an average price of $57,000 and median of $40,000.

LEB, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, paid the highest price of the session for a New York-sired juvenile, going to $85,000 for Hip 216, a daughter of Solomini.

Bred by Amy Boll and Raymond DeStefano and foaled at Buckridge Farm in Kinderhook, the filly is the fourth foal out of the Americain mare Peeress. A full sister to the winning New York-bred 3-year-old colt Solo in Paris, the Solomini filly was consigned by Grassroots Training and Sales LLC. The filly sold twice prior to going through the ring Monday – for $11,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale and for $20,000 at last year’s OBS winter mixed sale.

Solomini, a 9-year-old son of Curlin who stands for $7,500 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, ranks third on the Empire State’s general sire list and topped the 2023 New York freshman and juvenile sire lists.

The sale concludes with Tuesday’s second session at 11 a.m.


Eye Witness sells for $205,000 at Keeneland

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Multiple stakes winner Eye Witness sold for $205,000 at Friday’s Keeneland April horses of racing age sale. Photo courtesy of ELiTE.

Multiple stakes winner Eye Witness, runner-up in a strong 7-furlong open allowance-optional claimer the day before, sold for $205,000 at Friday’s Keeneland April horses of racing age sale.

Equinox Inc., agent for George Sharp, signed for the 4-year-old son of City of Light offered as Hip 106. Previously campaigned by Westerberg, Mrs. John Magnier, Jonathan Poulin, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor and trained by Wesley Ward, Eye Witness was bred by Anlyn Farms and is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Gracilia.

Consigned by ELiTE, agent, Eye Witness went through the ring with a record of 3-1-2 from eight starts, including his second to Bourbon Heist in the $121,400 race Thursday, and earnings of $245,690.

A $230,000 weanling at the 2020 Keeneland November breeding stock sale who later brought $650,000 at the 2021 Keeneland September yearling sale, Eye Witness finished third in his debut at 2 before rattling off three straight wins to start his 3-year-old campaign in 2023. The wins included the Animal Kingdom Stakes at Turfway Park and the Paradise Creek Stakes at Belmont Park. Eye Witness also finished third in last year’s Mahony Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

A half-brother to New York-bred stakes winner More Mischief and stakes-placed winner Myawaya, Eye Witness is the eighth foal out of the Mr. Greeley mare Gracilia. A half-sister to New York-bred champion 2-year-old and 3-year-old and Grade 2 winner Sharp Humor, Gracilia is also the dam of New York-bred winners Scalpeen, Decorator Jenn and Killala Bay.

Gracilia’s 3-year-old New York-bred daughter of Practical Joke sold for $190,000 at the 2023 OBS March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training. She’s made two starts, including a runner-up in an Aqueduct maiden April 6. Gracilia is also the dam of an unnamed 2-year-old New York-bred filly by Game Winner.

The other four New York-breds cataloged for the Keeneland April sale were scratched.


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.


Fillies lead strong day at OBS April sale

Friday, April 19th, 2024

Hip 613, a filly by Munnings bred by West End Thoroughbreds LLC, sold for $350,000 during strong session at the OBS April sale Thursday. Photo courtesy of Niall Brennan Stables.

A pair of fillies sold for $350,000 and another brought $300,000 to spark a strong showing by New York-breds during Thursday’s third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale.

That trio of New York-breds – daughters of Munnings, Omaha Beach and Maclean’s Music – were part of a group of 11 that sold for six figures and five that commanded final bids of $235,000 or more.

Trainer John Kimmel, agent for Nedlaw Stables, landed the first $350,000 filly when he signed for Hip 613, a daughter of Munnings out of the stakes-winning New York-bred Posse mare Sheriffa. Bred by West End Thoroughbreds LLC and foaled at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, the filly originally sold for $160,000 to Niall Brennan, agent for JR International Holdings, at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. She breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent, the filly is the fifth foal out of $469,984-earner Sheriffa. She’s the dam of three New York-bred winners – Bobbies, Flattering Gal and Kid Billy – and the unraced 3-year-old Nyquist gelding Home Front who sold for $125,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred sale.

Hip 637, a daughter of Omaha Beach bred by Joseph DeRico, also brought $350,000 Thursday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Wavertree Stables.

Bloodstock agent Justin Casse bought the second $350,000 filly, Hip 637, a daughter of Omaha Beach out of the winning Pulpit mare Sister Margaret. Bred by Joseph DeRico and foaled at River Valley Farm in Gansevoort, the filly originally sold to Bronco Bloodstock for $65,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred sale.

Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables Inc., agent, the filly breezed an eighth in :9.4 during presale workouts. She’s the fifth foal out of Sister Margaret, who is out of New York-bred stakes winner Dance Gal Dance and is the dam of the stakes-placed New York-bred Palace Malice 3-year-old filly Maggy’s Palace.

Those two fillies played a role in strong returns for New York-breds Thursday. OBS reported sales on 16 of 18 New York-breds offered in the session for a total of $2,627,000, an average price of $164,188. Overall, 43 New York-breds have sold for $5,453,000, an average price of $126,814.

Hip 611, a filly by Maclean’s Music and half-sister to New York-bred Grade 1 winner Varda, sold for $300,000 to Mike Ryan, agent. Bred by Masters 2013 LLC and foaled at Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville, the filly is out of the winning Sky Mesa mare She’ll Be Right. She’s the dam of Varda, winner of the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes in 2020 and a $1.15 million broodmare prospect sale at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale. She’ll Be Right is also the dam of Grade 3-placed winner Big Family, stakes-placed winner Getouttamyway and three other winners.

Thursday’s session also featured the sale of Hip 870, a daughter of New York-based freshman sire Honest Mischief to Carson McCord for $235,000. Bred by Sequel Stallions New York LLC, foaled at Sequel New York in Hudson and consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, the filly is out of the unraced Woodman mare Woodflower. She’s the dam of nine winners, including stakes winner and $167,560-earner Magna Rose and stakes-placed $274,820-earner Where’s Dominic.

Honest Mischief stands for $6,500 at Sequel New York in Hudson.

Hip 752, a colt by three-time leading New York-based sire Central Banker, also factored in Thursday’s six-figure haul on a bid of $140,000 from BSW/Crow, agent for Team Hanley & 30 Year Farm. Bred by Spruce Lane Farm, Edition Farm, Mashnee Stables, Copper Beach Stables and partners and foaled at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, the filly is out the second foal out of the unraced Candy Ride mare Tanmawwy. An $8,000 purchase out of last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale, the filly then sold for $32,000 at the 2023 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred sale to Bronco Bloodstock. She was consigned at the OBS April sale by Wavertree Stables, agent.

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

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

 


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.


Mendelssohn filly leads at OBS April opener

Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Hip 197, a filly by Mendelssohn bred by David and Christine Stack, sold for $210,000 Tuesday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Niall Brennan Stables.

A filly by Mendelssohn from the family of graded stakes winners Caroline Thomas and Bit of Whimsy sold for $210,000 to highlight the New York-bred returns during Tuesday’s opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale.

Phil Hager’s Taproot Bloodstock signed for Hip 197, named Tralee Girl, on behalf of trainer Christophe Clement.

Bred by David and Christine Stack and foaled at Mill Creek Farm in Stillwater, the filly is the first foal out of the Pioneerof the Nile mare Kerry Girl. Unplaced in one start, Kerry Girl is out of Grade 2 winner and $406,387-earner Caroline Thomas, who is out of Grade 1 winner Bit of Whimsy.

Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent, Tralee Girl turned in an eighth-mile breeze in :10 during presale workouts. She originally sold for $50,000 to Ryston Stables at last year’s OBS October yearling sale.

Tralee Girl was one of six New York-breds to sell for $100,000 or more during the opening session. OBS reported sales on 15 of the 20 New York-breds offered Tuesday for a total of $1,349,000, an average price of $89,933.

Hip 253, a filly by Vino Rosso bred by Gold Square, sold for $190,000 Tuesday at the OBS April sale. Photo courtesy of Wavertree Stables.

Hip 253, a filly by Vino Rosso who breeze in 9.4 during presale workouts, sold for $190,000 to Carolyn Wilson. Bred by Gold Square LLC and foaled at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, the filly is the first foal out of the winning Super Ninety Nine mare Little Miss Raelyn.

Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables Inc., agent, the filly originally sold for $65,000 to Bronco Bloodstock at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

Lucky Man Racing LLC paid the highest price for a New York-bred colt during the opener, going to $140,000 for Hip 37, a colt by Tapiture. Bred by Phillips Racing Partnership, Christopher Elser and George Elser and foaled at Song Hill Thoroughbreds in Mechanicville, the colt is out of the winning Kitten’s Joy mare Full of Joy. A half-brother to stakes-placed winner Thirty Four Coupe, the colt breezed an eighth in :10 during presale workouts.

Consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, agent, the colt sold for $30,000 to HTC at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip 204, a daughter of Solomini who breezed in 9.4 during presale workouts, commanded the top price for a juvenile by a New York-based stallion on a bid of $95,000 from Clear Stars Stable. Bred by Torie Gladwell, foaled at Stonegate Stables in Fort Edward and consigned by Top Line Sales, the filly is the second foal out of the Into Mischief mare Kiska.

Solomini, a 9-year-old son of Curlin who currently ranks third on the New York general sire list, stands for $7,500 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs.

The sale continues with the second of four sessions at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.


Pair bring six figures to close OBS March

Friday, March 15th, 2024

Hip 766, a filly by Munnings bred by Triumphant Trio, sold for $170,000 Thursday at the OBS March sale. Photo courtesy of Pick View.

A pair of New York-breds – a filly by Munnings and a colt by Goldencents – elicited six-figure final bids during Thursday’s final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March 2-year-olds in training sale.

Those two added to the others from the prior to sessions, including a $700,000 colt by Justify out of champion New York-bred Pauseforthecause, to bring the sale total to 11 New York-breds that brought $100,000 or more.

Hip 766, a daughter of Munnings out of the winning Tizway mare Tizsomethingroyal, led the way Thursday on a bid of $170,000 ffrom Gary and Janet Anderson.

Bred by Triumphant Trio, foaled at Edition Farm in Hyde Park and consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, the filly originally sold to Stock Thoroughbreds for $130,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. She’s the third foal out of the $103,067-earner Tizsomethingroyal, who is also the dam of the New York-bred 3-year-old Practical Joke colt Yo Banana Boy who is placed in three starts and sold for $160,000 at last year’s OBS April sale.

Triumphant Trio also bred a yearling colt by New York-bred classic winner and Horse of the Year Tiz the Law out of the mare.

Hip 825, a daughter of Goldencents bred by Patricia Generazio, sold for $150,000 Thursday at OBS. Photo courtesy of Cesar Loya Training & Sales.

Ken McPeek, agent, signed for the top-priced New York-bred colt Thursday, going to $150,000 for Hip 825, a son of Goldencents out of the stakes-placed Midshipman mare Wave of Glory.

Bred by Patricia Generazio, foaled at River Valley Farm in Gansevoort and consigned by Cesar Loya Training & Sales, agent, the colt previously sold for $80,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale. He also brought $85,000 during the Generazio dispersal at the 2023 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Wave of Glory, a debut winner at 2 in 2015 and third in that season’s Furlough Stakes at Aqueduct for Generazio, is the dam of stakes winner and $154,058-earner Treasure King and the winner Glorious Wave. Wave of Glory sold for $40,000 at last year’s Keeneland January sale.

OBS reported sales on 10 of the 14 New York-breds through the ring Thursday for a total of $695,500, an average price of $69,550. Overall, 41 New York-breds sold for a total of $3,907,500, an average price of $95,305.

A colt from the first crop of New York-based stallion King for a Day brought the third highest price Thursday when J U Racing Stables went to $80,000 for Hip 731. Bred by Our Blue Streaks Stable and S G V Thoroughbreds, foaled at Irish Hill Century Farm in Stillwater and consigned by Steven Venosa’s S G V Thoroughbreds LLC, agent, the colt is the first foal out of the winning Freud mare Swayed.

King for a Day, an 8-year-old son of Uncle Mo, stands for $5,000 at Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC in Stillwater.

Hip 539, the first foal out of Pauseforthecause, landed the sale’s top price for a New York-bred during the second session. Donato Lanni, agent for Zedan Racing, signed for the colt offered by Pick View LLC, agent. Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and foaled at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the colt is the first foal out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Pauseforthecause, a multiple stakes winner and earner of $546,093.

Pauseforthecause, campaigned by the Bromans, earned champion New York-bred older dirt female and female sprinter championship honors in 2019. She went 3-2-2 in nine starts that season, including victories in the Iroquois Stakes at Belmont Park and Garland Of Roses Stakes at Aqueduct. She placed in six other stakes during her career and retired with seven wins in 25 starts.


Justify colt sells for $700,000 at OBS March

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Hip 539, a colt by Justify out of Pauseforthecase bred by Chester and Mary Broman, sold for $700,000 Wednesday at OBS March. Photo courtesy of Pick View.

A New York-bred colt by Triple Crown winner Justify out of New York-bred champion Pauseforthecause sold for $700,000 to highlight bidding during Wednesday’s second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March 2-year-olds in training sale.

Donato Lanni, agent for Zedan Racing, signed for the colt offered as Hip 539 by Pick View LLC, agent. Bred by Chester and Mary Broman and foaled at their Chestertown Farm in Chestertown, the colt is the first foal out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Pauseforthecause, a multiple stakes winner and earner of $546,093.

The colt, the seventh most expensive juvenile sold during Wednesday’s strong session, originally sold to Hoby Kight, agent for Halona PH, for $100,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

Pauseforthecause, campaigned by the Bromans, earned champion New York-bred older dirt female and female sprinter championship honors in 2019. She went 3-2-2 in nine starts that season, including victories in the Iroquois Stakes at Belmont Park and Garland Of Roses Stakes at Aqueduct. She placed in six other stakes during her career and retired with seven wins in 25 starts.

Pauseforthecause is also the dam of a New York-bred yearling colt by Gun Runner and a filly by undefeated Horse of the Year Flightline born February 19, both bred by the Bromans.

The Justify colt was one of four six-figure New York-breds sold Wednesday and OBS reported sales on 19 of the 24 New York-breds through the ring for $1,887,000, an average price of $99,316. Overall, 31 New York-breds have sold for $3,212,000, an average price of $103,613.

Hip 362, another Broman-bred and a daughter of Uncle Mo and Khancord Kid, sold for $200,000. Photo courtesy of Sequel Bloodstock.

The Bromans also bred the session’s second highest-priced New York-bred juvenile, Hip 362, a filly by Uncle Mo out of their stellar producer Khancord Kid, who brought $200,000 from Starship Stables.

Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent, the filly is the ninth foal out of the stakes-winning Lemon Drop Kid mare Khancord Kid and a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner and New York-bred champion female sprinter and champion older dirt female Bar of Gold, stakes winner Spirit of St Louis and stakes-placed winners Land Mine and Homeland.

A filly from the second crop of New York-based sire Solomini also landed among the day’s top sellers. Hip 486, a filly out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Myself, sold for $75,000 to Joseph Brocklebank, agent. She was the second most expensive New York-bred filly through the ring Wednesday.

Bred by and foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the filly was consigned by Silvestre Chavez Thoroughbreds, agent. Solomini, a 9-year-old Grade 1-placed son of Curlin and the Empire State’s leading freshman sire in 2023, stands for $7,500 at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs.

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


Honest Mischief filly highlights OBS March opener

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Hip 243, a daughter of New York-based freshman sire Honest Mischief, sold for $310,000 Tuesday at the OBS March sale. Photo courtesy of Coastal Equine.

A filly from the first crop of New York-based sire Honest Mischief commanded a bid of $310,000 to spark the opening session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.’s March 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday.

McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, agent, landed the winning bid for the co-fourth most expensive filly sold during the opening session. Offered as Hip 243 and consigned by Jesse Hoppel’s Coastal Equine LLC, the filly is the fourth foal out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Forget It. Hoppel purchased the filly for $40,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.

Bred by Scott and Debbie Pierce and foaled at River Valley Farm in Gansevoort, the Honesty Mischief filly is a half-sister to stakes winner and $541,672-earner Red Danger and the winner How Sweet She Is. Forget It is also the dam of the 3-year-old New York-bred Maximus Mischief gelding Sorority Prank, who is twice placed after selling for $75,000 at last year’s OBS April sale.

Honest Mischief, an 8-year-old son of Into Mischief out of the Grade 1-winning Seattle Slew mare Honest Lady, stands for $6,500 at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson.

The filly also ended the day as one of five New York-bred juveniles that sold for $100,000 or more. OBS reported sales on 12 of the 16 New York-breds through the ring Tuesday for $1,325,000, an average price of $110,417.

Hip 130, a filly by Bee Jersey, sold for $275,000 Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Tom McCrocklin.

Lane’s End Bloodstock, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds and C J Stable LLC, went to $275,000 to purchase Hip 130, a filly by Bee Jersey out of the winning More Than Ready mare Christmas Cove.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent, the filly was bred by Spruce Lane Farm, America’s Pastime Stable, All My Hart Racing, et al. She originally sold to Bronco Bloodstock for $30,000 at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga fall mixed sale before McCrocklin, agent for Champion Equine, purchased her for $110,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred yearling sale.

Foaled at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, the filly is the seventh foal out of Christmas Cove, who is the dam of stakes-placed winner and $316,940-earner No Sabe Nada and the winner Chris Cove Town.

Kimmel Salusto, agent for Flanagan Racing LLC, landed the session’s top-priced New York-bred colt, going to $105,000 for a son of New York-bred Grade 1 winner Audible.

Offered as Hip 64 and consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, the colt is out of the wining Not For Love mare Bitterroot. Bred by Lambholm South and Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the colt is a half-brother to one winner out of the full sister to stakes winner, 18-time winner and $693,252-earner Clubman.

The OBS March sale continues at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the second of three sessions.