A Florida-bred filly by Omaha Beach topped the two-day Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Winter Mixed Sale with a $100,000 final bid from Discovery Bay Bloodstock on Wednesday during the sale’s Open Yearling Session.

Consigned by Fly By and selling as Hip 409, the Omaha Beach filly was bred in the Sunshine State by Dominique Damico and is out of the Curlin mare Gardenista, whose dam is the multiple graded stakes-winner Valbenny (Ire).

The Open Session sold 163 yearlings for gross sales of $2,009,900 compared to last year’s Open Session that sold 186 yearlings for $2,065,700. The average price rose 9.9% to $12,331 when compared to last year’s Open Session average of $11,106. The median dropped to $5,200 from $7,500 a year ago.

Cummulative totals for the two-day auction reflect 274 head bringing $4,428,800 for an average of $16,164 and a median of $8,000. Last year’s Winter Mixed Sale sold 380 head for $6,346,200, averaging $16,701 and a median of $9,500.

Hip 494, a Florida-bred filly by Mitole – Judit Seipert

Selling for $90,000 Wednesday was Hip 494, Sweet Mitole, a Florida-bred filly by Mitole out of Pointe du Hoc, by Soldat consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield. Point du Hoc is a half-sister to stakes producer Crooked Answer and the filly was bred in Florida by Susan Kahn.

Hip 610, a Florida-bred filly by the late Florida sire Uncle Chuck, dropped the gavel at $80,000 on a final bid from Grade One Investments LLC. Consigned by Fly By the filly is out of the Daredevil mare Champina, a half-sister to stakes-placed Payday Too and Forty Nine Watts. The filly was bred in Florida by Dominique Damico.

Supernova Stables went to $70,000 to purchase Hip 445, a chestnut filly by Audible out of Lemoncita, by Lemon Drop Kid. Lemoncita is a half-sister to Grade 2-winner Chewing Gum and Grade 3-placed Sinfiltre and the filly was consigned by New Horizons Bloodstock LLC.

Hip 659 went to Tahoe Bloodstock for $65,000 out of the Hare Hill Farm consignment. The filly is by Girvin out of the stakes-placed Corinthian mare Awesome Dama, a half-sister to stakes-placed Lauren C.

Hip 640 sold for $50,000 to Albert Davis out of the 4 M Ranch as agent consignment. The chestnut filly is from the first crop by Lexitonian out of Electric Rose, by Flashback and is from the family of stakes winners Claudia’s Forum and Ryanegra.

Hip 599, a Florida-bred colt, went for $45,000 to Lambholm as agent. Consigned by Beth Bayer as agent, the colt is by Volatile out of Blameitonthebadboy, by Blame, a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Derby House. The colt is another bred in Florida by Dominique Domico.

Selling for $42,000 was Hip 545, Boston Soldier, a colt by Aurelius Maximus out of the stakes-placed Sweet Alice Benbow, by Wildcat Heir. Sweet Alice Benbow is also a half-sister to stakes-placed runners Winery Taylor and Market Vendor. The colt was consigned by Colin Brennan Bloodstock as agent and was purchased by LMB Farms.

Hip 567, a Florida-bred filly by City of Light, also sold for $42,000, going to FMQ Stables out of the Beth Bayer as agent consignment. The bay filly is out of the Yes It’s True mare Yes It’s Jackie, a half-sister to champion and multiple Grade 1-winner Abel Tasman, Grade 3-winner Sky Girl and stakes-placed, stakes-producer Moonlight Sky. The filly was bred in Florida by Woodford Thoroughbreds LLC.

Summerfield was the leading consignor during both days, selling 43 head for $808,800. Beth Bayer sold 48 head for $588,900.

The sale’s leading buyer was Latinos y Mas, who purchased two yearlings for $160,000 while Arindel took home six head for $156,000.

The next OBS auction on the calendar is the prestigous March Sale of 2-year-olds in training to be held three days from March 12-14. The Under Tack Shows will be conducted on March 6-9.

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