BY BROCK SHERIDAN
A filly by Bolt d’Oro sold for $135,000 to de Meric Sales to lead the way during the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales October Yearling Sale.
Consigned as Hip 353 by Richard Kent’s Kaizen Sales as agent, the bay filly is by Bolt d’Oro out of Final Reward, by Arch. Final Reward is a half-sister to stakes-winners Leadem In Ken and Prissy and Grade 3-placed Hint of Roses.
Hip 193, a Florida-bred colt by Omaha Beach – Judit Seipert Photo
Hip 193 went for $100,000 to Brown Water Stable out of the Stuart Morris as agent consignment. The Florida-bred colt is by Omaha Beach out of Courageous Cajun, by Treasure Beach (GB). Courageous Cajun is a half-sister to the successful Florida sire, the stakes-placed Cajun Breeze; Grade 3-placed, stakes-winner Cajun Delta Dawn; stakes-winner Mom’z Laugh and Grade 2-placed Peace at Dawn. The colt was bred in Florida by Helen and Joseph Barbazon.
Hip 279 also left the auction ring after a final bid of $100,000 from Shepard Equine Advisers as agent for Larry Hirsch. Consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield as agent for Spendthrift Farm LLC, the bay colt is by Gormley out of the Smart Strike mare Garnet, a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Crystal Glacier, stakes-placed Savoy Stomp and stakes-placed, stakes-producer Mi Vida. The colt is a half-brother to Grade 3-winner Bye Bye and stakes-placed Flashy Gem.
Going to Thorostock LLC and Seth Morris Thoroughbreds was Hip 341, a filly by Good Magic that garnered $82,000. Out of the Peruvian Grade 1-placed Antonina (Per), by Awesome Twist, the chestnut filly was consigned by RSVP Sales as agent. Antonina is a half-sister to Peruvian champion and Peruvian Grade 1-winner Azucena and multiple Peruvian Grade 1-winner and graded stakes-producer Almudena (Per).
Selling for $80,000 to NRClub LLC was Hip 171, a bay colt by first crop sire Honor A.P., winner of the Grade 1 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby. The colt is out of the stakes-winning Cowboy Cal mare Calamity Jane and was consigned by Jose Munoz.
Hip 157 dropped the gavel at $75,000 on a final bid by Eduardo Pulgar. Consigned by Beth Bayer as agent, the colt is from the first crop by Volatile, winner of the Grade 1 Vanderbilt. The colt is out of Boom Boom Boom, by More Than Ready. Boom Boom Boom is a half-sister to stakes-producer Strange Design and her dam, Union Flag, is a full-sister to stakes-placed Tafaseel.
Cristom Stable paid $70,000 to acquire Hip 283, a filly by the multiple Grade 1-winning first crop sire McKinzie. The dark bay or brown filly, consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield as agent, is out of the stakes-place mare Ghost Flower, by Ghostzapper, a half-sister to Grade 3-placed, stakes-winner Applicator; Grade 3-placed Bubble Gum and stakes-placed Lawless West.
Hip 159 sold to Terry Gabriel for $52,000 out of Carmen Matos’ Musketeers Equine as agent consignment. By first crop sire Aurelius Maximus, the dark bay or brown colt is out of the stakes-placed mare Born to D’Wild, by D’wildcat.
Beth Bayer led all consignors by marketing 17 yearlings for $374,700 with Kaizen Sales selling 12 head for $365,000.
The top buyer on the day was de Meric Sales with their lone purchase for $135,000 while NRClub LLC took two yearlings for a total of $110,00.
A total of 175 yearlings generated gross sales of $3,308,500 for an average of $18,907 and a median of $12,000.
The sale continues Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. EDT. OBS officials have cataloged Hips 401-739 with supplemental Hips 740-755 also scheduled.
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