BY BROCK SHERIDAN
A Florida-bred colt from the first crop by 2019 Champion Male Sprinter Mitole garnered a final bid of $250,000 from Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC to top Wednesday action during the second and final day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales October Yearling Sale. Cataloged as Hip 507 and consigned by Sue Vacek as agent, the colt is out of Midnight Magic, by Midnight Lute and is a half-brother to Grade 3 Delaware Oaks-winning Florida-bred Midnight Stroll and stakes-placed Florida-bred Atthecrossroads.
Midnight Magic is a half-sister to Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Cup-winner Coalport and stakes-winner Jolly Good Kitten and her colt was bred in Florida by Carolin Von Rosenberg DVM.
Hip 745, a Florida-bred colt by Global Campaign – Judit Seipert Photo
Hip 745, a Florida-bred colt, drew strong demand with a final bid of $150,000 from Quarter Pole Enterprises LLC. Consigned by Richard Kent’s Kaizen Sales as agent, the colt is from the first crop by Global Campaign, winner of the Grade 1 Woodward Handicap. The colt is out of the Yes It’s True mare Maid in Heaven, a full-sister to Grade 3-winner Yesbyjimminy and Grade 2-placed Qureall; and a half-sister to stakes-winners Magic Mecke and A. J. Melini.
Leonard Green’s D.J. Stable LLC went to $135,000 to acquire Hip 438, a Florida-bred colt by first crop sire Complexity, winner of the Grade 1 Champagne in 2018. Out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Lady Halite, the dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to Florida-bred stakes-winner Recruiter and was consigned by Beth Bayer as agent, who also bred the colt.
Hip 687 went to de Meric Sales as agent for $125,000, a bay filly from the first crop by Vekoma, winner of the Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap and Grade 1 Runhappy Carter Handicap. Consigned by Afleet Equine Services as agent, the filly is out of the Quality Road mare Snow, a half-sister to multiple graded-placed and multiple stakes-winner Quindici Man and multiple Grade 2-placed Spurrier.
Hip 724 also went to de Meric Sales from the Afleet Equine Services as agent consignment. The chestnut filly is by Hard Spun out of Sugar Plum Fairy, by Drosselmeyer and sold for $95,000. Sugar Plum Fairy is a half-sister to Grade 3-winner Phat Man and stakes-winner Estellara.
For day, 184 head sold for $3,806,600 for an average of $20,688. The median was $14,000.
Beth Bayer led all consignors Wednesday with gross sales of $448,000 from 23 head sold while Abbie Road Farm sold 20 yearlings for $414,800.
Quarter Pole Enterprises was the leading buyer Wednesday having purchased two yearlings for a total of $400,000. The second leading buyer was de Meric Sales having signed the ticket on three head for a total of $255,000.
Next on the OBS calendar is the Winter Mixed Sale and Horses of Racing Age Sale set for Jan. 23-24. The under tack session is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. EST.
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