An Uncle Mo colt that galloped during the under tack show was purchased by Marc Tacher for $375,000 to top the third and final day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales June Sale of Two Year Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Friday.

Offered as Hip 1021, the Uncle Mo colt was consigned by Julie Davies LLC as agent and is out of the stakes-winning mare Kim K, by Will Take Charge.

During the session offering 2-year-olds Friday, 164 head generated gross sales of $6,106,400 for an average of $37,234. That compares to last year’s corresponding session when 199 juveniles sold for $8,442,800 in gross sales for an average of $42,426. The median for the session was $20,000 compared to $25,000 a year ago.

The cumulative totals for the sale reflect 584 head selling for $21,303,800 compared to $645 selling for $24,110,900. The average fell slightly to $36,506 this year from $37,381 last year while the median remained constant at $20,000.

Hip 1017 sold for $330,000 to Swinbank Stables from the consignment of Hidden Brook as agent. The chestnut filly is by first crop sire Vekoma out of the stakes-winning mare Grace’s Treasure, by Rockport Harbor. The filly was clocked in :10.20 for an eighth mile during the under tack preview show.

Hip 768, a son of Justify, was purchased for $325,000 by D. J. Stable LLC and Robert Cotran. The dark bay or brown colt is out of the Street Sense mare Intentonseduction, a half-sister to multiple Grade 3-winner and stakes-producer Family Tree and Grade 2-winner Liora. Consigned by de Meric Sales as agent, the colt worked an eighth mile in :10.20 and breeze show.

Gary Barber and D. J. Stables LLC partnered to acquire Hip 783 for $250,000 from the de Meric Sales as agent consignment. The chestnut filly is by Maclean’s Music out of Jamboree, by Grand Slam and worked a furlong in :10 flat at the under tack show. She is a half-sister to stakes-placed Spring Jamboree and Jamboree is a half-sister to stakes-producers Musical Prodigy and Behavioral Finance.

Hip 969 dropped the gavel at $150,000 and went to Donato Lanni as agent. Consigned by Little Farm Equine LLC as agent, the dark bay or brown filly is by City of Light out of Never Give Up, by War Front, a half-sister to multiple Grade 2-winer Casino Host and stakes-producers Rendition and Elegantly. The filly was clocked in :10 flat for an eighth-mile at the breeze show.

Also selling for $150,000 was Hip 1018, who was purchased by Kimmel / Sallusto as agent. By first crop sire Vekoma, the chestnut colt was consigned by L. G. as agent and worked a furlong in :10 flat at the breeze show. The colt is out of Happy Now, by Mr. Greeley, a half-sister to Grade 2-winners Ironicus and On Leave; Grade 2-placed, stakes-winner Norumbega; Grade 3-placed stakes-winner Hunting; Grade 3-winner Hunting, Grade 3-winning, stakes-producer Quiet Harbor, stakes-winner Seal Cover, Grade 3-placed Minister’s Joy, and graded stakes-producer Silviculture.

Hip 843 went to Randy Patterson after a final bid of $135,000. Grassroots Training & Sales LLC as agent consigned the bay colt by first crop sire McKinzie out of Lily Con, by Verrazano. Lily Con is a half-sister to Grade 2-winner Doremifasollatido, Grade 3-winner Fortunate Damsel, stakes-placed, stakes-producer Considerate; graded stakes-producer Smokinatthefinish and stakes-producer Eyes On the King. The colt worked two furlongs in :21.20 at the under tack session.

Stone Base purchased the top seller from the Horses of Racing Ages session, a 4-year-old filly consigned by Boutte Sales as agent that galloped during the under tack session. Hip 1111, by Distorted Humor, dropped the gavel at $135,000. She is out of Golden Review, by Medaglia d’Oro and is a half-sister to stakes-winner Prince of Jericho. Golden Review is a half-sister to Grade 2-winning, stakes-producer Sparkling Review and graded stakes-producer Giant Review.

During the Horses of Racing Age session, 13 horses sold for $331,500 for an average of $25,500 and a median of $12,000. Last year’s Horses of Racing Age session sold five Thoroughbreds for $59,000 for an average of $11,800 and a median of $8,000.

During the three-day sale, Tom McCrocklin led all consignors, selling 15 head for $1,201,500 while de Meric Sales sold 10 juveniles for $1,032,000.

Next on the OBS calendar is the October Yearling Sale to be held Oct. 8-9. Entries for the sale close Aug. 5.

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