Ghostzapper Colt Opening Day Sales Topper In Ocala

June 9, 2020

Hip No 1250 Ghostzapper Colt out of Roberta Turner by Smart Strike– Tibor & Judit photography

Hip No. 1250, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, went to Ben McElroy, Agent for Arman Shah, for $750,000, topping the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Monday’s Under Tack session, is out of Roberta Turner, by Smart Strike, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Foxy Danseur.

  • Hip No. 129, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to Spendthrift Farm for $400,000. The bay filly, who worked a quarter on Sunday in :21 flat, is out of stakes winner Midnight Visit, by Henny Hughes, a half sister to graded stakes placed Wild Chick.

  • Hip No. 209, a son of Air Force Blue consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, went to Justin Casse, Agent for M. V. Magnier for $400,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack quarter on Monday in :20 4/5, is out of No Splits, by Smart Strike, and is a half brother to stakes placed Lucky Jingle.
  • Live Oak Plantation paid $350,000 for Hip No. 179, a daughter of Munnings consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who worked a quarter in :21 1/5 on Monday, is out of Mylitta, by Sky Mesa, a half sister to graded stakes winner Malossol.
  • Hip No. 1239, a daughter of Tapit consigned by S B M Training and Sales, Agent, went to Solis / Litt for $350,000. The chestnut filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, is out of stakes placed Miss Super Quick, by Rock Hard Ten, a half sister to grade one stakes winner Callback.
  • Hip No. 282, Speeding, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Gene Recio, Agent, was purchased by D. J. Stable LLC for $300,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Monday, is out of Prancing, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Dancing Solo.
  • Hip No. 1246, Wicked Pretty, a daughter of Violence consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, went to Karl & Cathi Glassman, E Plesa, Agent for $280,000. The chestnut filly, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Monday, is a half sister to stakes winner Appealing Spring out of Pretty Springs, by Wekiva Springs.
  • Hip No. 7, a son of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Six K’s Training & Sales LLC, Agent, went to Frank Fletcher Racing Stables for $250,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed a quarter last Sunday in :21 flat, is out of Kenny Lane, by Forestry, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Wasseema.
  • Hip No. 286, a daughter of Street Boss whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance on Monday, was sold for $230,000 to Steven W. Young, Agent. The chestnut filly, consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, is out of Pride of Place, by A.P. Indy, a full sister to grade one stakes winner Flashing.
  • Jonathan Thomas, Agent, went to $225,000 for Hip No. 149, a bay colt by Blame out of Mommo, by Speightstown, from the family of grade one stakes winner Siphonic. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, his quarter in :20 4/5 was co-fastest at the distance at Sunday’s Under Tack session.
  • E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. went to $200,000 for Hip No. 2, a son of Not This Time out of stakes winner Karen’s Silk, by High Cotton. The chestnut colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, was consigned by Gene Recio, Agent.
  • Hip No. 172, a son of Twirling Candy consigned by Cary Frommer LLC, Agent, was sold to Mike McCarty for $200,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth on Sunday in :10 1/5, is out of My Curlina, by Belong to Me, a half sister to graded stakes placed Victory Nor Defeat.
  • Hip No. 264, an Irish bred daughter of Lope de Vega who breezed a quarter in :21 2/5 on Monday, went to Gold Mark Farm LLC for $200,000. The bay filly, consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, is out of Pirate Cove, by Lawman, and is a half sister to graded stakes winner High Heeled.
  • Hip No 1235, a son of Candy Ride (ARG) consigned by Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel), Agent, was sold to Clay Scherer, Agent for Flurry Racing Stable LLC for $200,000. The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat on Sunday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner J Boys Echo and a half brother to current 3-year-old Echo Town, winner of three of five starts and second by a head in the Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn.

For the day, 133 horses brought a total of $12,166,500 compared with 166 selling for a total of $15,346,000 at last year’s opening session. The average price was $91,477, compared to $92,446 in 2019 while the median price was $50,000, compared with $55,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30.7%; it was 21.3% last year.

The Spring Sale continues Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

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Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Spring Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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