Mitole colt, The Factor filly top Select Yearling Sale

October 12, 2022

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OCALA, Fla.—A colt by Mitole and a filly by The Factor were both purchased by D. J. Stable LLC for $210,000 to share honors at the top of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2022 Selected Sale of Yearlings.

Hip No. 122, a son of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, is a bay colt out of Eenie Meenie Miney, by Uncle Mo, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Tableaux.

Hip No. 150, a bay filly by The Factor out of Honey Trap, by Medaglia d’Oro, consigned by Stuart Morris, Agent, is a half-sister to OBS October/March graduate Delight, winner of Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes (G2) last week.

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Hip No. 201, a son of Good Magic consigned by Bobby Jones Equine LLC, Agent, was sold to DILLIGAF, for $160,000. The chestnut colt, a half-brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Sarah Sis, is out of Emerald Gal, by Gilded Time.

CSV went to $155,000 for Hip No. 203, a son of Ghostzapper consigned by K P Sales, Agent for Westbury Stable. The chestnut colt is out of Hannahanna, by Malibu Moon, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Silent Bird.

Hip No. 100, a son of Awesome Slew consigned by Sue Vacek, Agent, was sold to Champion Equine LLC for $150,000. The bay colt, a half-brother to stakes placed OBS graduate Reckling, is out of Cash Reserve, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of graded stakes winner Private Treasure.

Hip No. 4, a son of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Sweet River Thoroughbreds, went to Mathis Stable LLC for $130,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Peppermint Fire, by Sidney’s Candy, from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Madam Fireplace.

Hip No. 14, a daughter of OBS graduate Sharp Azteca consigned by Goldencents Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold to de Meric Sales for $100,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Reign Suzanne, by Street Hero, a half-sister to graded stakes winning champion Academic.

Hip No. 30, a daughter of champion OBS graduate Mitole consigned by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, was sold to Classic Bloodstock for Gary Anderson for $125,000. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Sinister Siren, by Empire Maker, a half-sister to stakes placed Unanimously, from the family of champion OBS graduate Delightful Mary.

FMQ Stables went to $125,000 for Hip No. 66, a son of Not This Time consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent. A half-brother to graded stakes placed OBS graduate Scotland, the dark bay or brown colt is out of Varus, by Vicar, a half-sister to stakes placed Cape Good Hope.

Hip No. 137, a daughter of Mendelssohn also consigned by Whitman Sales LLC, Agent, was sold to R & E Bloodstock for $115,000. The dark bay or brown filly, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Market Town, is out of Geographic, by Empire Maker, from the family of champion Slew O’ Gold.

CSV went to $110,000 for Hip No. 144, a daughter of Mendelssohn consigned by Sennebec South Farm. The bay filly is out of Guise, by Exchange Rate, from the family of graded stakes winner Phoenix Tower.

Hip No. 131, a son of OBS graduate Coal Front consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent for Spendthrift Farm, was purchased for $105,000 by Janice Geeding. The dark bay or brown colt is out of stakes placed Fairy Star (AUS), by More Than Ready, a half-sister to grade one stakes placed Lizard Island.

Hip No. 106, a daughter of Nyquist consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, was sold for $100,000 to Dew Sweeper II. The chestnut filly is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Citizen Advocate, by Proud Citizen, a half-sister to the dam of champion Caledonia Road.

For the Selected Yearling Sale, 125 horses sold for a total of $6,101,000 compared with 104 yearlings bringing $4,539,000 a year ago. The average price was $48,808, up 34% compared with $43,644 last year, while the median price was $40,000, rising 25% compared with $32,000 in 2021. The buyback percentage was 33.2%; it was 22.4% a year ago.

The sale continues Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 251 – 684 selling in the Open session. The sale will again be streamed live via the OBS website as well as the DRF, TDN, BloodHorse and Pastthewire websites. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site.

In addition to catalogs for upcoming sales, the OBS website includes sales results, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers. E-Mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For catalogs or more information regarding the OBS October Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

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