Tapit Colt Tops OBS March Sale Opener

March 13, 2024

Hip 173. (Photo by Z)

Freshmen sire McKenzie does well on day one with two sales totaling over $1 million.

Ocala Breeders’ Sale Release

OCALA, Fla.—Hip No. 173, a son of Tapit consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent for the Complete Dispersal for Lothenbach Stables, Inc., went to West Point Thoroughbreds /D J Stable /C J, LEB Agent, for $1,200,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The gray or roan colt, who galloped at the Under Tack Show, is a half-brother to graded stakes winner She Can’t Sing out of Distorted Music, by Distorted Humor.

  • Katsumi Yoshida went to $850,000 for Hip No. 183, consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, a son of Not This Time who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Dos Vinos, by Twirling Candy, a half-sister to stakes winner China Grove.
  • Hip No. 89, a son of McKinzie consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to Bill Childs for $750,000. The bay colt, whose Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 was the session’s co-fastest at the distance, is a half-brother to graded stakes placed stakes winner Merveilleux out of Breech Inlet, by Holy Bull.
  • Hip No. 106, a son of Uncle Mo consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, was purchased for $750,00 by B S W / Crow Colts Group & Spendthrift Farm. The bay colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 is out of Canteen, by Candy Ride (ARG), from the family of graded stakes placed stakes winner Lady Melisi.
  • Woodford Thoroughbreds went to $700,000 for Hip No. 26, a daughter of Munnings consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was the day’s co-fastest, is a half-sister to grade one stakes winner Denman’s Call, out of Ansaam by Bernardini.
  • Hip No. 202, a son of OBS graduate Into Mischief consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, was sold to Muir Hut Stables LLC for $700,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is out of graded stakes winner Electric Forest, by Curlin, a daughter of graded stakes winner Forest Music.
  • Hip No. 267, a son of Curlin consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, went to On The Run Racing for $500,000. The bay colt, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5, is a half-brother to grade one stakes winning OBS March graduate My Conquestadory out of stakes placed Golden Artemis, by Malibu Moon.
  • Hip No. 17 a son of McKinzie consigned by Kings Equine, Agent, was sold for $450,000 to Jones / Everett, for Belmar Racing, RA Hill & Gargan Racing. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in a co-fastest Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, is out of stakes winner Altamura, by Artie Schiller, from the family of graded stakes winner Private Creed.
  • C H P Racing paid $450,000 for Hip No. 222, a daughter of Practical Joke consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Fierce Scarlett, by Scat Daddy, a half-sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Thank U Philippe.
  • Hip No. 30, a daughter of Bernardini consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, was sold to Simon Callaghan, Agent, for $400,000. The bay filly is out of Arbanne, by Midshipman, from the family of grade one stakes winner Condo Commando.
  • Hip No. 45, a son of Nyquist consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased for $380,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds for Rodeo Creek Racing LLC. The chestnut colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is out of Bashful, by Orb, a half-sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Left a Message.
  • Hip No. 14, a son of Omaha Beach consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Case Clay Thoroughbred Management for $350,000, The bay colt, who worked an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show, is out of All Dressed Up, by Super Saver, a daughter of stakes winner Dress the Part.
  • Whitehorse Stables went to $350,000 for Hip No. 191, a son of Global Campaign consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, is a half-brother to stakes winner The Absolute One out of Driving Rain, by Storm Cat. 

For the session, 153 horses sold for a total of $20,844,000 compared with 149 horses grossing $21,110,500 at last year’s first session. The average price was $136,235, compared with $141,681 a year ago, while the median price was $72,000 compared with $70,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 26.4 %; it was 22.8.% in 2023.

The March Sale continues Wednesday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. with Hip No.’s 285 – 568 set to go through the ring, streamed live via the OBS website at obssales.com and via the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

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