Win Win Win Filly Hammers for $1.8M 

March 14, 2024

Left Hip 788 (Photo by Z), right, Hip 601 (Judit Seipert Photo). Photos courtesy of Ocala Breeders’ Sales

Authentic Colt brings $1M in OBS March Finale

Ocala Breeders’ Sale Release/Edited

OCALA, Fla.—The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2024 March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training concluded today. Hip No. 788, a daughter of Win Win Win consigned by Ocala Stud, was sold to Donato Lanni, Agent for Zedan Racing for $1.8-millon to top the third and final session. The bay filly, who sped a quarter in a track record equaling :20 1/5 at Saturday’s Under Tack session, is out of Unanimity, by Union Rags, from the family of grade one stakes winner Discreet Cat.

Hip No. 601, a son of Authentic consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Resolute Bloodstock for $1,000,000. The chestnut colt, who worked an eighth on Friday in :9 4/5, is out of stakes placed Ruby Trust, by Smart Strike, a daughter of graded stakes winner Queen Ofthe Catsle.

For the session, 125 horses sold for a total of $18,912,600 compared with 153 horses bringing $24,069,000 in 2023. The average price was $151,301 compared with $157,314. The median price was $80,000 compared with $75,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 29.8%; it was 17.7% last year.

For the entire sale, 447 horses grossed $66,487,600 compared with 464 bringing $71,473,500 in 2023. The average price was $148,742 compared with $154,038 last year and the median price was $75,000 unchanged from 2023. The buyback percentage was 25.1%; it was 20.7% in 2023.

Other top sellers were:

Hip No. 613, a daughter of Bernardini consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Speedway Stables, LLC, for $875,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is out of graded stakes winner Salamera, by Successful Appeal, a half-sister to stakes winner Vivaldi Girl.

Hideyuki Mori went to $800,000 for Hip No. 617, a son of Constitution consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, who breezed an eighth on Friday in :9 4/5. The chestnut colt is out of graded stakes winner Sand Puce (ARG) by Footstepsinthesand, a half-sister to stakes winner Stormy Publisher (ARG).

Hip No. 681, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was purchased by Seth Morris, Agent for Hit The Bid Stables for $600,000. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat, is a full sister to stakes winner Be Better out of Social Call, by Smart Strike.

AMO Racing went to $600,000 for Hip No. 832, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Kings Equine, Agent. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday, is out of graded stakes placed West Coast Chick, by Malibu Moon, a half-sister to grade one stakes winning OBS graduate Klimt.

Hip No. 639, a daughter of Game Winner consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold for $500,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent for Michael Lund Petersen. The bay filly, who breezed an eighth on Friday in :10 flat, is out of Sefani, by American Pharoah, a daughter of stakes winner Seacrettina.

MyRacehorse.com paid $500,000 for Hip No. 641, a son of Liam’s Map consigned by Scanlon Training & Sales, Agent, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat on Saturday. The gray or roan colt is out of Send Me On My Way, by Tiznow, a half-sister to graded stakes placed Roman Centurian, from the family of grade one stakes winner Finder’s Fee.

Hip No. 745, a daughter of Uncle Mo, consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, went to Louis Dubois, Agent for Wesley Ward, for $500,000. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 on Saturday was the session’s co-fastest, is out of graded stakes winner Take Charge Paula, by Take Charge Indy.  

Hip No. 849, a son of Authentic consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased for $450,000 by Rodolphe Brisset, Agent for Ann Harrison. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 flat, is out of Wise Strike, by Smart Strike, a half-sister to stakes winner Summer House.

Taproot Bloodstock, Agent, went to $325,000 for Hip No. 668, a son of Curlin consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. The chestnut colt worked an eighth on Saturday in :10 1/5, and is a half-brother to graded stakes winning OBS graduate Fore Left out of Simply Sunny, by Unbridled’s Song.

Hip No. 767, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent for the Complete Dispersal for Lothenbach Stables, Inc. went to T.W. Bachman for $325,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who galloped at the Under Tack Show, is out of graded stakes placed stakes winner Tomlin, by Distorted Humor, a daughter of graded stakes winner Belle of Perintown.

Hip No. 823, a daughter of Flatter consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold for $325,000 to Taproot Bloodstock, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who turned in an eighth in :10 1/5 on Saturday, is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Steal Sunshine, recent winner of the Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes (G2), out of Warm Sunshine, by Unbridled’s Song.

Hip No. 774, a daughter of McKinzie consigned by Old South Farm LLC, Agent, was sold to SBM, Agent, for $300,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth on Saturday in :10 1/5, and is out of Travelers’ Way, by Afleet Alex, a half-sister to grade one stakes winner Rattlesnake Bridge.

Next on the OBS schedule is the Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday, April 16th through Friday, April 19th. All sessions begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Under Tack Show begins Sunday, April 7th and continues through Saturday, April 13th with all sessions starting at 8:00 a.m.

Online bidding is available. Bidders must register in advance. For more information, please go to the OBS website at: online bidding information.

The Spring Sale will be streamed live on the OBS website at obssales.com, YouTube and the Blood-Horse, Daily Racing Form, TDN and Past The Wire websites.

Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Links on the homepage direct users to each site.

Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of all OBS sales. 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.

For more information regarding the March and Spring Sales or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.

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