Here is a list of the horses in the March 17 second session of the the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida that could bring a lot of money, according to buyers and consignors:
Hip No. 182, Tura Lura, a colt by Johannesburg – Lullaby, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
“He’s a big, big Johannesburg that has a huge stride to him,” said Dean De Renzo. “He’s a 16-hand, May 10 foal. He’s out of an Unbridled's Song mare, and he looks like Unbridled’s Song.”
Hip No. 190, a filly by More Than Ready – Meadow Silk, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent.
“She has a lot of pedigree,” said Lance Robinon, Jerry Bailey’s partner, of this chestnut juvenile, which is a half-siser to Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner Star Dabbler (by Saint Ballado). “She’s really done well mentally here. She’s done everything we’ve asked her to do.”
Hip No. 206, Dancing Destiny, a filly by Tapit – Ms Proud Destiny, by Artax. Consigned by All In Sales, agent.
“She is a big, stretchy, elegant filly; she’s more refined than most Tapits,” said All In Sales’ Tony Bowling. “She’s a two-turn-looking filly that’s 16.2 hands. She looks like she’ll go all day long, but yet gets across the ground nice. She went a tight :10 3/5 (for an eighth of a mile) and looked really good doing it.”
Hip No. 208, a colt by Purge – Mystical Beauty, by Cobra King. Consigned by Flying Fish, agent.
“He’s a beautiful horse; he’s got a lovely walk,” said Flying Fish’s Art Fisher of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is a half brother to Canadian stakes winner Oldredlgetcha (by Limehouse ). “He’s a different model than his half brother. He’s a thicker, bigger, better model. He has a lovely stride. He’s never going to be one of those horses that works (an eighth of a mile) in :10 1/5. He’s going to be one of those that goes two turns.”
Hip No. 246, a colt by Bluegrass Cat – Reason to Talk, by Sabona. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
“He’s a really good mover and a big, good-looking horse,” said Dean De Renzo of this bay juvenile, which was produced from a stakes winner.
Hip No. 256, a colt by Grand Slam – Roman Romance, by San Romano. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent.
“He’s a big, strapping, beautiful moving horse that looks like he could mature into any kind of individual,” de Meric said. “He’s very, very balanced for a horse his size, and he has lots of scope and stretch. He’ll make a lovely 3-year-old.”
Hip No. 268, a filly by Exchange Rate – Sangue too Loud, by Slew Sangue. Consigned by Flying Fish, agent.
“She’s going to be a two-turn horse,” said Flying Fish’s Art Fisher. “She has a really good mind and just loves the game.”
Hip No. 270, Wicked Speed, a filly by Macho Uno – Sararegal, by Regal Classic. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent.
“This is a lighter-framed, very athletic, exceptionally good-moving filly with a nice pedigree,” said de Meric of this half sister to Canadian Horse of the Year and grade III winner Fatal Bullet (by Red Bullet).”
Hip No. 282, a filly by Badge of Silver – Silver Bride, by Runaway Groom. Consigned by Leprechaun Racing, agent.
“She went (an eighth of a mile) in :10 (tying a Henny Hughes colt for the fastest time at the distance), and she galloped out very fast,” said Leprechaun’s Mike Mulligan. “She’s beautiful on the end of the shank, and she’s very nice filly all the way around.”
Hip No. 288, a filly by Offlee Wild – Slews Majesty, by Slew City Slew. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“She’s a got a sane head on her; she’s really, really professional,” said Eisaman Equine’s Shari Eisaman. “She just handles everything really well.”
Hip No. 291, Noble Exchange, a colt by Exchange Rate – Social Scene, by Tabasco Cat. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“He’s just a freak,” said Eisaman Equine’s Shari Eisaman of this gray or roan juvenile, which worked a quarter mile in :21, the fastest time for the distance in the auction’s under tack show. “He’s always been a bullet proof horse. The first time we worked him he was all business. He knew what he was doing. We didn’t have to teach him anything. He’s a horse that improves every time you ask him to do something.”
Hip No. 303, a colt by Malibu Moon – Summit Life, by Mt. Livermore. Consigned by Ricky Leppala, agent.
“He worked really nice and moved real well on the racetrack (completing an eighth of a mile in :10 2/5),” Leppala said.
Hip No. 306, a colt by Henny Hughes – Tacticmove, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by James Layden, agent.
“He’s just a pleasure to be around; he’s a good-minded colt that’s easy to deal with and loves what he does," said Layden of this bay juvenile, which shared the sale’s fastest time for an eighth of a mile of :10 with a Badge of Silver filly. “Under a little different conditions, he could have worked :9 and change, but the track is a little slower and there was some headwind, too. He’s been training super all winter.”
Hip No. 309, a colt by Yes It's True – Tappin for Gold, by Pleasant Tap. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“He worked (an eighth of a mile) in :10 4/5, and he’s always acted like he wanted to be a mile-and-a-half horse,” said Eisaman Equine’s Shari Eisaman. “He’s a big, pretty, good-moving horse.”
Hip No. 310, a colt by Indian Charlie – Teak Totem, by Northern Afleet. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“He’s a Florida-bred, so he’s been living outside; he hasn’t been in a stall all his life,” said Shari Eisaman of Eisaman Equine. “He’s not huge like Indian Charlie, but he’s good-sized. He’s a really beautiful horse. He’s a typical running Indian Charlie.”
Hip No. 320, a colt by Rockport Harbor – Trav n’ Kris, by Snow Chief. Consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, agent.
“He’s a real good representative of his dad,” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne. “He’s a solid, workman-like horse, a big rawboned horse that doesn’t look he’ll be fast. He looks like he’s two turns all the way. Then he goes out and breezes, and he breezes really quick (covering an eighth of a mile in :10 2/5). If you can get a quick one that goes two turns, that’s usually what they (the buyers) like.”
Hip No. 323, colt by Giant's Causeway – Twenty Eight Carat, by Alydar. Consigned by All In Sales, agent.
“He’s always been a nice colt, but for a May 17 baby, he’s a big, strapping, good-looking horse that’s going in the right direction,” said All In Sales’ Tony Bowling of this half brother to Irish champion Heart Shaped (by Storm Cat) and grade I winner A P Valentine (by A.P. Indy). “He’s a big, long-reaching, pretty moving colt on the racetrack with a ton of pedigree – probably the best pedigree in the sale. He’s the whole package.”
Hip No. 336, a colt by Stormy Atlantic – Willow Rush, by Wild Rush. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s doing really well,” said Jerry Bailey’s partner, Lance Robinson. “We think he’s probably going to be a good 2-year-old. He should go right on from here. He’s done everything we’ve asked of him, and he’s handled the sale, so far, really well.”
Hip No. 339, Bound for Eden, a filly by Tapit – Word Puzzle, by Ghazi. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“She’s a very typical Tapit,” Niall Brennan said. “She’s a beautiful, ‘scopey’ filly with a great mind. She’s very athletic and very sound. She wants to go a distance of ground and will get better and better in my opinion. She’s just a really quality filly.”