Tagg Buys Gold Fever Colt in OBSC Finale

(from OBSC Sale release)
Dr. Decter, a colt by Gold Fever out of Spectacularjenelle, by Spectacular Bid, went to Barclay Tagg for $150,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2006 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

Consigned by agent Jimmy Miranda, the chestnut colt, a half brother to stakes placed Won Jenelle, worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, co-fastest at the distance at the Under Tack Show.

Bernie's Best Boy, a colt by Bernstein consigned by agent Robert McElroy, was purchased by Bear Stables, Ltd., for $92,000. The bay colt, who worked a quarter in :21 4/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Stage Bulletin, by Rare Performer, and is a half brother to stakes winner Basketball Court.

For the session, 128 2-year-olds sold for a total of $2,798,300. That compared with 147 horses grossing $2,639,500 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $21,862, up 21.7% from $17,956 a year ago, while the median price of $15,000 jumped 39.5% from $10,750 in 2005. The buyback rate was 17.9%; it was 25.7% last year.

Ten older horses brought a total of $58,300, averaging $5,830. That compared with nine horses grossing $55,900 and averaging $6,211 last year.

For the entire sale, 245 horses grossed $5,508,700. That compared with 304 youngsters bringing a total of $5,677,800 at last year's June Sale. The average price was $22,484, up 20.4% from $18,677 in 2005 and just short of the sale record of $23,550 set in 2004. The median price was $15,000, soaring 36.3% from $11,000 a year ago. The buyback rate was 27%; it was 29.1% last year.

The sale topper was a gray or roan colt by Smoke Glacken consigned by agent Eisaman Equine, which sold for $220,000 to Joe Brocklebank, agent for Jeff Singer Racing. Out of Lawana Go Fast, by Once Wild, the colt's quarter-mile clocking in :21 2/5 was the fastest at the distance at Saturday's Under Tack session. He is a half brother to stakes placed Dreams Go Bye.

The sale's highest priced filly was a bay by Danzig whose three-eighth mile breeze in :33 4/5 was the co-fastest work at the distance at the Under Tack Show. She sold to Carolyn Wilson for $200,000. Consigned by agent Eisaman Equine, she is out of Bubbly on Ice, by Marfa, and is a half sister to graded stakes placed Free Agent On Ice.

Next on the OBS calendar are the Selected Sale of Yearlings set for Aug. 21 and the Open Sale of Yearlings scheduled for Aug. 22-25.

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