Spring Mountain was among the standouts Friday during the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida. The bay colt turned in the fastest time for a quarter-mile over the auction firm’s synthetic Safetrack surface, stopping the clock in :21.
Sired by Monashee Mountain, Spring Mountain is the first foal out of the 6-year-old unraced Stravinsky mare Spring, who is from the family of Argentine champion and North American grade I winner Gentlemen. Spring Mountain’s consignor is Robert Smith Racing and Sales, agent.
Eight horses each cbreezed an eighth of a mile in :10, which was the fastest clocking at that distance. They included a Northern Afleet – Singapore Sting filly, consigned by Terry Oliver and Bo Hunt’s O & H Bloodstock; a Littleexpectations – Snooker colt named Lottaexpectations, consigned by W.D. North Thoroughbreds, agent; an Officer – Spanish Glitter filly, consigned by Jennifer Maselli, agent; and a City Zip – Sugar Cake filly, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. The others were a Posse – Sweet Tejano filly named Sejano, consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent; a Deputy Wild Cat – That’s Amore filly, consigned by O & H Bloodstock, agent; an Orientate – Violet Lady colt, consigned by Ricky Leppala, agent; and a Cuvee – Wacissa colt, consigned by Ciaran and Amy Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, agent.
A Black Mambo – Willa colt was the quickest worker at three-eighths of a mile, completing the distance in :33 2/5. He is out of the 12-year-old winning Mountain Cat mare Willa, who is from the family of grade II winner March Magic. The Black Mambo colt is consigned by Michael Yates’ Shadybrook Farm, agent.
The OBS spring sale starts Monday and runs through Thursday, with selling beginning at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) each day.