OBS Sale

OBS Sale

Joe DiOrio

Stormello Colt Tops June OBS Finale

For the session, 168 2-year-olds grossed $3,531,200, averaging $21,019.

A colt by Stormello consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, agent, went to trainer Bob Baffert, agent, for $300,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2011 June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age. At last year’s OBS August yearling sale, Blue River bought the colt for $25,000 from Kaizen Sales, agent.

The colt, whose quarter-mile time of :20 4/5 was the sale’s fastest at the distance, is out of Puff the Magic (by Red Ransom), a daughter of stakes winner Miss Power Puff.

For the session, 168 2-year-olds grossed $3,531,200, averaging $21,019 with a $10,000 median price. The buyback percentage was 26.3%. Five older horses sold for total of $19,400, averaging $3,880.

A filly by Proud Accolade consigned by Lynne Boutte, agent, bought the next highest price, selling for $200,0000 to Patrice Miller and Jeff Seder EQB, agent. The filly, a half sister to stakes winner Too Experience out of Lake Victoria  (by Meadowlake), worked an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5, the sale’s fastest at the distance.

A colt by Lawyer Ron consigned by Jimmy Miranda, agent, went to Nick J. Hines, agent, for $100,000. The  colt, who worked an eighth of a mile in :10 3/5, is out of Livia B Quick, by Crafty Prospector.

A filly by Yes It's True consigned by W.D. North Thoroughbreds, agent, also sold for $100,000, She was bought by Bortolazzo Stables. The filly, who worked three eighths in :33 4/5, is out of stakes winner Once Around, by You and I.

For the sale, 339 2-year-olds brought a total of $7,121,700, compared to 230 2-year-olds grossing $4,912,100 in last year’s single session. The average price was $21,008 compared to $21,357 last year, while the median price was $10,000 compared to $15,000 in 2010. The buyback percentage was 27.9%; it was 31.3% a year ago. Eleven horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with seven last year.

Next on the OBS calendar is the selected sale of yearlings, set for August 23, and the open sale of yearlings, scheduled for August 24-25.

Complete June sale results can be found in the OBS website at www.obssales.com. For more information regarding the June Sale, August Sale or the OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154.