Alphabet Soup Colt Tops Third OBSC Open Session

Alphabet Soup Colt Tops Third OBSC Open Session
Photo: Tony Leonard
Alphabet Soup

A colt by Alphabet Soup was purchased by Manor Farm for $185,000 to top the third open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s yearling sale Aug. 23.

Consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield, the gray or roan colt was produced from B Gone Blues, by Gone West, a daughter of graded stakes winner Beal Street Blues. The colt was bred in Ontario by Adena Springs.

The session’s second-highest price of $62,000 was paid by W R C Thoroughbreds for Bow Tie Pasta, a filly by Champali consigned by Land of Oz. The bay filly is out of Betty Spaghetti, by Honour and Glory.

The session’s third-highest price of $40,000 was shared by three yearlings.

A colt by Spanish Steps out of stakes winner Cailoto, by Let’s Go Blue, was purchased by Martin Stables for $40,000. The bay colt was consigned by Perrone Sales, Ltd., Agent. Quarter Pole Investment also paid $40,000 for a colt by Gimmeawink consigned by Summerfield. The bay colt is out of Countrywishingwell, by Country Pine, a full sister to stakes winner Springinthecountry.

A colt by Peace Rules consigned by Peggy S. Dellheim was bought by Vinery Stables for $40,000. The bay colt, out of Danzig Tiger, by Danzig Connection, is a half brother to stakes-placed Tyger River.

OBSC reported 187 horses were sold for a total of $2,036,300 during the session, compared with 200 horses grossing $1,837,700 at the corresponding session a year ago. The average price was $10,889, up 18.5% from $9,189 in 2006, while the median price of $6,000 represented a gain of 20% over the $5,000 session median a year ago. The buyback percentage was 30.9%; it was 28.3% last year.

The August yearling sale concludes Aug. 24, with the final open session beginning at 11 a.m.

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