Double Honor Colt Sells for OBSC June Record Price

A record price for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2002 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age was established Tuesday when William J. Condren paid $310,000 for College Honor, a colt by Double Honor consigned by Farnsworth Farms.

The dark bay or brown colt produced from Camptown Miss (by Carr de Naskra) is a half sister to stakes winner Applebred. During Saturday's Under Tack Show, the colt when he zipped three-eighths in :33 2/5, the fastest work at the distance for the two days of workouts. The price eclipses the previous June sale record of $200,000.

Tuesday's second-highest price was paid by Anthony Gordon, on behalf of Alfred J. Hemlock, who went to $130,000 for a bay colt by Elusive Quality out of Loose Park (Stop the Music) consigned by Gabriel Dixon. A half brother to graded stakes winner Chamrousse, recent winner of Pimlico's Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, his eighth of a mile work in :10 2/5 was co-fastest of the Under Tack Show.

OBSC reported 122 horses brought a total of $2,597,600 during Tuesday's first session, compared with 108 juveniles selling for $2,029,600 at last year's opening session. The average price was $21,292, up 13.3% from $18,793 a year ago, while the median price was $10,000, identical to the median at the corresponding session last year. The buyback percentage dropped to 27.8% from 36.8% a year ago.

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