A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti brought $250,000 Oct. 14 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale.

A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti brought $250,000 Oct. 14 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale.

Joseph DiOrio

Gio Ponti Colt Tops OBS Session

Conquest Stables went to $250,000 for unraced colt Oct. 14.

A 2-year-old son of Gio Ponti  went to Conquest Stables for $250,000 Oct. 14 to top the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2015 Fall Mixed Sale.

Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent, the unraced dark bay or brown colt who breezed three furlongs in :33 flat at the under tack show, is out of Groovitude, by Dixie Union, a half sister to graded stakes winner Easter Gift.

For the racing age section, 54 horses brought a total of $769,100, compared with 51 horses selling for a total of $1,316,500 last year. The average price was $14,243, down from $25,814 a year ago, while the median was $6,000 compared with $11,500 in 2014. The buyback percentage was 26%, identical to last year.

Hangover Saturday (Hip 299), a 3-year-old, stakes-winning daughter of Pomeroy in foal to Big Drama, topped the open session Wednesday, going to Angela Ingenito for $45,000. Consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, she's out of Margarita Friday, by Johannesburg.

For the open session, 151 horses brought a total of $806,700, compared with 126 selling for a total of $617,600 in 2014. The average was $5,342, up from $4,902 a year ago. Median price was $4,200 compared with $2,850 last year. The buyback percentage was 24.1%, following a 30.4% rate a year ago.

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