OBS Sale Continues to Show Strength
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Hip 916, filly; Corinthian - Glacken's Mark by Smoke Glacken brought $320,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

A filly from the first crop of Corinthian   was purchased by trainer Mark Casse for $320,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2011 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training on April 20. 

Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, the bay filly produced from stakes winner Glacken’s Mark, by Smoke Glacken, worked a quarter in :21 1/5 during the Under Tack session. The filly was bred in Kentucky by John McLane and Irv Wiemer. Consigned to the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, the filly was bought back for $47,000.

For the session, 207 horses grossed $6,054,200, compared with 172 horses grossing $4,659,000 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $29,247, up 8% from $27,087 a year ago, while the median price was $20,000, an 11.1% increase over the $18,000 figure in 2010. The buyback percentage was 23%; it was 29.2% last year. Thirty horses sold for $50,000 or more compared with 23 a year ago.

The session’s second-highest price of $170,000 was paid by Patrice Miller, EQB Inc., agent, for Everybody’s Single, a colt by Rock Hard Ten consigned by agent Eddie Woods. The dark bay or brown colt, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Cute Cakes, by Lemon Drop Kid  . The colt’s third dam, Beware of the Cat (by Caveat), produced European champion and sire Hold That Tiger and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner and sire Editor's Note.

Bred in Kentucky by Ten Broeck Farm, Everybody's Single had gone through the sales ring twice previously. Consigned by Lane's End to the 2010 Keeneland January sale, the filly was purchased by Machmer Hall and Patrick Davis for $16,000. With Select Sales the consignor, the colt was purchased by Ken and Sarah K. Ramsey for $85,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Bringing the third-highest price of the day was a Ghostzapper   colt consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, who was sold to Michael Machowsky, agent, for $150,000. The bay colt, out of Jewel for a King, by Storm Cat, worked an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. Jewel for a King is a daughter of champion Jewel Princess, also the dam of stakes winner One Nice Cat. Bred in Kentucky by B. Flay Thoroughbreds, the colt was bought back for $140,000 as a weanling consigned to the  2009 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.

The sale concludes Thursday, April 21.

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