Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Stanley Hough as agent went to $180,000 to acquire Hip 69, a Stay Thirsty filly produced from the stakes-winning Seeking the Gold mare Broadway Gold. The mare, who was trained by Hough, has produced grade II winner Broadway’s Alibi, multiple grade III winner Golden Lad, and multiple stakes winner R Gypsy Gold. The filly was bred in Florida by Ocala Stud, which consigned her.
“I trained her mother and I have watched everything out of her and I wanted to buy part of that family,” said Hough, adding the filly was bought for a partnership. “It was mostly the mare, but with Stay Thirsty off to a good start that didn’t hurt.”
Stay Thirsty, who stands at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., for a $10,000 fee, has two winners from five starters.
Louis Linder Jr. purchased Hip 7, a Stay Thirsty filly from the Top Line Sales consignment for $100,000. She is out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Baltic Flier, a half sister to grade II winners Caller One and Prospect Bay and to multiple stakes winner Unbridled Sidney. The filly, bred in Kentucky by Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds and Fox-Straus, was bought by B.L.B. for $100,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale last year and was a $70,000 RNA at the OBS March sale.
Also bringing a bid of $100,000 from Little Red Feather Racing was Hip 63, a filly sired by Bodemeister consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent. The half sister to grade III winner Hierro and multiple stakes winner Cherokee Triangle is out of stakes-placed Brief Bliss, by Navarone. Bred in Florida by Sally J. Andersen, the filly was bought by McCrocklin for $60,000 from the Kaizan Sales consignment at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.
Bodemeister, who is the sire of stakes winner Bode's Dream from his first crop, stands at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., for a $30,000 fee,