Distorted Humor Colt Paces June Sale Finale

Distorted Humor Colt Paces June Sale Finale
Photo: Louise Reinagel
Tempered Fate, a colt by Distorted Humor, topped the final session of the OBSC sale.
(from Ocala Breeders' Sales Company release)

Tempered Fate, a colt by Distorted Humor   consigned by agent Sequel Bloodstock (Becky Thomas), was sold for $260,000 to Zayat Stables to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

The chestnut colt, who galloped at the Under Tack Show, is out of Sweet Serendipity, by Salt Lake, a half sister to champion Anees.

A colt by Grand Slam consigned by Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent for Vision Sales, went to Vision Racing LLC for $220,000. The chestnut colt, whose quarter in :21 2/5 was co-fastest at Sunday’s Under Tack session, is out of stakes placed Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy.

Mike Shustek went to $140,000 for a Forest Wildcat colt consigned by Cloverleaf Farms II and Brent Fernung, agent. The bay colt, out of graded stakes placed Rhiana, by Runaway Groom, zipped an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.

For the session, 153 2-year-olds grossed $3,659,600, compared with 128 selling for a total of $2,798,300 at the corresponding session last year. The average price was $23,919, up 9.4% from $21,862 last year, while the median price was $14,000 compared with $15,000 in 2006. The buyback percentage was 28.1%; it was 17.9% last year. Nineteen horses brought $50,000 or more compared with 13 last year.

Eight older horses sold for a total of $65,800, averaging $8,225, compared with ten selling for $58,300 and averaging $5,830 last year.

For the entire sale, 308 horses brought a total of $6,794,900, compared with 245 horses grossing $5,508,700 at last year’s June Sale. The average price was $22,061, compared with $22,484 in 2006, while the median price was $14,000 compared with $15,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 32.3%; it was 27% last year. Thirty three horses sold for $50,000 or more compared with 21 in 2006. Nine horses sold for $100,000 compared with five last year.

Next on the OBS calendar is the Selected Sale of Yearlings, set for Aug. 20, and the Open Sale of Yearlings, scheduled for Aug. 21-24.

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