$1.45-Million Arrogate Colt Tops OBS Spring Sale’s Opening Session by Edited Press Release|04.25.2023|7:20pm Arrogate at Juddmonte Farms Hip No. 253, a colt by Arrogate consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, went to Donato Lanni, Agent, for $1.45 million to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2023 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat at Monday's Under Tack session, is a half brother to stakes placed Sunset Promise out of Destine, by War Front from the family of champion Smoke Glacken. – Hip No. 215, a daughter of Bolt d'Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Lael Stable for $850,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat on Monday, is out of Creative Contessa, by Creative Cause, a half-sister to stakes winner Amiable Grace. – Hip No. 192, a son of Twirling Candy consigned by S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), Agent, went to Oliver St. Lawrence Bloodstock for $800,000. The dark bay or brown colt, whose eighth on Monday in :9 4/5 was the day's co-fastest at the distance, is out of graded stakes placed Conquest Babayaga, by Uncle Mo, from the family of Grade 1-winning OBS graduate Negligee. – Hip No. 229, a daughter of Uncle Mo consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was purchased by D. J. Stable LLC / Gary Barber for $675,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth on Monday in :10 1/5, is out of graded stakes winner Customer Base, by Lemon Drop Kid. – Hip No. 19, a son of Constitution consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was purchased by Cherie De Vaux, Agent for Belladonna Racing V for $500,000. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Sunday, is a half-brother to stakes winner Workaholic out of graded stakes placed Allez Marie. – Hip No. 103 a son of Violence consigned by Richardson Bloodstock, Agent, was sold to MyRacehorse and Edge Racing for $400,000. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth on Sunday in :10 flat, is out of Blues Corner, by Bluegrass Cat, a half-sister to graded stakes winner San Pablo. – Hip No. 299, a son of Justify consigned by Navas Equine was sold to Jay Em Ess Stable for $400,000. The chestnut colt, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was Monday's co-fastest at the distance, is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Lady Aurelia out of graded stakes winner D' Wildcat Speed, by OBS graduate Forest Wildcat. For the session, 161 horses brought a total of $22,003,000 compared with 180 selling for a total of $22,793,000 at last year's opening session. The average price was $136,665, up 7.9 percent compared to $126,628 in 2022 while the median price was $75,000, up 20 percent compared with $62,500 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 21.8 percent; it was 15.1 percent last year. The Spring Sale continues Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.'s 307 – 612 will be offered for sale.