$1.7 Million Tapit Colt Tops Third OBS Spring Sale Session; Average Up 54 Percent - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report
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$1.7 Million Tapit Colt Tops Third OBS Spring Sale Session; Average Up 54 Percent

Tapit

Hip No. 885, a son of Tapit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold for $1.7-million to Lane's End Racing & West Point TB, L.E.B., Agent, to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2022 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training in Ocala, Fla. The gray or roan colt, who breezed a quarter in :20 4/5 at Friday's Under Tack session, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Annual Report out of Pension, by Seeking the Gold.

Other top offerings from Thursday's session:

  • Hip No. 844, Hazing, a son of Into Mischief consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was sold to C H P Racing for $870,000. The bay colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at Thursday's Under Tack session, is out of No Curfew, by Curlin, from the family of Grade 1 stakes winner To Honor and Serve.
  • Cherie DeVaux, Agent, paid $685,000 for Hip No. 895, a son of City of Light consigned by Mayberry Farm, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Friday, is out of stakes placed Pleasant Mine, by Mineshaft, from the family of graded stakes winner Tap Dance.
  • Hip No. 899, a son of Bolt d'Oro consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, went to Ellman, Plesa, Glassman, E. Plesa, Agent, for $675,000. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Harpers First Ride out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful.
  • Hip No. 709, a son of Medaglia d'Oro consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, was sold to BBA Ireland Limited for $650,000. The gray or roan colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Mahasen, by Tapit, a half sister to graded stakes winner Shagaf.
  • Hip No. 904, an Irish-bred daughter of Kingman consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, was purchased for $650,000 by Lauren Carlisle, Agent. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 flat, is out of Post Perfection, by Majesticperfection, a half sister to graded stakes winner Hello Liberty.
  • Talla Racing & Rockingham Ranch, Sweetwater, Agent, went to $575,000 for Hip No. 839, a daughter of Cairo Prince consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent. The gray or roan filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest at Thursday's Under Tack session, is a half sister to graded stakes winner Gibberish out of Nippy, by Pulpit.
  • Hip No. 717, a daughter of Army Mule consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, was sold to Lael Stable for $450,000. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5 on Thursday, is out of Mandolin, by Midnight Lute, a daughter of graded stakes winner War Thief.
  • Mike Ryan, Agent, went to $450,000 for Hip No. 762, a daughter of Justify consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent. The bay filly, who worked an eighth in :10 1/5, is a half sister to graded stakes placed Carried Interest out of Missamerica Bertie, by Quiet American, a full sister to graded stakes winner Allamerican Bertie.
  • Hip No. 851, a son of Tapwrit consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was sold to West Point TB's/Mike Talla Racing, L.E.B., Agent for $450,000. The gray or roan colt, whose Under Tack quarter in :21 flat was co-fastest on Thursday, is out of Oh Kay See, by Notional, a half sister to Grade 1 stakes winner So Many Ways.
  • Hip No. 641, a daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Julie Davies LLC, Agent, was sold to Ben Gase for $400,000. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 on Wednesday, is out of Laid Back Lady, by Hold Me Back, a half sister to Grade 1 stakes winner The Groom Is Red.
  • MyRacehorse.com / Dan Agnew paid $400,000 for Hip No. 661, a son of Good Magic consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent. The dark bay or brown colt, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :20 4/5 on Wednesday, is a half brother to graded stakes winner Soldat out of Le Relais, by Coronado's Quest.
  • Hip No. 747, a daughter of Curlin who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 2/5 on Thursday, was purchased by Solis / Litt Bloodstock for $400,000. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, the dark bay or brown filly is out of Grade 1 stakes winner Midnight Lucky, by Midnight Lute, from the family of Grade 1 stakes winner Hookedonthefeelin.

For the day, 173 horses brought a total of $ 23,658,000, compared with 167 selling for $14,834,500 at last year's third session. The average price was $136,751, up 54% compared to $88,829 in 2021 while the median price was $65,000, compared with $45,000 a year ago. The buyback percentage was 16.0%; it was 12.6% last year. The Spring Sale continues Friday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No.'s 925 – 1231 will be offered for sale.

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Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated frequently during each session of the Spring Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to [email protected].

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