Hip No. 30, a yearling daughter of Violence consigned by Gem Racing, Inc. was sold for $200,000 to SBM, Agent for East Hickman Racing, to top the Consignor Preferred Session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2018 Winter Mixed Sale on Wednesday. The dark bay or brown filly is out of stakes winner Carphonic, by Lion Heart.
Hip No. 5, a yearling daughter of More Than Ready consigned by Select Sales, Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $170,000. The chestnut filly is out of Again, by Unbridled's Song, a daughter of grade one stakes winner Shine Again.
Hip No. 82, a yearling daughter of Liam's Map consigned by Pelican State Thoroughbreds was purchased by Three Diamonds Farm for $150,000. Out of Groton Circle, by Mr. Greeley, a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winner Abraham, she's a half sister to Supreme Aura, unbeaten in his first two starts.
Brookstone Farm went to $120,000 for Hip No. 24, a dark bay or brown yearling filly by Violence consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. A half sister to stakes placed Fly Friendly Sky, she's out of Callie's Joy, by Distorted Humor.
Stuart Morris, Agent for Highclere, consigned Hip No. 190, a yearling bay filly by Quality Roadpurchased by de Meric Stables, Agent, for $115,000. She's out of grade one stakes placed stakes winner Saucey Evening, by More Than Ready.
Hip No. 44, a yearling son of Palace Malice consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, Agent, was sold for $100,000 to Baccari Bloodstock LLC. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Colonel Dettwiller, by Colonel John, a half sister to millionaire grade one stakes winner Yes It's True.
Hip No. 128, a dark bay or brown Cairo Prince colt consigned by Kaizen Sales (Richard Kent), Agent, went to de Meric Stables, Agent, for $100,000. He's out of McSpice, by Pulpit, a half sister to stakes winner Flavor.
For the Consignor Preferred session, 144 horses sold for a total of $3,567,200, compared with 91 horses grossing $1,586,000 in 2017. The average price was $24,772, up 42% compared with $17,429 a year ago, while the median price rose 40% to $14,000 compared with $10,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 31.1%; it was 43.5% last year. Six horses brought $100,000 or more compared with one last year.
Hip No. 343, Bring Joy, an unraced 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy consigned by Eisaman Equine, Agent, was sold to Eddie Plesa, Agent, for $110,000 to top the Horses of Racing Age section. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed three eighths at the Under Tack Show in :32 4/5, is a half sister to stakes winner Courtside out of Wet, by Boston Harbor.
Hip No. 287, Terminology, a 3-year-old bay filly by Bernardini consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, Agent, went to Loooch Racing for $65,000. Out of Her Own Terms, by Storm Cat, she's a half sister to graded stakes placed stakes winning OBS graduate Stormin Monarcho.
Richard Hendrik went to $50,000 for Hip No 345, Geyser, a son of the Factor consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The gray or roan 3-year-old colt, a half brother to stakes placed Kens Cape, is out of Wild Country, by Unbridled.
For the Horses of Racing Age session, 53 horses grossed $838,000 compared with 57 selling for a total of $656,000 in 2017. The average was $15,811, up 37.4% from $11,509 a year ago, while the median price was $9,000 compared to $8,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 15.9%; it was 12.3% in 2017.