Destin Colt wins open session of OBS Winter Mixed Sale – Horse Racing News

Hip 505, a Destin colt, led the open session of the OBS Winter Mixed Sale.


hip no. 505, a son of Destin named Last Drink, commissioned by Sue Vacek, Agent, went to Rosewood Farm for $95,000 to top the Open Session of the 2022 OBS Winter Mixed sale on Wednesday. The gray or roan one-year-old colt is out of I Drink Alone, by Intidab, and is a half-brother of the bet winner Bust Another.

hip no. 454, a yearling daughter of Mendelssohn on behalf of Vargas Sales, Agent, was sold to Brookdale Farm for $75,000. The dark brown or bay filly is out of Charming Becky, by Dixie Union, from the family of Grade 1 winner Mandy’s Gold.

WD North Thoroughbreds LLC paid $55,000 for Hip No. 442, a son of The Factor at the behest of Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent. The yearling bay colt is out of Blameitonthebadboy, by Blame, a daughter of seeded Sky Haven.

Hip 472, a yearling son of Yoshida (JPN) commissioned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent, was purchased by Machmer Hall for $40,000. The dark brown or brown filly comes from De Marquee van Tiz Wonderful from the family of Canadian champion Bold Ruritana.

More Than A Party, Hip 562, was the top-selling broodmare of the open session for $52,000. Submitted by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, the winning bay mare ranking bets are by More Than Ready and from Party to Party, by Jules, of the immediate family of In Summation. She was sold in foal to Jess’s Dream.

For the Open session, 186 horses were sold for a total of $2,075,600, compared to 236 horses fetching $2,023,500 in 2021. The average price was $11,159 compared to $8,574 last year, while the median price was $7,000 compared to $4,000 a year ago. The buyback rate was 8.8 percent; in 2021 this was 19.7 percent.

For the Consignor Preferred session, 150 horses were sold for a total of $3,117,800, compared to 99 horses fetching $1,896,300 in 2021. The median price was $20,785 compared to $19,155 a year ago, while the median price $10,000 was compared to $10,100 last year. The buyback rate was 12.2 percent; last year it was 30.3 percent.

For the Horses of Racing Age session, 81 horses grossed $1,499,700, compared to 73 horses sold for a total of $1,692,500 in 2021. The average was $18,515, compared to $23,185 a year ago , while the median price was $11,000. Last year it was $13,000. The buyback rate was 10 percent; in 2021 it was 12 percent.

For the entire Winter Mixed Sale, 417 horses were sold for a total of $6,693,100, compared to 408 horses that fetched $5,612,300 last year. The average was $16,051, up from $13,756 in 2021, while the median price was $8,500, compared to $6,000 a year ago. The buyback rate was 10.3 percent; in 2021 this was 21.3 percent.

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