The OBS March Sale allowed the positive attitude regarding two-year-old sales season to skyrocket, as a record average and median were set, as well as a tied record sales topper. The auction spanned a pair of sessions – one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday. By the conclusion of the sale, 182 of the 345 cataloged horses sold for an average price of $158,632. Of my top 23 selections, 16 sold, 5 did not reach their reserve, and 2 were declared out of the auction. My top picks sold for a total of $3,008,000 - with an average of $180,000 - $21,368 more than the entire sale’s average.
Listed below are the horses featured in Part One, with descriptions of the results of the auction:
Hip #25: Sold to Doble Jak Investments LLC for $23,000.
Hip #47: Purchased by Barry Berkelhammer, Agent for $140,000.
Hip #61: Drove the hammer to $60,000, but did not reach his set reserve.
Hip #65: Sold for $90,000 to L E B.
Hip #75: Sold post-sale to Reddam Racing LLC for $210,000.
Hip #98: Purchased for $340,000 by Pelican LLC, Peter Miller, Agent.
Hip #110: Acquired by Barry Berkelhammer, Agent for $90,000.
Hip #129: This colt, who was one of my selections at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton July Sale, was declared out of the sale.
Hip #135: Purchased by JK Racing Stable LLC for $115,000.
Hip #144: For the price of $50,000, this filly was bought by Rontos Racing Stable Corporation.
Hip #154: Sold post-sale for $45,000 to Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent.
Hip #163: Reached a final bid of $95,000 but did not reach his reserve.
Hip #186: Drove hammer to $32,000 without attaining his reserve.
Hip #195: Sold to McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, Agent for $140,000.
Hip #198: Purchased post-sale by Long Lake Stables LLC for $40,000.
Hip #199: This colt was withdrawn from the sale.
Hip #266: Bought by John McKay, Agent for $370,000.
Hip #277: Reached a final bid of $55,000 but did not reach her reserve.
Hip #285: Purchased by Cheyenne Stables LLC for $400,000.
Hip #296: Sold to Repole Stables for $325,000.
Hip #304: Drove the hammer to $45,000 but did not reach his reserve.
Hip #341: Sold for $115,000 to Champion Equine LLC.
Hip #343: Purchased by Gary Young, Agent for Deron Pearson for $485,000.