Amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that created an ever-changing landscape for Thoroughbred sales across the country, seven Maryland-breds went through the ring at Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2020 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, with six selling, three for six-figures. The sale, rescheduled from its original dates in April, was held June 9-12 in Ocala, Fla.
Hip 976, a gray filly by The Factor out of the graded stakes-placed Malibu Moon mare Dream, sold for $300,000 to Willis Horton Racing LLC. Consigned by RiceHorse Stables (Brandon and Ali Rice), Agent II, the half-sister to stakes-placed Caught Dream’n (by Blame) breezed an eighth in :10.20. She was bred by Dark Hollow Farm, Dorsey Brown, Arnold Davidov and David Schwaber and sold as a yearling at Keeneland September for $100,000.
A Munnings colt out of the After Market mare Listen Boy, hip 63, was consigned by Grassroots Training & Sales LLC and sold for $140,000 to L.E.B., Agent for West Point Thoroughbreds Inc. Bred by Dr. and Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau, the dark bay worked an eighth in :10 flat. He was also a Keeneland September sales graduate when bringing $80,000 in 2019.
Hip 785, a Frosted colt out of the graded stakes-winning Unbridled mare Belterra, sold for $120,000 to G S Inversiones Hipicas from the consignment of Paul Sharp, Agent III. A half-brother to stakes winner Taketheodds (by Street Sense) and current stakes-placed 3-year-old Mine Not Mine (by Golden Lad), the dark bay worked an eighth in :10.40. He also sold for $80,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.
The Maryland-breds sold for an average of $122,167, 32 percent higher than the sale’s overall average.
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