The 2023 Ocala Breeders’ March Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, held from March 20-22 in Ocala, Fla., saw eight Maryland-breds go through the ring, with six selling.

A chestnut colt by Munnings (Hip 431) led the way, selling for $130,000 to Gran Chanito Stable LLC. Consigned by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent XVII, he breezed an eighth of a mile in 10.0. Bred by Jay Addison Reese and foaled at GreenMount Farm in Reisterstown, the colt is the first foal out of the Discreetly Mine mare Discreet Deceit, an earner of $212,300. He initially sold as a yearling at the Keeneland September sale for $85,000. 

Hip 59, a son of Anchor and Hope stallion Bourbon Courage, went for $85,000 to Michael Dubb and The Elkstone Group LLC. Consigned by Thorostock LLC, he posted a quarter-mile in 21.2. The second foal out of the winning City Zip mare Society Hill, the bay colt was bred by Lady Olivia at North Cliff LLC and foaled at Anchor and Hope Farm in Port Deposit. His second dam is multiple stakes winner and $427,306-earner Freud’s Notebook. This is the second time he has sold at auction – Thorostock purchased him from his breeder for $10,000 at last fall’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic October sale. 

Four Maryland-bred sold in the ring, with two more selling post-sale. They averaged $67,333, with a median of $56,000.

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