06/21/2011 3:51PM

Bernstein colt sells for $300,000 at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company auction


Five juveniles brought six figures Tuesday in the early hours of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June 2-year-old and racing-age auction.

Patrice Miller of the EQB agency paid $300,000 – the session-leading price at 3:30 p.m. – for a Bernstein son of Within, a Rahy mare. The dark bay or brown colt is a half-brother to winner Wiest, and his family includes Grade 1 winners Chief’s Crown and Classic Crown. The colt’s eighth-mile time of 10 seconds at Saturday’s under-tack show was the co-fastest for the day and second-fastest overall.

Robert Brewer was the consignor.

Later in the afternoon, Miller also went to $100,000 for Hip No. 149, a More Than Ready-Designatoree colt consigned by the McKathan Bros. agency. The bay is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Voice of Destiny and to Hollow Design, the dam of another Grade 3 winner in Actin Good. He worked an eighth-mile in 10.2 seconds.

The second highest-priced horse at that hour was a $220,000 Elusive Quality filly that also had worked an eighth in 10 seconds. Justice Family Racing purchased the dark bay or brown daughter of stakes-placed Di’s Delight. Paul Sharp’s agency consigned the filly.

Another 10-second worker from Saturday brought six figures from Justice Family Racing at Tuesday’s opening session. That was Hip No. 80, a $150,000 Leroidesanimaux colt out of Booly, a Grade 3 winner by Apalachee. Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co., agent, consigned the chestnut colt.

A Congrats colt out of Allen’s Ms drew a $175,000 final bid from agent James DiVito. The dark bay or brown colt had worked an eighth-mile in 10.4 seconds on Saturday and is from the same family as Grade 2 winner Love of Money. Eddie Woods, agent, consigned the colt.

The sale was to continue with Hip Nos. 312-623.