03/17/2016 12:46PM

Bodemeister tops freshman sires at OBS


The multiple classic-placed Grade 1 winner Bodemeister, who has been a commercial standout at every point of his nascent career, recorded the highest price for a freshman sire at the OBS March sale.

A colt by the young WinStar Farm stallion and out of the winning A.P. Indy mare Indy’s Windy sold for $435,000 to the partnership of WinStar Farm and China Horse Club. Indy’s Windy is a half-sister to champion Banshee Breeze, stakes winner Unbridled Wind, and stakes-placed winners Hard Facts and Charm, the latter a stakes producer. The colt was consigned by Hoppel’s Horse and Cattle Co. as agent.

Bodemeister finished with three juveniles sold for prices in excess of $250,000, while another WinStar Farm freshman, Gemologist, also had a pair in that group.

Multiple Grade 1 winner To Honor and Serve was represented by a $400,000 colt from his first crop, sold to Three Chimneys Bloodstock. The colt, from the family of Kentucky Oaks winner Blushing K. D., was consigned by Bridlewood Farm. To Honor and Serve stands at Gainesway Farm.

The third-highest price by a freshman sire was for a filly by The Factor who sold for $375,000 to Speedway Stables. The filly, consigned by Eddie Woods as agent, tied for the fastest quarter-mile breeze at the under-tack preview show, working in 20 2/5 seconds.

The Factor stands at Lane’s End Farm, as does Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags, whose top price of the sale was a $300,000 filly sold to H N D Bloodstock.