03/10/2018 5:14PM

Goldencents juvenile ties OBS record for fastest quarter-mile


The third and final breeze show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March sale of 2-year-olds in training was highlighted by a record-tying performance by a first-crop Goldencents colt, who tied the auction company’s fastest time at a quarter-mile at 20 1/5 seconds.

Saturday’s blazing breeze came from Hip 567, a colt out of the unraced Unbridled’s Song mare Royale Paradise, whose first foal to race is a winner. Bred in Kentucky by Pollock Farms, the colt is from the family of Grade 2 winners Royale Michele and Cagey Exuberance as well as stakes winners Nimble, Lily La Belle, Killing Me, and Excess Thrilling.

Beryl Stokes Jr. bought the colt for $115,000 at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale. He is consigned by Hoby and Layna Kight as agent.

The time was two-fifths of a second faster than any other horse at the distance during the sale’s three breeze shows. The horses work over the Ocala Training Center’s all-weather Safetrack surface.

Other horses to stop the clock at 20 1/5 seconds at previous OBS sales include Mourinho, a contender on this year’s Kentucky Derby trail by Super Saver who sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds for $625,000 at last March’s sale. Amoral, a Scat Daddy colt, achieved the same time at the 2014 OBS June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale and sold to Stonestreet Stables for $270,000.

Nine horses equaled the fastest time at an eighth of a mile on Saturday, covering the distance in 9 4/5 seconds. Those efforts tied the fastest one-furlong workouts from the first two days of the under-tack show, bring the overall number to 19.

• Hip 97, a Shanghai Bobby colt out of the stakes-winning Is It True mare True Kiss, whose five winners from six runners include Grade 2-placed One True Kiss and Tiz Kissable. Consigned by King's Equine as agent, the colt is from the family of Canadian champion Kiss a Native; Grade 1 winners Silver Max and Yes It's True; and Grade 3 winner Prince of the Mt.

• Hip 392, a Stay Thirsty colt out of the winning Sky Mesa mare Jeannie S. The Florida-bred is from the family of Grade 1 winner Brass Hat and three-time Peruvian champion sprinter Good Shine. Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consigns him as agent.

• Hip 408, a first-crop Drill colt out of the unraced Harlan's Holiday mare Kenzie's Charm. Bred in Florida, the colt's page includes two-time Chilean champion Veedor, Grade 2 winner Sagasious, and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Miss Dominique. He is consigned by Advance Thoroughbreds as agent.

• Hip 447, a first-crop Strong Mandate colt out of the winning Majestic Warrior mare Majestic Stinger. Group 2 winner Gairloch is in the extended family, as is Grade 2-placed First Lieutenant. Wavertree Stables consigns the colt as agent.

• Hip 461, a Kitten's Joy filly out of the winning Hard Spun mare May Island. Consigned by Crane Thoroughbred Services as agent, the filly is from the family of Group 1 winner Conquer and Grade/Group 3 winners Triple Wow, Zilzal Zamaan, Hour of Justice, Levante Lion, and Tightend Touchdown.

• Hip 465, a City Zip colt out of the unraced First Samurai mare Meiann. The New York-bred, consigned as agent by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, is from the family of Grade 1 winners Power Broker and Miss Shop; Grade 2 winners Lay Down and Trappe Shot; and Grade 3 winner Tin Type Gal.

• Hip 524, an Orb colt out of the stakes-winning First Samurai mare Plethora. The New York-bred's page features Grade 2 winner Conserve, English Group 3 winner Long Lashes, and Grade 1-placed Just a Coincidence. Halcyon Hammock Farm consigns him as agent.

• Hip 549, a first-crop Mucho Macho Man filly out of the stakes-placed Rock Hard Ten mare Raucous Lady, who has had one runner. Grade 3-placed stakes winner Charming Ruckus can be found on the page. Halcyon Hammock Farm consigns as agent.

The sale is Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning each day at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.

To view results from Saturday’s under-tack show, click here.