Updated on 09/15/2011 12:54PM

Montbrook colt tops final OBS day


LEXINGTON, Ky. - A $60,000 Montbrook-Cozie Keri colt was Friday's final session topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale.

Eisaman Equine purchased the colt, a half-brother to stakes-placed Jestersluckyone, from the consignment of Cashel Stud, agent.

At Thursday's fourth session, a $95,000 End Sweep-Susie Smile colt brought the day's top price. Marion Montanari purchased the session-topper from the consignment of Cloverleaf Farms II, agent. The colt is the first foal for his dam, who is a half-sister to stakes-winner Lady Summerhill.

Overall, Thursday's session sold 175 yearlings for $1,562,800, up slightly from last year's equivalent session, which grossed $1,513,300 for 182 head. The average price rose 7 percent to $8,930, while the median dropped 7 percent to $5,200. Buy-backs also dipped slightly from last year's 30 percent to 29 percent this year.