03/16/2011 12:35PM

OBS sale: Baffert client pays $925K for Flatter colt


Kaleem Shah gave the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s select 2-year-old market a lift Wednesday morning, bidding $925,0000 for a Flatter colt. The colt, Hip No. 265, had the under-tack show’s fastest quarter-mile time last week, 20.60 seconds.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert signed the ticket for Shah.

Eisaman Equine consigned the bay colt, a son of the unraced Quiet American mare Silence Please. The colt is a half-brother to stakes winner Sky Music. The last time he was in an auction ring, he sold for $90,000 at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga yearling sale; Cobra Farm was the buyer.

Hip No. 265’s price easily outstripped the session-topping price at Tuesday’s opener. That was the $400,000 the Japanese company K.K. Eishindo paid for the Old South Farm agency’s first-crop son of Scat Daddy out of Madagascat.

Wednesday’s session was the last of two at the OBS March select yearling sale. The auction takes place at the OBS facility in Ocala, Fla.