06/21/2011 9:17PM

OBS Tuesday session topped by $300K Bernstein colt


A $300,000 Bernstein colt was the highest-priced horse sold Tuesday at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s reformatted June 2-year-old and racing-age auction.

The sale, expanded this year from one to two sessions, ended its first day with 159 horses sold and a buyback percentage of 34. The session’s gross was $3,484,000, and average and median were $21,912 and $10,000, respectively.

Patrice Miller of the EQB agency paid $300,000 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 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 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.

The sale continues with its second and final session Wednesday, offering Hip Nos. 312-623. THe session starts at 10:30 a.m. at the OBS sale pavilion in Ocala, Fla.