01/28/2016 9:28PM

One More Shot sells for $145,000 at OBS

Email

The second and final day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. winter mixed sale ended Thursday with fairly steady returns in both its open and horses-of-racing-age sessions.

The day of selling closed with the horses-of-racing-age portion, which grossed $972,000 from 60 horses sold, down 21 percent from last year’s session, where 71 horses sold for $1,235,700. The average sale price declined 7 percent from $17,404 to $16,212, while the median rose 33 percent from $7,500 to $10,000.

One More Shot, a winning colt from the first crop of sire Trappe Shot, hammered for the highest price from either portion of Thursday’s session, selling to Jagger Inc., the racing operation of trainer Jamie Ness, for $145,000.

The 3-year-old colt has raced once, winning a mile-and-40-yard maiden special weight at Tampa Bay Downs by eight lengths Dec. 23. One More Shot was saddled by Ness that day for central Florida-based owner Niall Brennan, who consigned the horse as agent Thursday through his Niall Brennan Stables.

Bred in West Virginia by James Miller, One More Shot is out of the unplaced Tactical Cat mare Orion’s Daughter, whose two foals to race are both winners. His extended family includes Grade 1 winner Wickedly Perfect, Japanese Group 2 winner Hartley, and Grade 3 winner Sailors Sunset.

Brennan, a prominent consignor of 2-year-olds in training, was the racing-age session’s leading consignor, with six horses sold for $293,000, including two of the portion’s three most expensive offerings.

Jagger Inc. was the top buyer with four purchases totaling $199,500.

Earlier in the day, the open mixed session moved 165 horses for $1,197,300, up 10 percent from last year’s open catalog, which saw 142 horses sold for $1,091,100.

The average sale price fell 6 percent from $7,684 to $7,256, while the median remained steady at $4,000.

Topping the session was a yearling Scat Daddy filly who went to W.D. North Thoroughbreds and Morris Bloodstock, agent, for $105,000, making her the only six-figure horse in the open portion of the catalog.

The chestnut filly is the second foal out of the Grade 3-placed Songandaprayer mare Perennial Song, who has not yet had a starter. Bred in Florida by Westbury Stables and Alfonso Figliolia, the filly is from the family of Grade 1 winner Condo Commando and Grade 2 winner Yearly Report. Summerfield consigned the filly as agent.

The highest-priced broodmare of the open session was the stakes-winning E Dubai mare Izzie’s Gold, who sold pregnant by Itsmyluckyday to Terry Gabriel for $25,000.

The in-utero foal will be the second out of Izzie’s Gold, who won two of 20 starts for earnings of $145,454. Now a 7-year-old, Izzie’s Gold won the Louisiana Champions Day Lassie Stakes at Fair Grounds and placed in the Louisiana Futurity and Hallowed Dreams Stakes.

Izzie’s Gold is out of the stakes-placed Yes It’s True mare Yes It’s Gold, whose five foals to race are all winners, including stakes winner Lady Grantham. Izzie’s Gold was bred in Louisiana by Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and Walter New and was consigned Thursday by Summerfield, agent.

Summerfield was the session’s leading consignor by gross, with 29 horses sold for $478,700, including three of the day’s top five offerings in that segment of the catalog. W.D. North Thoroughbreds and Morris Bloodstock, as agent, were the session’s leading buyers, taking the top two lots of the day for a combined $165,000.