12/07/2017 10:38AM

Shackleford filly tops Ohio mixed sale

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Barbara D. Livingston
Shackleford was sire to a yearling that led Sunday's Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale.

The first edition of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners mixed sale in more than a decade was led by a $15,000 yearling Shackleford filly Sunday.

Held at Majestic Farm in Batavia, Ohio, Sunday’s auction saw 60 horses sold for revenues of $156,600 and an average sale price of $2,160.

"The venue at Majestic Farm and the consignors that brought their horses put on an excellent presentation,” said OTBO executive director John Engelhardt. “I believe there were a lot of onlookers that just wanted to see if we could pull it off and it was standing room only in the sales ring. The flow of the sale went very smoothly and sellers that sold were pleased that the buyers were from Ohio, so they will see stallion and breeder’s awards down the road.

"From the beginning we were supported by the Ohio HBPA, and it was great to see so many members on the grounds who were bidding and buying,” Engelhardt said. “It was a definite learning curve, but I believe we have proved we can put together a positive platform for Ohio breeders and buyers to do business.”

Shane Meyers bought sale-topper Shack’s Sweetie, a yearling Shackleford filly, for $15,000.

The chestnut filly is out of the winning Majestic Warrior mare Bumba Bumba, whose first foal to race is a juvenile full sister to Shack’s Sweetie who is unplaced in one start.

Bred in Ohio and consigned by Michael Winings, Shack’s Sweetie is from the family of Grade 2 winners Sightseeing, Living Vicariously and Grade 3 winners With Distinction and Serious Spender. Winings bought Bumba Bumba, in foal for the first time to Shackleford, for $7,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The auction’s racing-age offerings were led by Mixed Colors, a stakes-placed Mixmaster gelding who went to Paul Groves for $8,000.

The Ohio-bred 3-year-old Mixed Colors has won three of 27 starts for earnings of $67,921, and finished third in last year’s Ruff/Kirchberg Memorial Handicap at Mahoning Valley. He most recently finished eighth in the Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes on Oct. 7 at Belterra Park.

Mixed Colors was previously trained by William Connelly for owner/breeder Bruce Ryan, who consigned the gelding at the sale.

Mixed Colors is out of the winning Grand Slam mare Glowing Colors, who is the dam of seven winners from eight starters.

Two weanlings topped their portion of the marketplace, selling back to back, each bringing $6,500.

First through the ring was an Added Edge filly who sold to Joshua Mikesell. The bay filly is the second foal out of the unraced Discreet Cat mare Cargo Jet, and she hails from the family of Grade 2 winners Things Change and Hero of Order.

Steve DeMaiolo bred the filly in Ohio and offered her at the sale.

Mike Keiser bought the other co-topper, a Tale of Ekati colt out of the winning City Zip mare Cats Zip, whose first runner is a placed 2-year-old. Stakes winners Ms Zenna, Benvenuto, Zenmatic, and April Prom can be found farther down the page.

Deborah Ann Keiser bred the colt in Ohio, and he was offered as property of Keiser Farm.