Young Sires Rise to the Top During Session 2 of The October Sale

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Hip 759 | Fasig-Tipton Photo

While the top five prices during the first session of The October Sale went to yearlings by established sires, yearlings by first- and second-crop sires accounted for three of the top five prices during the second session.

Hip 759, a colt from the first crop of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner ORB sold for $300,000 to take the session lead late in the day on Tuesday. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Team D from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. The session-topping yearling is out of a full sister to a multiple stakes winner, from the immediate family of Champion SONGBIRD.

Colts by second-crop sires GEMOLOGIST (Hip 561, $290k) and BODEMEISTER (Hip 574, $210k) were among the session’s top five prices; the remainder of the top five (all colts) were accounted for by established sires MORE THAN READY (Hip 428, $230k) and KITTEN’S JOY (Hip 551, $170k).

The session’s top-priced filly was Hip 576, a filly by UNCLE MO which sold for $140,000 to the McKathan Brothers from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent. That filly is a half-sister to four winners, including stakes winner SMUGGLER’S HOLD.

Through two sessions, 497 yearlings have changed hands for a total of $15,469,100, good for an average of $31,125. The second session’s RNA rate was comparable to the first session’s, down from 2015. The median through two sessions was $12,000.

The October Sale concludes Wednesday, October 26 with a final session beginning at 10 am.

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