A colt from the second crop of successful freshman sire Violence topped the second session of The October Sale when sold mid-afternoon Tuesday. Offered as Hip 542 by Taylor Made Sales Agency, the colt was purchased by John C. Oxley for $500,000 (video). That price was good for top five (tie) at this sale all.
“[It was a] good day today,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. “We saw lively bidding, frankly, from the beginning to the end. It was a pretty solid marketplace.”
Colts by established sires Into Mischief (Hip 506), Medaglia d’Oro (Hip 383), Speightstown (Hip 726), and Street Sense (Hip 603) and by hot first crop yearling sire Cairo Prince (Hip 456) also sold well, exceeding the $200,000 mark.
Two yearlings accounted for top-priced filly, each bringing $200,000. First through the ring was Hip 517, a filly by ultra consistent sire More Than Ready, purchased by agent Mike Ryan from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency. The second was Hip 629, a daughter of European Horse of the Year Giant’s Causeway, purchased by Winchester Place Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Paramount Sales, agent.
On the timing of the sale compared to earlier and selected sales, Browning remarked, “The beauty of the October marketplace is it gives sellers an alternative. Not all horses mature at the same time. It gives folks a legitimate opportunity and a legitimate alternative so that they can bring a quality horse here, present it to quality buyers, and receive a fair price.”
In the session, 237 yearlings sold for a total of $8,415,000, good for an average and median of $35,506 and $12,000, respectively. Twenty-six hips in Session 2 fetched $100,000 or more. The session RNA rate was 24.5%.
Results are available online.