The session topper – and current sale topper – showed his class early during the third session of The October Sale. Hip 736, a colt by proven international sire Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $700,000 to agent Mark Casse shortly after the session began (video). The dark bay or brown colt, a half-brother to two graded stakes winners out of a stakes winning half-sister to Leading Freshman Sire of 2016 Dialed In, was consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent. The price was the second highest paid for a colt in the history of The October Sale.
Baccari Bloodstock also consigned Hip 950, a Curlin colt from the family of champion Paradise Creek which drew the session’s second highest price when sold to Baoma Corp for $400,000.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners went to $350,000 to secure the session’s top filly, Hip 967, a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of Grade 1 winner Emma’s Encore. The session’s top filly was consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
Over the course of the session, 261 yearlings sold for $10,804,100, good for an average of $41,395 and median of $12,000. Thirty-five horses sold for $100,000 or more, including 12 which sold above $200,000. The gross through the first three sessions was $25,698,600 for 728 yearlings sold, eclipsing the 2016 sale total of $25,691,500 for 777 yearlings.
The October Sale continues with its fourth and final session October 26 at 10 am.
Results are available online.