Claiborne stallion Lea impressed buyers with his first-crop 2-year-olds at the OBS April sale, as six of his offspring fetched six-figure prices, including a $430,000 colt.
Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent, as Hip No. 1188, the colt is out of the Bob and John mare Ebony Oro. He was bought by Nicholas Bachalard, who signed the ticket as J. A. S.
The colt was originally purchased as a yearling for $45,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July sale under Woods’ Quarter Pole Enterprises.
Bred by Ellen B. Kill Kelley, he breezed two furlongs prior to the sale in :21 1/5. The colt hails from the family of stakes winners American Century (by Pioneering) and Energized (by Defrere).
“He’s a good mover and has good shape to him,” said Woods, who broke the colt at his training center in Ocala, Fla. “He’s a good-natured horse.”
Lea’s other six-figure offspring at the OBS April Sale are below:
Hip 890: $190,000
- o/o Alluvial Gold
- C: Coastal Equine LLC (Jesse Hoppel)
- B: Belladonna Racing LLC
Hip 1076: $170,000
- o/o Clear March
- C: Scanlon Training & Sales, agent
- B: First Row Partners – Liz Crow, agent
Hip 370: $140,000
- o/o Moon Meeting Too
- C: S G V Thoroughbreds LLC (Steven Venosa), agent
- B: Steven W. Young, agent
Hip 42: $120,000
- o/o Gauge
- C: Harris Training Center, agent
- B: D. J. Stables
Hip 569: $105,000
- o/o Run Lady Run
- C: Grassroots Training & Sales LLC, agent
- B: Mike Maker, agent
Other highlights for Claiborne stallions at the OBS April Sale includes… BLAME two-year-olds selling up to $290,000; FIRST SAMURAI two-year-olds selling up to $310,000; FLATTER two-year-olds selling up to $375,000.