Claiborne stallions Orb and Blame experienced some nice results at the recent Barrett’s select 2-year-olds in training sale.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb had two offspring bring six figures at the California auction. The top seller was Hip 86, a $320,000 filly bought by Speedway Stables. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent, she is out of the stakes-placed Victory Gallop mare Day of Victory and is a half sister to stakes winner and G1-placed runner Finley’sluckycharm (by Twirling Candy).
Hip 127, a son of Orb out of the stakes winning, graded stakes-placed Military mare Meadow Saffron, brought $160,000. He is half-brother to stakes-placed runner Spring Hope (by Spring at Last) and was bought by Gary S. Broad from the consignment of Excel Bloodstock, agent.
Orb is currently the leading sales sire of first-crop juveniles, with 55 head selling thus far for an average price of $148,318. His best seller of the year was a $1.25 million colt at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Co.’s March 2-year-old sale. Orb stands for $25,000 at Claiborne.
Blame was also well represented at Barretts when Nasuno Farm went to $180,000 for Hip 67. Consigned by Excel Bloodstock, agent, the filly is out of the stakes-placed Speightstown mare Bagatelle Park and hails from the female family of G1-winning millionaire Seattle Smooth.
Blame is an Eclipse champion and three-time G1 winner. He has had several recent stakes winners, including No Fault of Mine, Queen Caroline, Sweet Victory, Exaggerated and three-time course record setter Onus. Blame stands for $25,000 at Claiborne.