The OBS March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training proved to be a kick off to the 2-year-old season for multiple Claiborne stallions, led by a $525,000 WAR FRONT colt.
Offered by Eddie Woods, the colt purchased by Ron Ellis was the fourth most expensive offering of the first session of the sale and sixth most expensive colt overall.
The second foal out of the stakes winner Serene Melody, the Serena’s Song grandson comes from the same family as WAR FRONT’s stakes winner Declarationofpeace.
A pair of colts by FLATTER broke the quarter-million dollar mark during the sale with Hip 473 out of Echo Warrior his highest priced offering. Bringing $270,000 from Myracehorse.com and Dan Agnew, the Eddie Woods-consigned colt is out of a winning half-sister to WAR FRONT’s Group 3 winner Munitions. A grandson of Grade 3 winner War Echo, the colt also sees Grade 1 winner Pyro and stakes winners Farrier and Longview Drive on his page.
Selling for just $10,000 less than FLATTER’s most expensive offering was Hip 211, signed for by Carolyn Wilson after the hammer fell at $260,000.
Breezing in :20.3, the Wavertree Stables-consigned colt is out of the winning More Than Ready mare She’s Ready Made, the dam of two winners from three to race. She’s Ready Made is a full sister to stakes winner and Grade 2-pllaced Miss Southern Miss and from the family of Grade 1 winner Cotton Blossom.
Among Flatter’s winners out of More Than Ready mares are the stakes winning duo of Baby Ninja and Silver Tongued.
MASTERY’s first three 2-year-olds through the ring this sales season were led by his son out of Exit Three selling for more than five times the stud fee he was conceived at.
Purchased by Deuce Greathouse as agent for $130,000, the colt was consigned by L. G. as agent. A half-brother to Grade 3 winner and multiple graded stakes placed Untrapped, the colt’s third dam is the famed Yarn.
Yarn’s prowess as a broodmare is shown by the 13 stakes winners listed under only her name on the 2-year-old’s page. Her own runners were led by multiple Group 1 winner Minardi and Grade 2 winner Tale of the Cat while her daughters and granddaughters produced horses such as champion Johannesburg, Grade 1 winner Joking, and Grade 2 winners Stanford and Fed Biz. Yarn’s daughter Castanea – the granddam of this colt – is also the dam of stakes-placed Valentines Day and is the granddam of stakes placed Stronger.
Buyers will have two chances to buy 2-year-olds by MASTERY at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale in two weeks with 18 cataloged for OBS’s Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training next month as well.