The OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training showed that the future is bright for Claiborne stallions with many on the roster having noteworthy results over the four session sale last week.
Breezing in :21.2 at the Under Tack show, a BLAME colt caught the eye of CharlieBoden during Wednesday’s session when the buyer went to $225,000 on behalf of Colt’s Neck Stable. Bred by Five Rings Racing, the colt had been snapped up by Eddie Woods at the Keeneland September Sale and was consigned by Woods at this sale.
The colt proved to be a bargain after his half brother Azure Coast spent the winter staying nearly undefeated with a win in Russia followed by two victories in Dubai, including in the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3). His three wins in four starts came by over eight combined lengths in eye-catching last to first style.
Their dam Divine Rule is also a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Hungry Island and Grade 3 winner Soaring Empire, with another Grade 3-placed half-sister producing this year’s impressive dual graded stakes winner Olympiad. Another half-sister is the dam of Grade 1 winner Preservationist.
Divine Rule visited MASTERY last year.
Sandin Syndicate Stable purchased a FLATTER colt from Mayberry Farm only a few hips into the second session for $310,000. Signed for by Alistair Roden, the colt out of Countess Curling breezed in :10.2 during the Under Tack show.
The Stonestreet Thoroughbreds-bred was a $145,000 yearling purchase at the Keeneland September Sale by his consignor last year. His dam is the stakes winning Countess Curlin, who is out of the Grade 3 winning Profit Column.
Profit Column is also the dam of Grade 3 winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Final Round and the dams of stakes winner Big Q and stakes placed Thanks Mr. Eidson. Under this colt’s third dam is also multiple Group 1 winner Muhtarram.
FLATTER also had a colt out of Fenwick Hall purchased for $150,000 by MyRacehorse.com and Bloom Racing Stable. A :10.0 breezer offered by Sequel Bloodstock, his stakes-placed dam is a full sister to the stakes winning Miss Narcissist.
A MASTERY colt who breezed in :10.0 was in demand at the OBS Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale during the first session when Michael McCarthy went to $210,000 to add him to the barn.
Bred by Kinsman Farm, the colt is a grandson of the champion racemare and Hall of Famer Xtra Heat as a son of her Quality Road daughter Xtra Spice. Xtra Spice is a three-quarter sister to stakes winner and graded stakes placed Elusive Heat and half-sister to stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Southwestern Heat.
Placed on the track herself, Xtra Spice is the dam of two winners from two to race – led by six-time winner Skipin On Orchard. This family also got a big update only a few days after the colt sold when Xtra Heat’s great-grandson Scalding won the Ben Ali (G3).
During the final day of selling, MASTERY had another $210,000 colt, this time purchased by Chad Schumer. Consigned by Randy Bradshaw as the first foal out of Swing and Sway, the colt was bred by Candy Meadows LLC.
Swing And Sway is a three-time stakes winner herself, who is also a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Sticksstatelydude and multiple stakes winner Saturday Nite Ride in addition to the stakes-placed Crackdown. This is also the family of the Grade 1 winning sprinter The Big Beast.
MASTERY also saw High Point Bloodstock go to $135,000 for a filly on behalf of Richard Greeley during the final session. That filly was also consigned by Bradshaw after being purchased by Candy Meadows last year from breeder The New Hill Farm.
A New York-bred, the filly is a half-sister to stakes-placed Playtone with the duo out of the stakes-placed Theyplayingoursong.
That mare is a half-sister to champion La Glamorosa and stakes winners Dame Plata, Rush Hour Traffic, and Paddy O’Lionel. In all, Theyplayingoursong’s stakes placed dam has produced six stakes performers from nine winners. There are stakes performers under each of the filly’s first four dams.
Theyplayingoursong visited FLATTER for 2022.
Garvais Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds weren’t to be denied for RUNHAPPY’s Hip 248, who breezed in :9.4, going to $290,000 to secure her. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, it was the filly’s second time through the ring after selling through Taylor Made for breeder Patterson Bloodstock and Patterson and Company as a yearling.
The filly is a half-sister to the stakes-placed Be Nimble and a full sibling to RUNHAPPY’s impressive maiden winner Wildcat Run in addition to being a three-quarter sister to multiple winner Open Arms. Their dam Cat Dance is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Forest Secrets and half-sister to Grade 3 winner Rumor Has It and stakes-placed Bajan Tryst in addition to the dams of four other stakes winners.
Hooties Racing also purchased a RUNHAPPY colt out of Fast Alexia for $160,000 from the de Meric Sales draft.
A :10.1 breezer, he is a half-brother to two winners from three to race with his dam a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Florida Won. The colt’s third dam is Broodmare of the Year Oatsee, who produced classic winner Shackleford, Grade 1 winner Lady Joanne, Grade 2 winner Afleeting Lady, Grade 3 winner Baghdaria, and others.
Fast Alexia foaled a CATHOLIC BOY colt last year and returned to him for 2022.