It was a successful three-day breeze show at the OBS March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training with many of Claiborne’s stallions seeing their 2-year-olds near the top of the Under Tack Show leaderboard. With the pedigrees to back up their performances, the OBS sale provides plenty of opportunities for buyers to pick up promising Claiborne-sired 2-year-olds this week.
BLAME’S Hip 439 shared the breeze show bullet when laying down a :9.4 during Saturday’s session. Named No Horn Union, the Kings Equine consigned filly is a granddaughter of stakes-placed Value Stream. Value Stream herself is a daughter of stakes winner Storm Beauty, with that mare producing three stakes horses led by Grade 3 winner Buffum. No Horn Unicorn’s family also includes Grade 3 winner Oxy Lady out of a Grade 3-placed full sister to Value Stream.
It was a strong breeze show for FLATTER with most of his five breezers coming on the final two days.
Hip 330 stopped the clock in :10.0 for Top Line Sales. A half-brother to stakes winner Rockshaw and stakes-placed Leprechaun Kid, his dam is the stakes winning Wonderful Luck. The April-foaled colt has stakes horses under three of his first four dams. Walking Video >
Three of FLATTER’s offerings covered a quarter at the show and were led by Hip 211, who clocked a :20.3. From a producing full sister to Grade 2-placed stakes winner Miss Southern Miss, the chestnut colt is a half-brother to two winners. The family also includes Grade 1 winner Cotton Blossom and Grade 3 winner Vicarage.
Out of a More Than Ready mare, the colt offered by Wavertree Stables is bred on the same cross as FLATTER’s stakes winners Baby Nina and Silver Tongued. Walking Video >
Breezing in :21.0, FLATTER’s Hip 473 comes from the Eddie Woods consignment. The grandson of Grade 3 winner War Echo is out of a half-sister to WAR FRONT’s Group 3 winner Munitions. Under the colt’s third dam is Grade 1 winner Pyro among three stakes winning siblings to War Echo with another full sister producing stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Pneumatic.
MASTERY’s first crop of 2-year-olds was led by a filly out of Grade 2-placed Painted Woman, who breezed in :21.1 during the first session. Going through the ring as Hip 136, the Tom McCrocklin-consigned bay tied for the fifth fastest time of the breeze show over a quarter mile.
Bred by Jim and Janie Wells in Kentucky, the filly has seen her half-brother Dominant Force win two races in the last three weeks with the last win coming last Monday.
MASTERY also saw his half-brother to Grade 3 winner Untrapped clock a :10.1 on the final day of breezes. Consigned by L.G. as agent as Hip 483, the colt’s FLATTER half-sister saw her son My Liberty break his maiden and run in a stakes race since the catalog was released.
The Indian Creek and Jonathan Sheppard-bred colt also had a notable update after the catalog was released thanks to his dam’s half-sister. That mare, Valentines Day, finished third in the Jersey Lilly Turf Stakes in late January.
Hip 321, the sole offering of the sale by ORB, was among the 2-year-olds to clock a quarter in :21.0 with the breeze coming the same day Orb registered his 24th career stakes horse. Out of a winning daughter of Awesome Again, the colt is bred on the same ORB x Awesome Again cross as five winners from nine runners.
Consigned by G.A. Thoroughbred Sales, the ORB colt is out of a half-sister to WAR FRONT’s multiple Group 2-placed War Envoy. The colt is a half-brother to three-time winner Girls Got Track, who is also a three-quarter sister to War Envoy thanks to being by WAR FRONT’s son Declaration of War. Hip 321’s fourth dam is champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Winning Colors, giving the colt Kentucky Derby success on both sides of his pedigree. Walking Video >
RUNHAPPY enters the OBS March 2-Year-Old sale as the leading Second-Crop Sire by 2021 winners and his second crop is looking just as good as his first. The stallion had two of his four offerings breeze in 10-flat, coming on the first and last day of the show.
The first of the pair of :10.0 was Hip 111, a daughter of stakes-placed My Lady Lauren consigned by CM Thoroughbreds. From the family of dual-Grade 1 winner Pioneerof the Nile, the filly is bred similarly to Sham Stakes (G3) third Big Hit – who is by RUNHAPPY’s sire and out of a Hard Spun mare. In all, there are six stakes horses listed on the filly’s page.
On the final day of breezes, Hip 492 from the sensational Leslie’s Lady family also breezed in :10.0.
Consigned by James Layden, the RUNHAPPY filly is out of a stakes winning granddaughter of Crystal Lady. Crystal Lady is the dam of Broodmare of the Year Leslie’s Lady, whose foals include four-time champion Beholder, leading sire Into Mischief, and Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn in addition to multiple stakes producing daughters. Hip 492 herself is a half-sister to two winners from two to race and sold as a $125,000 short yearling at last year’s Fasig-Tipton February Winter Mixed Sale. Walking Video >
WAR FRONT’s two offerings at this sale go through the ring within 70 hips of each other and during Friday’s breeze show session the pair showed not much separates them when laying down :10.0 breezes.
The first of the two to go 10-flat is Hip 202 from Eddie Woods’ consignment, the second foal out of stakes winner Serene Melody.
That filly is a daughter of Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Serena’s Song, who has proved to be a strong broodmare as well. The dam of six stakes winners, Serena’s Song also has champion Honor Code and Grade 2 winner Made You Look among those produced by her daughters and granddaughters. The colt is bred on a successful WAR FRONT cross with Street Cry mares producing WAR FRONT’s Group 2 winner War Decree and the stakes winning, Grade 1-placed With Honors.
Bred on a cross that has produced three Grade 1 winners and 11 stakes winners overall is WAR FRONT’S Hip 270 from Top Line Sales. The second 10-flat filly is out of a Galileo daughter of stakes winner and Group 3-placed Sing Softly and bred on the same cross as WAR FRONT’s Group 1 winning trio of Fog Of War, Roly Poly, and U S Navy Flag with Group 2 winner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) runner-up Battleground among the other stakes winners.
The filly has a strong family behind her with third dam Misty Hour the dam of stakes winners India and Pilfer. India produced dual Group 1 winner Mozu Ascot while Pilfer produced the Grade 1 winning duo of To Honor and Serve and Angela Renee. Walking Video >
The OBS March Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training starts at 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday and Wednesday.