filly Nyquist (Hip 543) purchased for $420,000 by Kim Lloyd’s Sweetwater Trading, the dealer of Rockingham Ranch, topped the second session of June sales of Ocala Breeders for two-year-olds in training and racehorses on June 10 in Ocala, Florida.
The chestnut filly was delivered by Eddie Woods, the agent, and she’s off the bets Midnight Oud Mary Midnight Ballet, half-sister Gala Gala , Horse of the Year and 3-year-old Champion and Oldest Mare in Mexico by Point Determined, and Moon Buzz by Malibu Moon.
It was bred in Kentucky by Stoneway Farm, and acquired by Quarter Pole Enterprises for $200,000 from a shipment of Paramount Seals at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale last year. She sprinted 8 miles in: 10 1/5 in the under-par preview before her ride through the auction ring on Thursday.
Lloyd, former general manager of California-based Barretts Equine Sales that went out of business in 2018, when discussing the merits of a skilled.
(LR): Kim Lloyd shakes hands with Eddie Woods
“We loved it,” Lloyd said, after a round of enthusiastic bidding. “Eddie is a really good friend of mine. When I ran Barretts, I could always count on Eddie to bring in good horses. He has horses that not only sell well, but do well. That’s what makes Eddie so good. He’s such a great jockey. He was telling me about The filly he was going to sell in March (Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale).He gave her a vacation, and I’ll tell you, you give a horse a vacation when they’re guys like that and let them come, that’s what you get. She can go from here to the races, and we’re very excited.”
“She’s a little filly,” Lloyd added. “You can see that she hit a growing spell. I was really touched by everything about her.”
The filly’s journey from last year’s Keeneland sale to the top of the session at OBS June included a turn of sorts.
Woods shared: “She had a really good winter and she broke up on me in February.” “It was in the Fasig catalog (Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale), and it wasn’t hitting properly, so we stopped it. We took it out for five weeks, (and) put it back. We didn’t want to take it to Timonium (Fasig-Tipton Midlantic) because it’s too big, We had no other choice but to come here.
“She had a good time,” Woods added. “She was always a nice filly no matter where we went. I’m very happy with the way it turned out.”
Foals led the way in the session with the hip 418 being the second-highest on the day, hitting $350,000. request in Bought by Alistair Roden Bloodstock for Peter Riddikop. The Skill was awarded by the Wavertree Stables, a half-sister to a multi-stakes winner anothertwistafate tiered bets Ajourneytofreedom .
The most expensive colt of the session was the Hip 506, a colt hard to weave Which went to Carl and Cathy Glassman for $335,000. Delivered by Eisaman Equine, Agent, Colt from Uncommon Speightstown Marie Lovisa, half-sister of High Noon Rider winner and Bobby Flash, winner of Risk and Group in France. This is also the family of Champion Runners, Class One winner Aldebaran, and Class One winner Good Journey.
191 heads sold for $81,49,600 total sales, a massive 87% increase over the second session last year as 173 horses fetched $4,357,800 during the June sale that was rescheduled in July due to COVID-19. The average price in the Thursday session was $42,668, up 69.4% compared to the $25,190 average in the corresponding session last year. The average price was $17,000; It was $13,000 in the second cycle last year. Thursday’s buyback rate came in at 22%, compared to 18.8% last year.
“It was another good day for us,” said Todd Wojciechowski, Director of Sales at OBS. “We carried a lot of the momentum we got from yesterday into today, and I think it will continue into tomorrow.” “I think there have been a lot of good horses that have grown in the last few days on this sale day (Fri). There is still demand for horses there. It always seems like we’ve come to the end of sales, and people start scrambling and say, ‘Hey, no I find anything yet,” and maybe they’re pushing a little harder on the last day. But I still think we’ll have a lot of good trade tomorrow as well.
“I think, especially on the overall level of the two-year-old season, we’ve lost a significant portion of our buying seat in the Koreans,” Wojciechowski continued. “I think domestically, we have done a great job of capturing the gap the Koreans left in the market. I hope they will come back next year. I think one thing to like about this sale and throughout the season is the depth we got.”
The June sale concludes with the final session on June 11 with Hips 633-874 scheduled to pass through the ring. Upon completion of the original catalog, supplementary entries – hips 875-927 will sell. The session starts at 10:30 a.m.