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City Zip Colt Tops OBSOCT Finale


City Zip | Lee Thomas

A colt by the late City Zip brought $95,000 from owner Tracy Farmer to lead returns at Thursday’s second and final Open session of the OBS October Yearling Sale.

For the session, 142 yearlings sold for a total of $1,845,400, averaging $12,996 with a $7,500 median. The buyback percentage was 25.6%.

For the two Open sessions, 294 horses sold for a total of $3,870,250. The average was $13,164 and the median was $7,000. The buyback percentage was 24%.

The Open portion of last year’s October Yearling Sale, conducted over just one session, saw 291 horses sold for a gross of $3,126,100, good for an average of $10,743 and a median of $5,000. The buyback percentage was 23.4% in 2017.

Thursday’s session topper, a half-brother to the talented female sprinter Pomeroys Pistol (Pomeroy), MGSW & MGISP, $574,678, was consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent XLI, as Hip 677. He is out of the unraced Point Given mare Prettyatthetable, who has also produced stakes-placed runners D’ cats Meow (D’wildcat) and Wildcat Creek (Wildcat Heir).

Summerfield led all consignors through the two Open sessions with 54 yearlings sold for a total of $983,400 while Farmer led all buyers with three yearlings purchased for a total of $197,000.

A $340,000 son of Cairo Prince sold to John Oxley for an OBS Yearling Sale record at the Select portion of the Sale on Tuesday (TDN Coverage).

At Tuesday’s Selected session, 139 horses sold for a total of $5,698,000 compared with 115 yearlings bringing $4,959,400 at the 2017 Selected Sale. The average price was $40,993, compared with $43,125 last year, while the median was $28,000 compared with $30,000 last year. The buyback percentage was 25.3%; it was 33.9% a year ago. Nine horses sold for $100,000 or more compared with six a year ago.

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