An Indiana-bred filly from the first crop of the Florida-based MGSW Bucchero (Kantharos) was hammered down for $48,000 to Roger Speiss, Randy Klopp and Liz McCready Klopp to top the Indiana Thoroughbred Owner's and Breeder's Association's 2021 Fall Mixed Sale held Oct. 16 at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, IN. The price is believed to be a record for a yearling at the sale.
Cataloged as hip 40, the April foal–already named Honey Red–is the fourth from Spousal Privilege (Successful Appeal), who has already produced the Indiana-bred stakes-winning duo of Black Nova (Holiday Promise) and Maters N Taters (Santiva). She is also responsible for seven-time winner Rooster (City Weekend), victorious in the ITOBA Stallion Season S., a non black-type race. Hip 40, bred by Crystal Chapple DVM and Michael Phelps, was consigned to the ITOBA sale by the duo's Stone Cut Farm and carries the same Kantharos/Valid Appeal cross as dual-surface Grade I winner World of Trouble.
Including Saturday's results, Bucchero, who stands at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, has had 12 yearlings sell from 15 through the ring this year for an average of $32,417, better than six times his introductory stud fee of $5,000. A first-crop filly out of the stakes-winning Sliver of Hope (Value Plus), also bred in Indiana, was sold to Albert Davis for $75,000 during the select session of the OBS October Yearling Sale in Ocala Oct. 12.