A colt by Kantharos (Hip 516) will carry the same gold and burgundy colors as his sire after topping Wednesday’s session of the OBS October sale on a final bid of $190,000 from Stonestreet Stables during the first of two open sessions.
Bred in Florida by Elizabeth LaPierre and Jennifer Given, Hip 516 is out of Golden Trumpet (Formal Gold). He hails from the family of graded winners Strike Softly and Golden Sabre. The yearling was consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck’s Summerfield Sales.
The second-highest price of the day was a $100,000 colt by Kitten’s Joy (Hip 311) from the Woodford Thoroughbreds consignment. Bred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, the son of Thebignbadestbunny (Smart Strike) went to Ann Maher-Springman, acting on behalf of Rashed Tousef Bouresly.
A total of 143 yearlings sold during Wednesday’s session for a gross of $1,967,300. The median was $7,000 and the average was $13,757. A total of 55 youngsters were led from the ring unsold for an RNA rate of 27.7%. There was only one open session last year, so statistics could not be compared.
The final session of the three-day auction will begin Thursday at 12 p.m.