A colt from the second crop of MGISW Midnight Storm (Pioneerof the Nile) (Hip 67) topped the Selected Yearling portion of the OBS October Sale when bringing $170,000 from Elusive Thoroughbreds. That entity was the session's leading buyer, taking home three head for $323,000.
Consigned by Lisa McGreevy's Abbie Road Farm, Hip 67 was bred in Pennsylvania by Mary Katherine Haire. Alejandro Chavez purchased the colt for $27,000 at Keeneland November last year.
A total of 99 yearling grossed $4,498,500 with an average of $45,439 and median of $32,000. Thirty-five horses were led from the ring unsold. Stuart Morris was the top consignor, selling 16 yearlings for $665,000.
Last year during this session, 86 youngsters summoned $3,397,000 with an average of $39,500 and median of $28,000. There were 49 RNAs.
“It was a good day,” said Tod Wojciechowski, OBS's Director of Sales. “Average is up, median is up. It seemed like the buyers were spread over a lot of horses. It was not as concentrated at the top. Horses sold well throughout the day. It was a solid start to the sale.”
The OBS October Sale continues tomorrow with the Open Yearlings session, starting at 11 a.m.