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Ocala Breeders' June Under Tack Shows Speed Early

Two juveniles clock the co-fastest quarter mile in :20 3/5.

Thee Solomini colt consigned as Hip 41 breezes a quarter-mile at the under tack show at the OBS June Sale

Thee Solomini colt consigned as Hip 41 breezes a quarter-mile at the under tack show at the OBS June Sale


The first of six under tack shows began June 5 at Ocala Breeders' Sales for the June 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale, under pleasant conditions of around 80 degrees and partly cloudy skies. Five juveniles breezed the co-fastest eighth-mile in :09 4/5 Monday, and two individuals breezed in :20 3/5 to share the quickest time at a quarter.

  • The Bucchero  filly consigned as Hip 9 is out of winning dam Jim's Lonesa and out of the Halcyon Hammock Farm, agent, consignment. She was bred in Florida by Shade Tree Thoroughbreds.
  • The filly was sold at OBS by Summerfield during the January Winter Mixed Sale last year for $31,000 to Monarch Farms. Her Uncaptured sister, Two Sixty, won the Selene Stakes (G3) at Woodbine and is a two-time stakes winner in Florida.
  • The Jimmy Creed  filly named Dawn's Creed was consigned as Hip 25 by J.J. Thoroughbreds. Joseph Hoffman and Carol Hoffman sold the chestnut bred in Kentucky to Juan Garcia for $7,500 last year at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Sale. The chestnut is out of Kitty Foille, from the family of group/grade winners Prospectress, winner of the La Prevoyante Handicap (G2T), Minstrel Stakes (G3) victress Across the Rhine, Princess Royal Willmott Dixon Stakes (G3) winner Trick Or Treat, and Japanese group 3 winner Best Warrior.
  • Hip 46, the de Meric Sales, agent, consigned filly by leading sire Into Mischief , was a $300,000 RNA for her Kentucky breeder Wimberley Bloodstock during last year's Keeneland September Sale. She comes from the Speightstown  mare Laquezza and a family of active runners under her second dam, including Debutante Stakes (G1) placed Illumination.
  • Hip 51, a New York-bred colt by Courageous Cat, consigned by G.A. Thoroughbred Sales, out of the winning Strong Hope mare Laur Net. Bred by Barry R. Ostrager, next week will be the colt's first trip through the sales ring.
  • Hip 92, the Bucchero colt named Win One for Benny, consigned by Hector Barajas. During the January Sale last year, his consignor picked up the colt from Whitman Sales for $7,000 and then sent him through the October Sale of Select and Open Yearlings, failing to get him sold at $14,000. Barajas will send the colt bred in Florida by Joan M. Tennant and Judy Karlin back through the ring next week, hoping the third time is the charm.

Two juveniles breezed a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 Monday to share the co-fastest at the distance. One was Hip 39, named Noble Madame, consigned by Tom McCrocklin, agent. The Noble Mission filly bred in Kentucky by Vegso Racing Stable comes from the family of stakes winner Light Bringer, a sister to grade 3 stakes winner Aegean. She will be making her first trip through the sales ring next week.

Omar Ramirez Bloodstock agent's Solomini  colt, Hip 41, worked the other co-fastest time. The New Jersey-bred initially sold during the January Winter Mixed Sale in Florida for $18,000 for his breeder, Fazio Stables, and nine months later traveled back north where he RNA'd at $29,000 during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale. His dam Lady Overboard, by Midshipman , comes from the fast family of Star of Goshen, producer of grade 1-winning sire Pioneerof the Nile and grade 2- placed sire Forefathers.

The under tack show continues tomorrow, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET, with Hips 181-360 to take to the track. Breezing continues through June 10, and the three-day sale begins June 13. The tack show can be live-streamed here, and replays are available online.