$1.2 Million BROKEN VOW 2YO Tops OBS April

At this year’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s April Sale of 2YOs, a colt by BROKEN VOW brought a final bid of $1.2 million, the sales topper and the highest priced colt, and second highest individual, ever purchased at the April sale. Hip 901, a February 4th foal out of the stakes-winning Silver Deputy mare Haddie Be Good, was sold to Breeze Easy LLC. Bred by Hal Snowden Jr., the extremely athletic colt was consigned by Tom McCrocklin on behalf of Solano Beach Sales, a partnership group headed by Billy Koch of Little Red Feather Racing Stable. “He’s a well-built horse, and he breezed wonderful,” Breeze Easy’s Michael T. Hall said of the 1/4-mile move in :20 4/5. “Everything this horse has done has been wonderful.” Hall said the colt will be sent to trainer Troy Wismer at Woodbine and then a decision will be made on where he goes from there.

Other highlights from the sale include a $310,000 filly purchased by Larry Zap, agent for Joseph Ciaglia, Jr. Hip 1081, a February 5th foal out of the Bernstein mare, Lucky to Be Me, was bred by Respite Farm and worked a swift :20 4/5. “She’s a big, strong filly. She looks like a colt. Her breeze was the best breeze in the sale,” said Zap. And hip 778 was another purchase by Breeze Easy for $220,000. The March 28th filly out of Ethan’s Car, by Cat Thief, worked :10 flat, the second fastest time of the day. For the sale, BROKEN VOW had nine juveniles offered with eight selling for an average of $266,000. He was the second leading sire by average with two or more sold.

Photo Credit: Louise Reinagel