March OBS 2-Year-Olds in training sale

The breeze show runs from March 14-17th.
Sale starts the 20th.

Any catching your eye as of yet?

I got to see the Into Mischief/Madame Orbe filly at the one of the Wavertree tours for myracehorse and thought she was stunning. (Low key want them to buy her but I think she’s going to be super expensive).

A filly we bred Hip 570 (St Patrick’s Day - Jazil’s Dream) worked an eighth in 9.4. We sold her in January 2022 for $12k, which we were satisfied. At the time, she was a chunky, stocky little filly with weak feet…and as it turned out, chips in both hind ankles. She has matured beautifully, and grown a LOT. We saw her yesterday and deMeric has done a marvelous job with her. I hope she sells well, and goes on to be a successful runner!

We bought another mare, Her Special Way, last year in January in foal to Valiant Minister. The colt is unremarkable…awkward, big, powerful, but a bit coarse. We didn’t buy her for the colt, my husband picked her out because he thought she looked fancy and could make a nice sport horse broodmare. The Valiant Minister colt (“Ed”, as in “Special Ed”) was an afterthought…by a cheap stallion, we considered just raising him and finding him a nice home as a pretty gray gelding. Then Special’s 2020 filly by Tunwoo (another cheap stallion) was stunning at the 2022 OBS sale and sold for a whopping $140,000. “Dash Away” went on to finish a strong second in her first start, but is recovering from tieback surgery and hopefully will run again soon.

Her Special Way had a Valiant Minister colt in 2021 (before we bought her) that sold last fall as a yearling for $45k. He was pretty nice, a bit more put together than ours, but it made us think “Hey, there’s hope…maybe Ed will turn out ok!” On Thursday, Ed’s full brother worked a blazing quarter in 20.4 and looked brilliant doing it. Friday we received a few phone calls and messages asking if we would consider selling the mare (!).

Special had a gorgeous filly by my stallion Saketini on Feb 15. We bred her back on foal heat, but she checked open yesterday. She is a lovely kind mare, intelligent and classy, one I would prefer to keep (especially given how super this filly is!). But it would probably be a smart financial decision to sell her now, or at the very least send her to Kentucky to breed her up.


Took me a minute to find her.
She’s hip 570.
Nice looking filly!

Sorry! Slip of the fingers! Will edit, thanks!

Live sales action

Results (may need to refresh page)

Quite a lot of ‘outs’ & RNAs.

Hip 531 just sold Hammer 170K (Valiant Minister x Her Special Way) @EventerAJ :+1:


Hip 546 Good Magic/Hoppa $2mil, to Zedan. Which means BB will probably get him.

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489 a full brother to Cave Rock, sold to Yoshida for $1.05mil

And here I am, happy with Hip 381 bringing $75k. Lol. I bought her short yearling half sister for $5k at Keeneland January.


These are just some that I’ve been watching

558 Munnings/In Full Compliance $1mil to Frank Fletcher Racing

570 St Patrick’s Day/Jazil’s Dream $180k to Lugamo Racing @EventerAJ

600 Twirling Candy/Laudation $900k to Hideyuki Mori

626 Practical Joke/Louisiana Voodoo $925k to Speedway Stables

650 Violence/Maritimeconnetion $410

Thrilled that “Jazzy” sold so well, and Lugamo Racing has some pretty nice horses so it looks like she will get every chance to succeed. Selfishly hoping she stays in FL to run, so I may get to watch her in person (and perhaps pick up some FL breeders fund $$). The Valiant Minister - Her Special Way colt brought $170K, and another colt we foaled for a client Commissioner - Harlan Shuffle sold for $200K.

My other 2yos have been in training, are on a light break but will start back up and hopefully aim for the June sale.


Congratulations on all counts @EventerAJ!

752 Omaha Beach/Pacific Heat $690k to Kerri Radcliffe agent.


Sometimes it will state that the buyer is an “agent”, but for others it doesn’t, even if that buyer is known to be an agent.
Does that mean the “agent” is buying for themselves or ???
Just curious.

How does one find out who the agent is buying for?

ETA: how often does it happen that a horse that has already been run through the sales & “sold” ends up being run through again at the end?
This just happened with hip 654, hammered at $250k first time around to Music City Stables.
Just went for $190k.
I did not catch why he was being offered again.

Maybe you know….

For the Jazil filly.
When sold, it listed Lugamo Racing as the buyer for her.
However, it now shows Emerald Sales agent as the buyer.
Why the change?

It is listed as “PS” after the buyer Emerald Sales, agent. “PS” stands for Post Sale, meaning a deal that happens back in the barn after the horse goes through the ring. Usually that is common after an RNA; the consignor and buyer will compromise on a suitable price and take that offer to the office, where the results are updated from (example) “RNA 20,000” to “19,000 PS.” Sometimes the number is lower than RNA value (if owner over-values the horse for the market) and sometimes the final price is above the RNA value (because the owner holds firm, and buyer agrees horse is worth what owner wants).

In this filly’s case, she was not listed RNA and the price did not change. HOWEVER, I just did a quick search and I had forgotten that Lugamo Racing Stable was who purchased her from us in January 2022. So…Lugamo bid her (their own filly) up to 180k and bought her back (essentially an RNA, but they signed the ticket instead of placing a predetermined sale value in the office). Lugamo must have worked a deal with Emerald Sales, who (acting as agent) purchased the filly for a client.

It’s possible Emerald Sales was the under bidder, and had a limit of $180k, and the way the back-and-forth of bidding works, they didn’t want to go $190k and stopped when Lugamo put their hand up at $180. Lugamo felt she was worth that, so they worked a deal to let her go at that price.

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Thank you for that explanation.

@mommy_peanut. If I remember correctly, the horse was put back through the ring because the buyer hadn’t established proper credit.

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