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Friday, June 14, 2024

Union Rags’ colt brings $1 million at OBS April sale, Eight Pa-breds average $124,500

​Hip number 899, a Union Rags colt out of the A.P. Indy mare Poco Mas, was bought for $1 million by trainer Jeff Mullins, who signed the ticket for Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, during the third session of the Ocala Breeders Sales’ April 25-28 2-year-olds in training sale.

Union Rags 1Union RagsHip number 899 is a half-brother to Argentinian graded stakes winner and G1 stakes placed Carinosa, by Tiznow.

The bay colt’s dam is a half-sister to GI stakes winner Interpol, by English Channel.

​This 2-year-old was previously acquired for $60,000 by consignor Paul Sharp and Liz Crow as a Keeneland September yearling sale. He breezed a furlong in :10 1/5 during the under tack show.

​Seven Union Rags colts and fillies sold, including the $1 million colt, but without the $1 million sale, the other six averaged 62,500.

Hip number 270, a bay colt out of Classic Elegance, was bought post-sale by Matthew Schera for $150,000, and hip number 547, a chestnut colt out of Hold Our Destiny, was bought by Flurry Racing Stable for $100,000.

​A Pa-bred Union Rags, hip number 412, a bay colt out of Exquisite Cassie, by King of Kings, consigned by Chadds Ford Stable, was bought by Diane Perkins post-sale for $35,000.


EIGHT Pa-breds were sold and two were reported not sold during the April sale.

Hip number 1165, a chestnut filly by Violence out of The Calypso Myth, by Leroidesanimaux, who is Breeders Cup nominated, was consigned by Blackstone Farm LLC, and bought by Narvick International for $320,000.

Hip number 1043, a chestnut colt by Giant’s Causeway out of Silky Smooth, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Chadds Ford Stable, was bought by Dr. Robert McMartins for $260,000.

Hip number 1065, a bay filly by First Dude out of Slew’s Quality, by Elusive Quality, consigned by Best A Luck Farm LLC, was bought by Conrad Farms for $120,000.

Hip number 552, a chestnut colt by Jimmy Creed out of Holiday Lights, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Blackstone Farm, was bought by Steven Young for $100,000.

The remaining three, hip number 543, a bay filly by Soldat, and hip number 181, a bay colt by Yes It’s True, both consigned by Best A Luck Farm, and hip number 577, a dark bay or brown filly by Jump Start, consigned by Thomas G. McClay, King’s Equine, Agent, brought $32,000, $75,000 and $48,000 respectively.


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