Thursday, March 17, 2011

Canadians Busy at OBS March

Canadians were active at the OBS March Sale on March 15-16. Canadian-based trainer Mark Casse lit up the board, signing tickets for six two-year-olds for a total of $1,755,000, making him the sale’s leading buyer by gross over the likes of Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Lane’s End Bloodstock.
Casse’s most expensive purchase was hip 329, a $450,000 Medaglia d’Oro – User History (Mr. Prospector) filly. The Sovereign award-winning trainer also picked up:

Hip 463: Malibu Moon – Deputy Cures Blues ($325,000)

Hip 294: Lawyer Ron – Steal the Show ($320,000)

Hip 271: Congrats – Silver Spook ($260,000)

Hip 373: First Samurai – A Touch of Glory ($220,000)

Hip 435: Any Given Saturday – Classic Approval ($180,000)

Also active was the Alberta-based Donver Stable, which went to $310,000 for hip 379, a filly by Tapit out of Barsanti. Donver has campaigned another prominent Tapit filly: Careless Jewel, who won the 2009 Alabama Stakes (G1).

Hip 306, an Indian Charlie filly out of Symphonic Lady, brought $300,000 from Frank Fletcher Racing Operation during the second session. The filly was bred in Ontario by Josham Farms and Yvonne Schwabe.

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