Pinhooking coup landed at OBS with Tiznow colt
TWO major pinhooking coups have already been landed during the opening hours of today's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company February Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale in Florida.
Chuck and Maribeth Sandford went to $475,000 for the first Tiznow two-year-old through the ring, a colt who had worked a furlong in :10.1 during Friday's under tack show on Ocala's Safetrack.
The colt, who is out of the stakes-placed Six Pack Sally, cost Carl Bowling's Straightaway Farm just $55,000 at last year's Keeneland September Sale and was consigned by Bo Hunt. He is likely to be trained by Patrick Byrne.
His price eclipses last year's top figure of $340,000 paid by West Point Thoroughbreds for a daughter of Graeme Hall.
Several lots earlier, Tony andPeggy Costanzo received a healthy profit on the $23,000 they shelled out for a son of El Corredor at Keeneland last year when re-selling him for $180,000 to Hubert Guy.
As expected, however, the market appears selective. Only 31 of the first 50 catalogued have made it to the ring and only 19 of those are listed as changing hands. The average is $104,473, marginally above that recorded at the same stage of the sale last year.