$230,000 filly leads Mitole’s first-day results at OBS
March 20, 2023
Champion Mitole’s first crop of runners had an excellent day in the sales ring at OBS on Monday, with four lots selling for an average of $170,000, more than 11 times his stud fee.
First to break the $200,000 barrier for the Spendthrift stallion was hip No. 61, a colt consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. and purchased by the partnership of Bill & Corinne Heiligbrodt (who raced Mitole) and Jackpot Farm.
The chestnut colt’s dam is the stakes winner Sophia’s Song, whose dam Dreamscape is a half-sister to champion Housebuster.
“Mitole has some really fast ones here so I want to buy all the fast ones here. Because if we own them, we won’t have to face the really fast ones in the races!” Bill Heiligbrodt said with a laugh. “We’re thinking down the road.”
Hip No. 277, the penultimate horse through the ring on Monday, was the topper of the day when Mike Maker went to $230,000 for the filly consigned by Wavertree.
The filly, who worked in 10 seconds flat at the Under Tack show, is the first foal out of Awesome Figure, who is a half-sister to multiple graded winner Ventana.
Mitole has 13 lots remaining in the catalog for the final two sessions of the sale on Tuesday and Wednesday.