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$230,000 filly leads Mitole’s first-day results at OBS

March 21, 2023

Mitole's $225,000 colt, Hip 61, at the 2023 OBS 2 year old in training Sale - Z

Mitole’s $225,000 colt, Hip 61, at the 2023 OBS 2 year old in training Sale – Z

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.