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Cloud Computing wraps up OBS sale with another strong showing

March 16, 2022

Cloud Computing’s $250,000 colt, hip No. 355, at the OBS March 2yo sale – Judit Seipert photo

First-Crop sire Cloud Computing finished the 2022 OBS March 2-year-old sale with an average ring price of $190,833, over 25 times his bred-on stud fee of $7,500. His overall 2-year-old for the year of $170,000 fourth-best among all freshman sires with at least five lots sold.

Wednesday’s closing session was another sparkling day for Cloud Computing, led by a hip No. 355, consigned by Little Farm Equine, agent, and purchased by Mike McCarthy for $250,000. The bay colt is the second foal out of the Curlin mare Circleofcompetence and from the family of Grade 1 winner Gozzip Girl and Brocco.

“Cloud Computing is a Preakness winner and he started at a lower price point [than most Classic winners],” Spendthrift’s Ned Toffey said. “He has shown the talent to perform at the very top of our sport and is a beautiful animal. It has been a tremendous sire line. We have loved the foals and the yearlings. Now people are seeing just how athletic they are. A lot of the breeze analysis people thought Tuesday’s Cloud Computing [Hip 190, which sold for $560,000] was the best breeze in the sale. It is great to see the demand and all of the support.”

Cloud Computing, who now stands for $5,000 S&N, has had very good support in the breeding shed as well, covering an average of 121 mares in his first three seasons.