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Mitole tops OBS October sale with $210,000 colt

October 12, 2022

Mitole’s $210,000 OBS October sales topper – Judit Seipert photo

Eclipse Champion Mitole had the co-highest lot during Tuesday’s opening session of the OBS October Yearling sale when hip No. 122 sold for $210,000.

The winning bidder was D. J. Stable, with Bobby Jones Equine LLC, agent as the consignor for breeder Angela Ingenito.

“The reason why we went as high as we did on the Mitole colt is that he doesn’t look like a typical sprinter that you would expect from a champion sprinter like Mitole,” said D. J.’s general manager Jon Green. “So, for us, it was the appeal of getting a horse who could potentially have the turn of foot and speed that Mitole had during his career, but still have the scope to go two turns like this colt should be able to do.”

The Florida-bred is the first foal out of Eenie Meenie Miney, an unraced Uncle Mo half-sister to grade/group winners Giant Gizmo, Eons and Tableaux, and to the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Cheermeister.

Mitole was named champion sprinter for 2019 after a brilliant 4-year-old campaign that included Grade 1 wins in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Metropolitan H., Forego S., and Churchill Downs S. He stood the 2022 season for $15,000 S&N.