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Outstanding results for Race Day as OBS March wraps up

March 13, 2019

Hip 494 $125,000 filly | 2019 OBS March | Photo by Z

Hip 494 – $170,000 filly | 2019 OBS March | Photo by Z

Spendthrift stallion Race Day’s $170,000 filly during Wednesday’s session of the March 12-13 OBS 2-year-olds in Training Sale was a high-water mark for the first-crop stallion as the juvenile sales season kicked off.

The filly, hip No. 494 consigned by Kings Equine, went to Liz Crow, agent for B S W Bloodstock. A gray filly like her sire, the Kentucky-bred is out of the stakes winner Spirited Away, making her a half-sister to the multiple graded stakes winner Prospective, a son of Malibu Moon. The filly’s third dam in champion and multiple Grade 1 winner North Sider.

“I thought she was one of the best-moving horses in the sale,” said Crow. “She has such an efficient stride with no wasted action and great reach through her shoulder. She was a ‘must have’ on our list as we went over what we were bidding on. We are thrilled to come away with her.”

Tuesday’s session at OBS yielded a $125,000 colt for Race Day. Purchased by Jake Ballis, agent for Jeffrey D. J. Kallenberg, the colt had breezed a bullet :09 4/5 seconds during the Under Tack show.

Race Day is one of six Spendthrift First-Crop stallions participating in the farm’s “Safe Bet” program, which guarantees the stallion’s first crop of two-year-olds will have at least one Graded/Group stakes winner in 2019, or the breeder will be completely relieved of the stud fee for his or her impending foal in 2020.