when a pair of colts brought $200,000 and $150,000 during the late stages of the session.
Hip No. 555, who had breezed a rapid 10 seconds flat at the Under Tack Show, brought the top price of the day for his sire from winning bidder Donato Lanni, agent. The bay colt’s dam is a stakes winner and comes from a family of no less than five stakes horses.
A few lots later, hip No. 567, consigned by Envision Equine, agent, went to Shepard Equine Advisors, agent for Larry Hirsch. The Florida-bred’s dam Rumble Seat is a daughter of graded stakes winner Sister Star.
Chitu, whose first starter, the filly Silver Tunes, will make her debut on Thursday in Gulfstream Park’s third race, has two lots remaining in the OBS auction. After Wednesday’s results, Chitu’s 2-year-olds have averaged more than 21 times his stud fee of $4,500.