Buoyed by two of the top prices of the sale, Journeyman Bloodstock Services finished in the top five consignors in both gross receipts and average price at the Jan. 22-24 OBS Winter Mixed sale.
After topping the sale on opening day with a pair of fillies that went for $85,000 and $80,000, the remainder of the sale saw Journeyman's stallion Wildcat Heir draw strong attention from the bidders.
Machmer Hall went to $42,000 to secure the top-priced yearling filly of the third session, hip No. 843, consigned by Summerfield, agent. The bay filly is out of stakes-placed Earthquake Ride, by Meadowlake. The filly was bred in Florida by Susan Kahn.
Hip No. 322, the 7-year-old Wildcat Heir mare Wild Rainbow, sold for $38,000 to Adena Springs during day two. Consigned by Bo Hunt, agent, Wild Rainbow was sold as a racing or broodmare prospect. She is a full sister to Grade 3 Jersey Shore S. winner Rainbow Heir.
On opening day, hip No. 122, a Wildcat Heir yearling colt consigned by Beth Bayer, agent, sold for $35,000 to David Merida. The Florida-bred colt is out of Rahy's Wish, dam of stakes winner Lindsey's Wish.
Journeyman sold a total of 24 horses for a total of $431,600, third-highest among all consignors. Their average of $17,983 was fourth-most of all consignors with at least 10 lots sold.
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