Three juveniles from the second crop of Grade 2-winning millionaire MISSION IMPAZIBLE brought six-figure prices at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales (OBS) Company’s March 14-15 sale of 2-year-olds in training, exceeding the $100,000 overall median for the sale, where juveniles by some of North America’s most fashionable sires were offered. All three of these Mission Impazible 2-year-olds were cataloged as registered New York-breds.
Selling for $285,000 was Hip No. 489, a colt bred by Sequel Thoroughbreds and Twin Creeks Farm and purchased from the consignment of Eddie Woods, Agent XIV, by Peter Quinn. This colt worked a quarter-mile in 21 1/5 on Saturday morning, March 11. His full brother, from Mission Impazible’s first crop, is 2016-2017 winner ETHAN HUNT ($120,773), who is multiple stakes-placed.
Selling for $135,000 was Hip No. 216, a colt bred by Mustang Farms and purchased from the consignment of Crane Thoroughbred Services, Agent II, by Kim Valerio as agent for Michael Dubb. He worked a quarter-mile in 21 3/5 on Thursday morning, March 9. His unraced dam’s only other registered offspring, this colt’s 5-year-old half-sister, won on turf at Gulfstream Park and Woodbine, so his proficiency on grass – in addition to his demonstrated ability on dirt – is an intriguing question.
Selling for $125,000 was Hip No. 629, a filly bred by Twin Creeks Farm and purchased from the consignment of Paul Sharp, Agent VIII, by McMahon and Hill Bloodstock, agent. This filly worked a furlong in 10-flat on Saturday morning, March 11. The first two offspring produced from this filly’s dam have yet to race.