Journeyman, Wildcat Heir wrap up OBS Jan. sale on high note
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.