By Steven Loung/Ontario Racing

Ontario Breds were well represented over the course of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, with 11 horses being sold over the course of the three-day sale.

A colt (HIP 89) from the first crop of four-time Grade 1 winner McKinzie was the Ontario Bred sale topper, going to Bill Childs for $750,000 on the first day of the sale, Tuesday, March 12.

“Of course, I liked the way he worked. That was obvious,” Childs told BloodHorse. “I liked him because I think he is probably going to go two turns. I just liked the way he went, the way he looked, and everything about him.”

The bay colt was bred in Ontario by Mike Carroll and consigned by Wavertree Stables.

Other top-selling Ontario Breds at the OBS sale include HIP 535, a colt from More Than Ready-Paris Cruise by First Samurai (bred by Mark Dodson), HIP 14, a colt from Omaha Beach-All Dressed Up by Super Saver (bred byJesse Korona), and HIP 442, a colt from Nyquist-Mexican Hat by Street Cry (IRE) (bred by Narola, LLC and Anderson Farms Ont. Inc.), who sold for $360,000, $350,000 and $325,000, respectively.

The other Ontario Breds that sold are as follows:

  • HIP 321 – Colt from Kantharos-I’m Mom’s Favorite by Indian Charlie ($150,000)
    • Breeder: A&A Farms


  • HIP 596 – Filly from Twirling Candy-Riverine by Unbridled’s Song ($95,000)
    • Breeder: Josham Farms Limited


  • HIP 528 – Colt from Lord Nelson-Our Lesmis by Yes It’s True ($50,000)
    • Breeder: Brookstone Farm & Lee Mauberret


  • HIP 3 – Filly from Bee Jersey-You Make Luvin Fun by A.P. Indy ($45,000, post-sale)
    • Breeder: Charles Fipke


  • HIP 704 – Filly from Midnight Lute-State Jewel by More Than Ready ($40,000)
    • Breeder: Conrad Farms


  • HIP 465 – Colt from Collected-Molly Meister by Bodemeister ($25,000)
    • Breeder: Anderson Farms Ont. Inc., John D. Fielding, Peter Kirby & Don Meehan


  • HIP 257 – Colt from McKinzie-Gemswick Park by Speightstown ($10,000)
    • Breeder: LNJ Foxwoods

(Photo courtesy of OBS Sales)