Darley shuttler Any Given Saturday topped the Ocala Select yearling sale in Florida on Tuesday when his filly out of Ricki S. (Prized) sold for US$280,000. Her dam is a sister to Group winning millionaire Brass Hat and she was purchased by Jeff Bonde and Mersad Metanovic.
Any Given Saturday shuttles to Darley’s Seymour base at Northwood Park. He was a G1 winner of the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park and stands for a $13,750 fee in Victoria.
Any Given Saturday (Distorted Humor) also topped the opening session of the Keeneland January yearling sale when his colt from Deputy Minister mare Pout made $150,000.
The Ocala Select session saw 131 lots change hands at an average of $35,981 which was up 9% from last year. The median price rose $2,000 to $27,000 and the clearance rate improved 13 points to 73%.
Among other six-figures lots were a Malibu Moon colt ($135,000), Tiznow filly ($105,000) Congrats colt ($100,000) and a Pomeroy colt ($100,000).
A total of 29 horses brought $50,000 or more compared with 20 last year. The sale continues on Wednesday with Day 1 of the non-Select sessions.