Upstart’s Wednesday at OBS 2yo Sale topped by $450,000 filly

Upstart’s momentum continued to build during the second session of the April 20-23 OBS Spring 2-year-old sale when hip No. 394 brought a top bid of $450,000, one of the top-five prices paid for a filly during the session.

Consigned by Tom McCrocklin, the filly went to the team of Spendthrift Farm and MyRacehorse. 

“We start with the breezes and she breezed exceptionally well (:20 4/5 at the Under Tack Show),” said Spendthrift Yearling Manager Seth Semkin. “She is a big, scopey filly. McCrocklin does a good job. She behaved herself every time we saw her. She will probably go to California, but we haven’t made a final decision on a trainer yet.” 

Bred in Kentucky by Bret Jones, Hip 394 is out of the unraced mare Who’sbeeninmybed, a half-sister to Lecomte S. (G3) winner Mr. Bowling. 

Upstart, who is a top-five Second-Crop sire of winners, has four lots remaining in the catalog.