D.D. Matz’ full brother to Tequilita sells at OBS for $685,000
- April 10, 2017
- By SARA CAVANAGH
The 2-year-old full brother to graded stakes winner Tequilita, hip number155, bred and owned by D.D. Matz, sold at the Ocala Breeding Sale on March 14 for $685,000 to Simon Callaghan.
He was one of 10 Union Rags’ 2-year-olds sold over the two-day sale.
Three were not sold, and the remaining seven averaged $422,571 with hip number 323, a colt out of Alexandra Rylee, selling to Dennis O’Neill for $950,000 and hip number 488, a colt out of Delightfully So, selling to Steve Young, Agent, for $900,000.
He breezed an eighth in :10 flat.
The Matz’ hip number 155 colt is, like Tequilita, closely connected to the Matz family.
D.D.’s husband Michael trained both Union Rags and Sangria and trains Tequilita, who has won three races, including the Smart Halo Stakes and the G2 Forward Gal Stakes on Feb. 4 and placed second in three races, including the G2 Gulfstream Park Oaks on April 1.
D.D. bred and raced their dam, the graded stakes winner Sangrita.
“He’s gorgeous,” said Matz of the Union Rags 2-year-old colt out of Sangria. “I didn’t want to sell him, but it’s our policy to sell the colts, and my kids are riding jumpers now, so I can’t keep them all.”