Almasty, a Grade 3-winning son of Scat Daddy, will stand at Kanny Ng's Castle Peak Farm in Ashton, Ontario after selling for $35,000 on Thursday at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.
The 7-year-old horse has been unraced since December 2016, but he was offered as a racing or stallion prospect following a series of December workouts at Louisiana Downs. He was last raced by owners GenStar Thoroughbreds and Rupp Racing, trained by Brad Cox.
Almasty won four of 16 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $239,281. He won the Grade 3 Commonwealth Turf Stakes in 2015, and he finished third in the listed Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint Stakes the following year.
“Woodbine has the two turf tracks, so that was appealing,” said Dan Considine, who signed the ticket on behalf of Ng. “He's got some farm mares.”
Bred in Kentucky by Paget Bloodstock and Horse France, Almasty is out of the placed Pleasant Colony mare Minicolony, whose eight winners from nine runners also includes English G3-placed York Glory, and stakes-placed Sea Pines and Suzy Smart. His second dam is the G1 winner Minstrella, putting him in the family of G2 winners Colonial Minstrel, A Little Warm, and Mini Sermon.
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