Three colts fetched prices of $1 million or higher during Fasig-Tipton's select 2-year-olds in training Florida Sale at the Palm Meadows Training Center Monday.
A colt by Big Brown out of the Silver Ghost mare, Cool Ghoul, led the way at $1.3 million, going to Dr. Dermot O'Byrne. Wavertree Stables was the consignor.
Bloodstock agent John Ferguson snapped up a Distorted Humor colt for Sheikh Mohammed at a price of $1.2 million. The colt was bred in Pennsylvania by Brushwood Stable and is out of the unraced Storm Cat mare, Secret Thyme. He was consigned by Lynne Boutte.
A Tapit colt also brought a $1 million price tag Monday. Out of the Kingmambo mare, Liberty Flag, the colt was sold to bloodstock agent Nick Sallusto, representing Black Rock Thoroughbreds. Stephens Thoroughbreds consigned the colt for Clear Sky Farm.
In all, 60 2-year-olds sold for $19,215,000 for an average price of $320,250 and a median of $227,500. At last year's sale, 87 horses sold for $20,685,000 for an average price of $237,759 and a median of $200,000. There were 24 buy-backs this year compared to 56 in 2011, but there were 76 outs reported at this year's sale from a catalog of 167.
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