During the summer, racing for 2-year-olds starts to
heat up. That's exciting for auction participants because everyone gets a
chance to see if the juvenile stars in the sale ring will be stars on the
Executiveprivilege, who topped the Ocala Breeders'
Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in April, is entered in the
eighth race at Betfair Hollywood Park June 28. The Three Amigos purchased the First Samurai -- Refugee filly
for $650,000 from Eddie Woods, agent. Racing Hall of Fame member Bob Baffert
trains her for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman, who teamed to race
champions Midnight Lute and Lookin At Lucky while relying on Baffet's guidance.
Following are some other juveniles who sold for big
prices earlier this year and their names:
Danon Muse is the name of the Empire Maker - Fortunate
Event filly that topped the Barretts March select sale. Danox Co. bought her
for $435,000 from Wavertree Stables, agent.
Boss Man Rocket is the name of the War Front - Henna
colt that topped the OBS March select sale. Frank Fletcher Racing Operations
purchased him for $800,000 from Harris Training Center, agent.
Price Is Truth is the name of the Distorted Humor -
Secret Thyme colt that brought the second-highest price of $1.2 million at the
Fasig-Tipton Florida March select sale. John Ferguson bought him from Lynne
Forever Thing is the name of the Tapit - Liberty
Flag colt that brought the third-highest price of $1 million at the
Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. Nick Sallusto and Hanzly Albina bought him for
Steven Marshall's Black Rock Thoroughbreds from Stephens Thoroughbreds, agent.
Brave Command is the name of the Hard Spun - Lucky
Lavendar Gal colt that brought $870,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale. John
Ferguson purchased him from Eddie Woods, agent.
Stourbridge Lion is the name of the Speightstown -
Five Star Holding colt that brought $560,000 at the Keeneland April sale. Tom
McGreevy, agent for Fox Hill Farm, bought him from Kirkwood Stables, agent.
Equus Prime is the name of the Dynaformer -
Catchascatchcan colt that brought $550,000 at the Keeneland April sale.
Bluegrass Hall purchased him from Wavertree Stables, agent.
The $1.3-million Big Brown - Cool Ghoul colt that
topped the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale and the $700,000 Majestic Warrior -
Counter Cat colt that topped the Keeneland April sale have not been named yet,
based on information obtained from equineline.com.