The equal top seller at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday was a Stay Thirsty colt that made $325,000.
Consigned by Betz Thoroughbreds and bought by Robert Hess Jr, the Stay Thirsty colt was from Candy Trophy, who comes from the family of Grade III winner Chocolate Candy.
“We think he’s got the pedigree to become a Classic winner,” Hess Jr. said.
“He’s a very lovely horse. Baffert’s got 100 of them, and we’ve got this one. Hopefully he’s the right one.”
Hess Jr. said he bought the horse on behalf of a group he refers to as ‘friends and family’, a group of clients for which he has trained for several years.