Majestic Warrior has become one of the hottest freshman sires in the US with another big sale result at the OBS April Sale of 2YO’s in Training.
A chestnut Majestic Warrior colt from Flirtatious Miss consigned by the Harris Training Center fetched $400,000 to top the second session of the sale.
He touched off a bidding duel between Narvick International’s Emmanuel de Seroux and Peachtree’s John Fort, De Seroux winning the day.
De Seroux said the colt had been purchased for undisclosed Japanese interests.
“We thought he was a very nice horse and liked everything about him,” de Seroux told TDN
“He’s a very strong-looking horse. We’ll see how he develops.
“You always expect to pay less, but there are a lot of people around, and with nice horses, you always find yourself competing with other racing stables. That’s how it works.”
The colt was the seventh by Majestic Warrior to realize $200,000 or more this spring, a septet led by
Keeneland April’s $700,000 sale topper, a colt from Counter Cat.
Farfellow Farm’s Kip and Suzanne Knelman purchased the Flirtatious Miss colt for $47,000 as a KEENOV weanling back in 2010, but then failed to sell him when he was re-offered for sale a yearling at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale.
They chose to buy him back and send him to Florida to Robert and Mary Harris’s Harris Training Center and they were well rewarded for their faith in the colt.
“He was just a really nice colt,” said consignor Robert Harris.
“It’s the same story with all these sales–he worked great, jumped through all the hoops, checked all the boxes. You never know what the market’s going to bring here, because you get buyers at every range, but he was shopped hard.”