Dual Grade I winner Verrazano came out of Book Two at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale as one of the most exciting first crop sires and again showed his popularity with a colt from Allegory topping Sunday’s Book Three session when fetching $625,000.
Consigned by James Herbener and bought by Steve Young, the colt is a half-brother to this year’s Grade III placed juvenile Copper Bullet.
“I saw quite a few Verrazanos that were good-looking horses,” Young said.
“Verrazano himself could train on a daily basis with basically any horse around. He was an unbelievable horse in many ways. And I think he’ll be a very good sire.
“This horse is not only a three-quarter brother to a 2-year-old graded stakes winner at Saratoga, but he is out of an Unbridled’s Song mare. And he is very, very correct. I think when you deal with Unbridled’s Song, whether as a sire or a broodmare sire, they need to look like this horse looked. He’s got no ceiling on what he might do pedigree-wise.”