Hip181 Ftg3 19 Z7163

$700,000 for Verrazano Colt

The 2019 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale delivered a big result for promising young sire Verrazano with a colt from stakes-winner Argent Affair selling for $700,000.

Consigned by Wavertree Stables, the colt was secured by Larry Best of Oxo Equine LLC following a very impressive 10 flat work (watch below) and is a half-brother to Grade III winner Forty Under. A good pinhook result for connections, the colt was a $170,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase.

Winner of six races at 3 years including a record-breaking 9¾ length victory in the G1 Haskell Invitational Stakes, Verrazano sired 2 stakes winning juveniles from his first 2YO crop last year. With 14 sophomore winners already this year, he could be in for a big 2019 season.