$825,000 Colt Leads Justify Offerings During First Fasig Saratoga Session
The first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale was a good one for Justify when his colt out of Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold sold for $825,000 as the fifth most expensive offering of the session.
Purchased by Travis Durr as agent for David Hudson, the colt saw an update in the weeks before the sale when Bar of Gold’s first foal was third in the Rick Violette Stakes. Offered by Sequel New York on behalf of Chester and Mary Broman, the colt is also a grandson of Grade 3 winner Khancord Kid, who produced stakes-placed Land Mine and American Pharoah’s stakes-placed Homeland.
Khancord Kid also has a yearling filly by Justify and visited Uncle Mo this year.
Justify also saw My Racehorse snap up a filly out of Bernardini mare Essential Rose for $625,000 later in the session from the Warrendale Sales consignment. A Pennsylvania-bred, the filly is a half-sister to stakes winner Rose’s Vision and a granddaughter of Essential Edge.
Bred by Blackstone Farm, the filly is also from the family of Group I winners Salsabil and Marju, Grade II winner Tiz A Slam, and multiple Grade III winner Flameaway. Overall, there are 23 stakes performers listed on the filly’s page.
Justify’s other two yearlings to sell on Monday brought $470,000 and $350,000 to average $361,143 with a median of $300,000.