A Maryland-bred colt by Majestic Warrior brought $700,000 from George Bolton and Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stable on Monday night to top the Keeneland April Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent, the colt, who sold as hip No. 123, is produced from the unraced Hennessy mare Counter Cat and is a half-brother to Under Counter, a stakes-placed runner in Japan.
“Fast horse; galloped out fast (during his preview show breeze). Majestic Warrior looks like he’s off to a good start. We’ll take our shot and see,” bloodstock advisor John Moynihan, who signed the ticket for the colt, told Keeneland Publicity.
The second-highest price of the sale was hip No. 144, a Speightstown colt who sold to Fox Hill Farm/Tom McGreevy, agent, for $560,000. The colt was consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent.
Keeneland sold 59 horses during the one-day April Sale for $9,754,000, for an average of $165,322 and a median of $120,000. In 2011, 70 horses were sold for gross receipts of $11,564,000, for an average of $165,200 and a median of $130,000.
Hip No. 123/Keeneland photo