A Devil His Due
colt, a full brother to added-money winner Devil At the Wire, got the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction off to a rousing start Tuesday morning when he sold for $395,000. He is the highest-priced horse so far in the auction, which ends today. Mohammed Moubarak signed the sale ticket for Mahmoud Fustok's Buckram Oak Farm.
"He has excellent balance," Moubarak said. "He's a very correct horse with a decent pedigree. He's an excellent individual.
"I think we overpaid a little bit, but for a good individual, you've got to pay a high amount regardless of the pedigree it seems like."
Sarah Nims bred the colt, which was consigned to the sale by Margaux Farm, agent. He is out of the 13-year-old Bold Ruckus mare Ballybeg and is from the family of graded winner Faster Than Sound.
Earlier in the session, B. Wayne Hughes bought a Forestry
– Arctic Valley colt for $300,000 from Brandywine Farm. The colt is a half-brother to graded winner Da Devil.