Indian Charlie Colt Brings $625,000

Indian Charlie Colt Brings $625,000
Photo: Coady Photography/Keeneland
Keeneland April sale, Hip 72 sold for $625,000.

Agent John Moynihan went to $625,000 to purchase an Indian Charlie colt on behalf of Jess Jackson’s Stonestreet Stables, the highest price during the first portion of the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington on April 11. B. Wayne Hughes was the underbidder.

The colt, produced from the winning A.P. Indy filly Teenage Temper, was bred in Kentucky by Mark Stanley. He was consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds, which had bought him for $150,000 from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment to the 2010 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga August yearling sale.

“He’s a big, strong horse,” Moynihan said. “He’s out of an A.P. Indy mare; a really pretty horse. Hopefully he can go on and do some great things this time next year.”

The colt’s second dam, multiple grade III winner Pleasant Temper, is a daughter of Storm Cat who earned $848,944.

Earlier, a War Front   colt who is a half brother to grade I winner Laragh was purchased by agent Steve V. Young for $475,000. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, the colt was bred in Kentucky by Graceville Breeding. The colt is out of the El Prado mare Rose of Summer. Laragh won the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) and placed in the 2008 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Young declined to disclose his client but said the colt would be trained by Christophe Clement.

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