A Macho Uno colt commanded $180,000 to become the highest-priced horse sold so far during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale Oct. 24 in Lexington. Multiple Eclipse Award-winning owner and breeder Frank Stronach purchased the bay yearling in the name of his Adena Springs operation.
Peter O’Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm consigned the colt, which is the first foal out the winner On Fuego (by Pulpit ). The mare is a half sister to In the Gold (by Golden Missile ), who captured the Gazelle (gr. I) and Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) in 2005, and another added-money winner, High Blitz (by Lucky Lionel). In the Gold also finished second in the 2005 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Whitewood Stable bred the yearling in Kentucky. Eaton Sales, as agent for Whitewood, consigned the colt to the 2010 Keeneland November breeding stock sale when he was a weanling. Walnut Hill Stable bought him for $15,000.
Woods Edge, agent, also sold a Midnight Lute —Never a No Hitter colt that brought $140,000 earlier in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall sale’s second session.