A colt from the first crop of Majestic Warrior brought a high bid of $700,000 to become the top-priced offering at the 2012 Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington.
The colt, consigned as Hip No. 123 by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, agent, was purchased by agent John Moynihan on behalf of Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton. He is out of the Hennessy mare Counter Cat.
Bred in Maryland by Wayne and Juanita Morris, the colt had been purchased by Reunion Bloodstock for $137,000 from the Elm Tree Farm consignment to the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.
“In my mind, he’s stunning,” Dunne had told The Blood-Horse prior to the sale.
In pre-sale workouts, the colt had breezed an eighth of a mile in :10.
Shortly before the Majestic Warrior colt lit up the sales ring, a Dynaformer colt produced from an English group I winner was bought by Bluegrass Hall Farm for $550,000. Also consigned by Wavertree, agent, the colt (Hip No. 113) is out of the Pursuit of Love mare Catchascatchcan, winner of the Aston Upthorpe Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) and the dam of Irish group II winner and sire Antonius Pius.
The colt was bred in Kentucky by Castleton Lyons and Kilboy Estate.