A bay colt by Uncle Mo brought a winning bid of $700,000 from trainer Bob Baffert, agent, marking the top price of the day midway through the fourth session of the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 18.
The colt, consigned by Taylor Made Sale Agency, agent, is the first foal out of the Quiet American mare Kiss the Lady, a winner at 2 and stakes-placed twice in her racing career.
Fourth dam Minstrella is a group I winner in England.
"Could be a partnership, we don't know yet," Baffert said. "It's Uncle Mo. He's hot. We've been trying to buy horses. It's tough, because everybody is on the same horses. You probably have to overpay, but this is one of the horses you're running against down the road."
Late in the session, Baffert signed the ticket for a $550,000 Flatter colt consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent. Hip 1094 is out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Stormy B, the dam of Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Itsaknockout. The Flatter colt is from the family of graded stakes winner Rush Bay.