A Street Cry colt sold for $1.4 million during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale the evening of Aug. 11.
Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson bought the colt that was consigned by Pat Costello's Paramount Sales.
"It is very hard to breed a good horse," said Ferguson. "He's handsome, as good-looking as any of the horses here. The breeders deserve to get paid."
Ann Bakhaus, owner of Keene Ridge Farm near Lexington, co-bred the dark bay or brown colt with Sheikh Mohammed's Darley breeding operation. The colt is out of Bakhaus' homebred Rcuandry, a daughter of A.P. Indy and a half sister to grade I winner Honey Ryder, grade III winner and graded producer Cuando Puede, and stakes winner and graded producer Cuando.
The colt is the first million-dollar horse Bakhaus has ever sold from her 170-acre breeding operation that also produced top sire English Channel . She offered the Street Cry colt as a weanling through the Fasig-Tipton November sale but bought him back. He had received a final bid of $285,000.
"We decided to bring him back and see if he would grow into himself," said Charlie McKinlay, farm manager for Keene Ridge.
"Early on we knew that Saratoga is where he needed to be," said Bakhaus, who has not offered a horse at the Spa in about six years. "You have to have a special individual, and he was it."
Costello said the colt only got better since the day he arrived on the sales grounds.
"He's all class," Costello said. "He had a big walk, strong and he passed all the tests. I think he is going to be a big-time racehorse."