Hip 152, a colt by Scat Daddy sold for $385,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

Hip 152, a colt by Scat Daddy sold for $385,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

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F-T Sale: Scat Daddy Colt Brings $385,000

Florida horseman James J. Crupi goes to $385,000 for Scat Daddy colt.

A slick bay colt by Scat Daddy sold for $385,000 at about the midway point of the July 9 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale to top the auction so far. Florida horseman James J. Crupi signed the ticket.

Consigned by Indian Creek, the colt was bred in Kentucky by Commonwealth. Redmon Farm paid $90,000 for the colt as a weanling last year at the Keeneland November sale.

The coltHip 152 in the catalog of 332is out of the stakes-winning and classic-placed Starbourne. Bred in Ireland, Starbourne was third in the 2002 Entenmanns Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I). She has produced a pair of multiple winners

"We thought he was a beautiful individual, and he had a big walk and a lot of pedigree, so he could be a stallion," said Crupi. "But he will probably go on to a 2-year-old sale. We wanted to be around $300,000 or $350,000, so we were right there."

Crupi, who operates New Castle Farm in Central Florida, has been very active during the sale. Prior to going to $385,000 for the Scat Daddy colt he had purchased nine yearlings for $800,000.

Scat Daddy had a huge sale at Fasig-Tipton. Three of the four yearlings in the sale by the sire sold for an average of $265,000. Hip 281, out of Cover Girl Elite, sold for $300,000 later in the sale.

Scat Daddy stands at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The grade I-winning son of Johannesburg stood the 2015 season for $35,000. He has 10 stakes winners in 2015 including El Kabeir. Scat Daddy was the leading first-crop sire of 2011 and second leading second-crop sire of 2012.