A bay son of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown became the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds when he fetched $1.3 from Coolmore associate Demi O'Byrne.
Consigned by Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables, the Big Brown colt was bred in Pennsylvania by Lansdon Robbins and Tom Hansen. He worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 during the auction’s under tack show at Palm Meadows Training Center.
The $1.3 million colt was produced from the winning mare Cool Ghoul (by Silver Ghost). He is a half brother to dual stakes winner Dagnabit and the winning, stakes-placed runner Bad Boy Rising (both by Freud ).
A considerable amount of appeal comes from the family of the Big Brown colt’s second dam, Single Blade (by Hatchet Man), who captured the 1987 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I). She is the dam of 12 winners, including grade II victor Comeonmom (by Jolie's Halo).