Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs went to $1.35 million Sept. 15 to buy an Awesome Again -Legs Lawlor colt (Hip No. 957) from Bill and Carole McAlpin's Greenwood Lodge Farm as the second seven-figure offering at the Keeneland September yearling sale’s fifth session.
The colt is out of the winning Unbridled mare Legs Lawlor, a daughter of stakes winner Evil Elaine and a half sister to Horse of the Year Favorite Trick.
Awesome Again, who stands at Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky., is recovering from recent colic surgery.
“I thought he was probably the nicest horse I have seen at this sale,” said Mark Roberts, Adena Springs South manager who signed the sales receipt. “I thought he was beautiful. For the sire, I thought he was very elegant. A very nice horse. The mare was very nice. But we just liked him as an individual. He had a lot of scope to him. We just liked everything about him."
Roberts said the colt will be sent to Adena South in Willison, Fla., to be prepared for a racing career.