The $2.3 million Distorted Humor colt, which topped the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training and is the most expensive juvenile sold at public auction this year, has been named Brock. He is being prepared further for racing at the Robert Scanlon Training Center in Florida by David Scanlon and is scheduled to be shipped to the racetrack in May, according to Kentucky bloodstock agent John Moynihan, who is the bloodstock adviser to the colt’s owner, wine mogul Jess Jackson.
Jackson’s Stonestreet Stables purchased the colt at the Fasig-Tipton auction. Jill Julian and Stacy Yagoda of Two Beaches consigned him to the sale after buying him for $200,000, in the name of On the Sly, from Lane’s End, agent, at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale. He worked an eighth of a mile in :10 3/5 prior to the Fasig-Tipton auction.
“So far so good,” Moynihan said. “He came out of the sale perfect. We let him down a little bit afterward for like a week and he’s back on the track. He probably two minute licks once a week or something like that. The one thing I can say is that everybody who has touched him loves him. David has been around him now for several weeks and he really thinks he’s a nice horse. He’s got a great mind and he moves super – knock on wood.”
The chestnut colt is out of Tomisue’s Delight (by A.P. Indy), who captured the Personal Ensign (gr. I) and Falls City (gr. III) Handicaps in 1998 and the Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) in 1997. He is a half-brother to Mr. Sidney (by Storm Cat), who scored in the Maker’s Mark Mile Stakes (gr. IT) and Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) in 2009.
Brock is named for one of Jackson's grandfathers whose last name was Brock.
A Malibu Moon – More Than Pretty filly, which is named Malibu Cougar, is at the Scanlon Training Center and is on the same schedule to be sent to the racetrack as Brock, according to Moynihan. Owned by Jackson’s wife, Barbara Banke, the filly was purchased by Banke’s Grace Stables for $350,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida auction.
Three horses acquired by Stonestreet at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training already have been sent to trainer Steve Asmussen. Those juveniles are a $250,000 Lion Heart – Contessa Halo colt named Kantharos, a $225,000 Imperialism – Dover Court colt named Certainly Royal, and a $260,000 E Dubai – Hot Time colt.