A strapping son of A.P. Indy, named Pyramid Indy, brought $1.2 million to kick off the opening session of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.
The colt, consigned by Fergus Galvin and Adrian Regan’s Hunter Valley Farm, on behalf of Dream With Me Stables, was purchased by William S. Farish of Lane’s End Farm. Pyramid Indy is the most expensive horse sold by Hunter Valley, who also sold grade I winner Scat Daddy.
Farish said he was interested in the colt due to his pedigree, as he is out of the Broad Brush mare Pyramid Lake and from the family of European Horse of the Year Peintre Celebre.
“He was an outstanding looking colt,” Farish said. “We see a lot of A.P. Indy colts, and he was just remarkable. We felt like for the money he was a good buy.”
Concerning the price, Farish said he expected to pay more. “He is really a top, top A.P. Indy. I felt like maybe the market is a little soft right now and we might have gotten a bargain.”
Hunter Valley previously consigned the colt to the 2007 Keeneland November mixed sale, where he failed to meet his reserve and was bought back for $500,000.