Son of Distorted Humor Goes for $1 Million

Son of Distorted Humor Goes for $1 Million
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
$1 million colt; Distorted Humor - Santa Croce by Saint Ballado.

A dapper-looking son of Distorted Humor   was purchased by WinStar Farm, agent, for the partnership of Maverick Racing for $1 million to highlight the late afternoon session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, the colt was bred in New York by the partnership of Waterville Lake Stable. He was produced from the Saint Ballado mare Santa Croce and is from the family of stakes winner Broad Dynamite.

Maverick is a Texas-based partnership of WinStar owners Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt, along with a couple of their friends.

"He was a lovely colt," said Elliott Walden, vice president of WinStar Farm. "He's by Distorted Humor, and obviously we are fond of him and we are going to support him any way we can."

Walden said the colt ranked among the top five sons of Distorted Humor in the sale and resembled grade I winner Any Given Saturday, who races for WinStar and Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stable. "We tried on a couple of other ones, and this is the only one that we have gotten and we are very excited to have gotten him," he said. "This colt has some scope and a great balance."

Distorted Humor stands at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. His 2007 stud fee was $225,000. Sheikh Mohammed's Darley recently purchased a number of shares in the son of Forty Niner.

Any Given Saturday was purchased by Darley in mid-August. The Todd Pletcher-trainee will continue to race for WinStar and Padua through the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

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