A Tiznow colt was purchased by a pinhooking partnership Feb. 6 for $260,000 to top all short yearlings sold during the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale.
Glenn Brok of Brook Ledge Horse Transportation signed on behalf of Jack Johnston for the colt, a March 13, 2017 foal consigned as Hip 419 by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services as agent for C & S. Bred in Kentucky by Fredericka V. Caldwell and Mitchel Skolnick, the colt is out of the winning Tapit mare See Rock City, the dam of grade 3-placed One More and stakes-placed Big Red Rocket.
Brok said the partners wished to remain anonymous, but added, "I loved him from the minute he walked into the ring. He was a little more expensive than I expected to give."
"He's a beautiful colt," said co-consignor Ron Blake. "(He has) a great walk, very easy to handle, and looks like he could be anything. He's really done nothing wrong and we're very happy with what he sold for."
Blake said the colt was one of two short yearlings Blake-Albina sent to Fasig-Tipton on behalf of the breeders, who are primarily in the Standardbred business. The other, a City Zip colt offered as Hip 342, was bought back for $140,000.
"They own two Thoroughbred mares and they would just as soon not fool with yearlings later in the year if they don't have to," Blake said. "If they can bring a horse that stands out and get the money, they are happy to move on."
According to Blake, the City Zip colt from his sire's final crop will be offered later in the year.
"We loved the horse and we think he will do very well," he said. "There are only about 40 City Zip yearlings left so we think he will be fine."