Colonel John had one of the top offerings during the final day of the OBS April 19-22 Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training, a $375,000 filly purchased by East/West Stable.
The filly, hip No. 1060, was consigned by Winners Circle Stable, agent and is out of the graded stakes-placed Chester House mare Listen, who is a half-sister to multiple graded winner Listen Here.
"She reminded me a lot of Airoforce," traine Mark Casse, who placed the winning bid, said when comparing the filly to the multiple graded stakes winner he also trains. "The Colonel Johns I have had some luck with are little taller and a little leaner with a great walk. I thought last year Airoforce was impressive on the track and I thought this filly was impressive too."
Colonel John is the nation's leading Fourth-Crop Sire in three categories: Graded stakes horses (2), winners (47) and wins (59).