Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A Tiznow colt purchased by Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stable for $650,000 topped Tuesday's Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which saw deep declines in average and median from last year.
The colt was consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stable, and was a pinhook, having been purchased last fall at the Keeneland September yearling sale for $200,000 by Edmonton Inc., a partnership that include Dunne, Vern Dubinsky and Jack Goldthorpe.
In a presale workout, the Tiznow colt, who is out of the Storm Cat mare Hurricane Judy, worked a furlong in 10.60 seconds. Tuesday, Barretts equine manager Kim Lloyd bid on the Tiznow colt on behalf of Stonestreet while speaking to Jackson on the phone.
The one-day sale had a much smaller catalog than in previous years. According to sale company documents, 50 horses were sold for $6,263,000. The sale averaged $125,260 and had a median of $80,000. Compared to 2008, the average fell about 30 percent, while the median was down 27 percent.
Last year, 73 horses sold for an average of $178,027, and a median price of $110,000.