The first Colonel John yearling to sell at the Keeneland September sale brought a healthy winning bid of $250,000, more than 16 times his 2012 stud fee. The bay colt sold during session 3, on Sept. 12, with Wayne Lobdell signing the ticket for the Woods Edge Farm offering.
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Cataloged as hip No. 669, the yearling is a 3/4-brother to WinStar Farm's Gemologist, winner of this year's Grade 1 Wood Memorial and the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) last year. Their dam Crystal Shard has also produced the stakes-winning filly Clear Destiny and the stakes-placed colt Perfect Cut.