Paynter's $255,000 colt, hip No. 53, during day one of the 2016 FT-Saratoga Aug Yearling sale
Paynter had a pair of colts go through the ring during the first evening of the Aug. 8-9 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale, with the duo bringing a healthy avearge of $227,500 for the first-crop stallion.
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Topping the pair was hip No. 53, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent, and purchased by the aptly-named Saratoga Seven Racing Partners for $255,000. The bay colt is out of the Distorted Humor mare Hottie Dancer, who is a daughter of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Pike Place Dancer.
Consigned by Kaizen Sales, hip No. 98 went to St. Elias for $200,000. The Florida-bred colt is a half-brother to Alcibiades S. (G1) winner Peace and War.
Paynter has one lot in Tuesday night's session, hip No. 176, a filly who is a half-sister to 2-year-old champion filly She Be Wild.