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Florida 2YOs: US$2.5m Storm Cat Colt

Thursday, 8th March 2007

Coolmore agent Demi O'Byrne paid top price of US$2.5 million for a Storm Cat colt (out of 8YO stakes-placed Mr Prospector mare Moon Safari) consigned by pin-hooker Hoby Kight, who bought him for just US$1 million at the 2006 Keeneland September yearling sale from Coolmore's own draft. O'Byrne told thoroughbredtimes.com: "We did breed him, so I don't know whether we made a mistake then or we made a mistake here. Horses change. He was probably just going through a phase then, because I couldn't be happier to have him now after the way he breezed here." The colt ran 2 furlongs in 21.4sec during the pre-sale breeze-up session.

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