Our man, John Motaung, attending the Ready To Run Sale (where he’s riding) in Calder, USA reports trade to be buoyant.
Average price remained virtually level at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Calder saleof selected two-year-olds in training on Tuesday as a colt by Street Cry (Ire) brought the top price of $2.1-million.
John Ferguson, bloodstock agent for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, purchased the half brother to recent stakes winner Elliecat. The sale topper is out of Sage Cat, by Tabasco Cat, and was consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent.
“He’s a horse that was a very good looking yearling, and Paul Pompa Jr. paid $425,000 for him,” Ferguson said. “He trained very well at David Scanlon’s this winter and came here and moved beautifully on the racetrack. His half sister is now a stakes winner and Street Cry has worked well with Northern Dancer-line mares.
“The thing about buying at two-year-old sales is that you’re that much further down the line.”