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HORSE RACING: Record $3.8m for chestnut colt

Published:Friday | November 15, 2013 | 9:24 AM

A chestnut colt by Forest Danger out of Wap fetched the record price of $3.8 million at the annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders of Jamaica yearling sale held recently at Caymanas Park.





Bred by Everglades Farms Limited, the powerfully built yearling who entered the ring as Lot 75, attracted some spirited bidding before going to trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes on behalf of a syndicate of owners.



He thus erased the previous record of $3.4 million paid out by Trinidadian owner Baskaran Bassawh for a chestnut colt by Cowtown Cat out of My Morning Prayer – Bigman In Town – at the 2011 sale.



BIGMAN IN TOWN won the T&T derby quite convincingly in September.



The new record holder was foaled on April 5, 2012.



His sire, Forest Danger – winner of five races in the USA – produced winners in the US before entering stud in Jamaica two years ago.



Two other yearlings were purchased for $3 million.



The first was Lot 40 – a roan colt by Legal Process out of Twilight’s Dream, bred by Ham Stables Limited.



And Lot 112, a chestnut colt by War Marshall out of Money Maker, bred by Stenton Neil and purchased by Bassawh.



In all, 20 yearlings were sold for prices in excess of one million dollars, most going to the Trinidadians.



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