A Scat Daddy colt brought $400,000 around 2 p.m. EDT March 15 during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
The final bid was made by a group of Japanese, who declined to comment because one member of the party said, it “wouldn’t be right” in light of the situation in Japan, where a huge earthquake and tsunami have caused widespread damage. The name on the sale ticket was KK Eishindo.
A member of his sire’s first crop, the bay juvenile worked an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 before the sale, sharing the fastest time for the distance with three other juveniles in the auction. He is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Madagascat, who was unplaced in two races but is a half sister to grade III winner Lindsay Jean (by Saint Ballado), and added-money winners Honour Colony (by Honour and Glory) and Crozet (by Charismatic). Other family members include European champion and successful sire Storm Bird, Canadian champion Northernette, grade III winner Indian Ocean, and Japanese stakes winner Biwa Shinseiki,
Machmer Hall bred the colt in Kentucky. Craig and Carrie Brogden operate the Bluegrass State farm in partnership with Carrie’s mother, Sandy Willwerth.