The final session of Book 1 of the Keeneland September Yearling sale concluded Tuesday, with Eaton Sales sitting atop the leaderboard after hip No. 300 brought a winning bid of $1.6 million, currently the highest figure paid at the marathon sale that runs through Sept. 24.
Eaton consigned the son of Quality Road on behalf of Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings. After a lively bidding session, the winning bidder was the team of Woodford Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds.
Out of Catch the Moon, the yearling is a half-brother to Haskell Invitational (G1) winner Girvin and this year’s multiple Grade One-placed Midnight Bourbon.
Stonestreet will stay on as a partner for the colt’s racing career.
“The plan is to gather a partnership together with Woodford Racing, West Point and a few others and Barbara Banke,” Woodford Racing and Lane’s End’s Bill Farish told the TDN after signing the ticket on the colt alongside West Point’s Terry Finley. “He will go to Shug McGaughey.”
Stonestreet purchased Catch the Moon for $240,000 at the 2015 Keeneland November sale. The mare is also the dam of Iroquois S.(G3) winner Cocked and Loaded and Salvator Mile (G3) winner Pirate’s Punch.