Hip #359 – 2012 c. by MAJESTICPERFECTION out of MORE D’AMOUR came down the lane on the second day of the breeze show in :21.2, marking the fastest quarter of the sale so far. Soon after came Hip #455 – 2012 c. by DESERT PARTY out of SATINET in a speedy :21.1. These two colts both owned by the Bradley Thoroughbreds Pinhook Venture and consigned by Eddie Woods quickly became the talk of the sale.
Hip #455 sold for $425,000 to Chris Brothers on behalf of Paul Pompa and Hip #359 sold for $250,000 to Choctaw Racing. It was a great sale for both colts!
The excerpt below was written by the Thoroughbred Daily News:
Chris Brothers of Xavier International Bloodstock went to a co-session topping $425,000 to secure a colt by Desert Party on behalf of Paul Pompa, Jr. in Timonium Tuesday. The gray colt, consigned by Eddie Woods, worked a bullet quarter in :21 1/5 during last week’s under-tack preview. He had worked a bullet furlong in :9 4/5 before RNA’ing at $245,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale two months ago.
“He is a super, super athletic horse,” Brothers commented. “He had one of the best breezes, we thought, of the whole sale. I know he was in the other sale and we saw him there, but we weren’t all that active in that last sale, so we had more backing at this sale. He’s a gorgeous horse–he ticked all the boxes. He’s just very well put together.”
Pompa is very familiar with the colt’s freshman sire. He purchased Desert Party for $425,000 out of the 2007 Keeneland September sale and resold the handsome colt for $2.1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale the following year. The juvenile (hip 455) is out of Satinet (Olympio) and is a half-brother to multiple graded stakes placed Britt’s Jules (Jules) and Social Probation (Jules).
He was purchased by Pete Bradley’s Bradley Thoroughbreds for $180,000 out of last year’s Keeneland September sale. “At the first sale, he was going through some growing spurts and his back end was up,” Bradley explained. “But this has been one of the nicest horses we’ve had in the last five years from the day we had him. We’ve got some others that are really nice, but this guy was really special, I thought. I’m just glad that the market was able to bear that out. It will be tough to believe this isn’t a graded stakes horse. I’m looking forward to seeing his career.” – Thoroughbred Daily News