Quality Road Colt Snares $240,000 at Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale

Hip 421 — Rated An “A” By McLean — Brings $240,000 To Jump Start Day 2 of Kentucky October Yearling Sale

From the Fasig-Tipton Media Team:

Hip 421, a colt by Quality Road, sold for $240,000 early during the second session of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The bay colt was purchased by Golf 19/20 from the consignment of KatieRich Farms.

Quality Road is the leading general sire by Grade 1 winners this year, with Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. (G1) winner City of Light and Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Roadster, as well as Grade 1 winning fillies Bellafina and Dunbar Road. He is also the sire of Grade 1 winning colts Hootenanny and Klimt, and top handicap gelding Spring Quality.

This colt is out the winning A.P. Indy mare False Impression, already the dam of five winners, including multiple stakes winner Standard Deviation. That son Curlin is twice graded stakes placed, including when third in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1). Second dam is Grade 2 winner and multiple graded stakes winner Classic Elegance, a half-sister herself to stakes winner Contributing and to the dam of Grade 1 winning millionaire Believe You Can.

Hip 421 was bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

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