Acting on behalf of undisclosed partnership, trainer Todd Pletcher went to $750,000 to purchase a bay son of Giant’s Causeway during the fourth day of selling at the Keeneland September yearling sale Thursday.
Consigned by Four Star Sales, the colt is the highest priced youngster to sell thus far midway through the session. Out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Good Vibes, he is a half brother to Hong Kong Grade I winner Warning Flag, but Pletcher indicated the group he purchased the colt for is domestically based.
“I thought he was an outstanding colt,” Pletcher said. “I love Giant’s Causeway as a stallion, we’ve had a lot of success with him over the years. Anytime you get one that looks like he does and walks like he does, he’s the complete package. We were up there (price wise) a little higher than we expected to go but it seems to be when you find the really outstanding individuals like him, you have to be prepared to pay a little more.”