The strength of the weanling market and the lure of one of the top female families in the stud book combined for fireworks again Tuesday as representatives of Coolmore Stud purchased a War Front weanling colt for $2.6 million during the second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale.
Consigned and co-bred by John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm, the dark bay colt becomes the highest priced weanling colt ever to sell at the Keeneland November auction. Along with his striking physical looks, the colt is out of the top producing mare Serena’s Cat and is half brother to multiple Grade I winner Honor Code and graded stakes winner Noble Tune.
Serena’s Cat has been the proverbial golden goose for her owners Hill ‘n’ Dale and Dell Ridge Farm. The Mr. Prospector mare also produced the Tapit filly which sold for a North American record $3 million out of the Hill ‘n’ Dale consignment at last year’s November sale.