High Cotton colt brings $600k at OBS 2yo sale
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A colt by High Cotton and sold by Ocala Stud was one of the brightest stars after two days of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training held April 22-25 at the central Florida auction house.

Hip No. 548 sold to St. Elias and West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. for $600,000, the second-highest price of sale. Offered on day two of the sale, the Florida-bred colt is half brother to stakes winner St. Louis City out of Keikik. The chestnut juvenile worked a quarter at the under tack show in :21 1/5 seconds.

"He is a beautiful horse," said West Point Thoroughbreds' Terry Finley, who indicated that Bill Mott will train the colt. "We've seen horses by High Cotton run well all over the country. These are the kinds you look for.”

"He's a big, stout colt," Michael O'Farrell Jr. of Ocala Stud said. "Of course, you never expect a horse to sell like that. Obviously, we're pleased. I think they got a real nice horse. He has been nothing but class with us. We set him down to work two weeks before the breeze show and he worked faster in that breeze than he did in the preview. He worked so fast that first time we worked him that we had to back off of him because we didn't want to do too much with him. We skipped the next week with him."

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