High Cotton's first 2YO sells for $70,000
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A 2-year-old colt from the first crop by High Cotton worked in :10.2, then sold for $70,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Palm Meadows sale on March 3. The Ocala Stud stallion had similar commercial success last year, when his first yearling offered at auction sold for $70,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July selected sale.

At Palm Meadows, hip No. 65 was consigned by Omega Farm, agent, with trainer Dale Romans signing the ticket for Mike Tarp.

The juvenile is out of Terres des Hommes (Ire), who has already had four winners from five starters. The mare is a half-sister to international Group stakes winner Running Stag, who won over $1.6 million worldwide, including a trio of Grade 2 events in the U.S.; Blackwater, who was Group 1 placed in France; and the listed European stakes winner Bergenia.

High Cotton entered stud in 2008 following a racing career where he won the Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup S. (G3), Rushaway S., and Sir Barton S. as a 3-year-old and also ran second in the Ohio Derby (G2), the Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2) and the Iroquois S. (G3). High Cotton is standing the 2011 season for $2,500 LFS&N.

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