Zayat Stables made their first foray into selling 2-year-olds at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale, ultimately having three juveniles go through the ring, led by a $750,000 colt by their popular racehorse and stallion Bodemeister.
With pre-sale hype high after the colt's bullet 10 second-flat breeze during the Under Tack Show, hip No. 118 was quickly escalated past the half-million dollar mark by bidder, with agent Donato Lanni coming out on top for the bay colt.
The price was the fourth-highest paid for a colt during the one-day auction.
Bred in Kentucky by Nursery Place, Donaldson, Broadbent & Hughes, the colt was consigned by McKathan Brothers. The colt's dam Pink Diamond was stakes-placed at Hollywood Park and is out of the prolific producer Zinfandoll.
Zayat's other pair of juveniles through the ring were hip No. 132, a filly by Pioneerof the Nile consigned by Top Line Sales LLC and sold to Jay Em Ess Stable for $325,000, and hip No. 21, which sold to August Dawn Farm for $250,000 from the Wavertree Stables consignment.