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Today at the Keeneland yearling sale, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai spent $2.05 million for the first foal out of champion mare Fleet Indian.
The colt, which helped bolster a sluggish market for thoroughbred race horses at Keeneland, is from the last full crop of leading sire Storm Cat. The Kentucky-based Keeneland Association Inc.'s Web site, said: "Opening day yesterday at the world's largest horse sale grossed less than $25 million, a decline of 55 percent from the session last year."
John Ferguson, on behalf of Sheik Mohammed has paid an amount of $13.2 million for 30 horses until now during the first and second days of the two-week sale of 1-year- olds.
The colt, named Storm 'N Indian, that cost $2.05 million, was bought from Summer Wind Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. Fleet Indian, which made $1.7 million, had 13 wins in
Ferguson said on Keeneland's Web site, "Fleet Indian was a champion and a star of a mare. The colt is very athletic with a great pedigree."
Furthermore, a sum of $1 million was also paid by Ferguson for a filly by Unbridled's Song out of graded stakes winner Strawberry Reason.
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