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Florida 2YOs Day-1: US$550k Pure Prize Colt
Darley USA president Jimmy Bell (acting for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Matkoum) paid US$550,000 for a colt by Pure Prize (out of 14-year-old winning Time For A Change mare Time For A Crown) consigned by Leprechaun Racing. The colt is a half-brother to this year's Darley OBS Sprint Stakes winner Banga Ridge & clocked 10.0sec for 1 furlong during the pre-sale breeze-up session. Bell told thoroughbredtimes.com: "This is a colt we liked from his 1st breeze. After John (Ferguson, Darley bloodstock advisor) talked to Sheikh Mohammed, we wanted him. These horses that can perform well obviously have a great deal of athleticism about them & he showed that on the track & on the shank." Leprechaun previously purchased the colt for US$30,000 at the 2007 OBSC August yearling sale.