$4.1m Curlin Colt and Most Expensive Midnight Storm Debut in Florida


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4th-GP, $60K, Msw, 3yo, 7f, 12:57 p.m.
SWING SHIFT, the most expensive offspring by young sire Midnight Storm, makes his career bow in this test for trainer Todd Pletcher. A $180,000 KEESEP yearling buy, the dark bay blossomed into a $550,000 OBS April juvenile purchase after breezing in :20 4/5. He hails from the family of Grade I winner Tap To Music (Pleasant Tap). TJCIS PPs

8th-TAM, $28K, Msw, 4yo/up, 1 1/16mT, 3:48 p.m.
Godolphin's $4.1-million KEESEP purchase AUSSIE PRIDE (Curlin) makes his career bow in this spot for trainer Bill Mott. The bay was the most expensive colt and second-most expensive yearling at the 2019 edition of that auction, following the late, regally bred, $8.2-million filly America's Joy (American Pharoah), a daughter of the recently deceased, blue hen Leslie's Lady (Tricky Creek). Bred by Stonestreet Stables, Aussie Pride is out of New Zealand champion Bounding (Aus) (Lonhro {Aus}), who is a half-sister to Irish Highweight Anthony Van Dyck (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). TJCIS PPs

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