First Finds

Justify Colt Claims Fastest Quarter-Mile Work in Timonium Wednesday

TIMONIUM, MD - Four juveniles shared the fastest furlong time of :10 flat, while a colt by Triple Crown winner Justify (hip 322) zipped a bullet quarter-mile in :21 2/5 during the second session of the under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Wednesday. The first of seven sets opened around 8 a.m. with a brisk tailwind--which prevailed throughout the day--and a bevy of :10 1/5 works before a colt by Bolt d'Oro (hip 287) became the first of the session...

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$650k Ancient Peace Tops Competitive KEEJAN Session

LEXINGTON, KY - The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale continued to keep pace with its 2021 renewal with a day of competitive bidding topped by the 3-year-old filly Ancient Peace (War Front), who sold for $650,000 to Travis Boersma's Boardshorts Stables late in Tuesday's second session of the four-day auction. "It started strong and it held pace," said Keeneland's Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy. "We've got to be very encouraged with the consistency within the market. Quality was selling well. There was hunger for the good stock...

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Simplification Takes Bobo to Holy Bull

Florida horsewoman Tami Bobo has picked out a number of sales prospects that eventually became elite racehorses. Speech (Mr. Speaker), a filly Bobo pinhooked as a weanling for $65,000 who later sold for $190,000 as a 2-year-old, won the 2020 GI Ashland S. Lazy Daisy (Paynter), just a $2,000 weanling, went to the Breeders' Cup in 2019. Both were preceded by Take Charge Indy (A.P. Indy), a colt Bobo purchased privately in 2010 when he RNA'd for $80,000. After breaking and training him herself, she stayed in for a small...

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