Two-year-olds by Journeyman Stud stallions were in demand at the recently concluded OBS April spring sale.
A colt by Cool Coal Man sold to trainer Linda Rice, agent, for $250,000 to lead the way. The colt is out of the unraced Came Home mare Donna Marie from the family of multiple Grade 3 winner Biogio’s Rose.
Hip 404, a colt from the first crop of JP’S Gusto commanded $180,000 from John Brocklebank, agent for Legacy Stables. Named Journey at Sea, the precocious colt, who sped a quarter-mile in :21 flat at the sale’s under tack preview and was bred and sold by Brent and Crystal Fernung, is out of the winning Stormy Atlantic mare Settling Seas.
JP’s Gusto was also represented by Wired for Sound, Hip 445, a filly who sold to Big Chief Racing for $67,000. Wired for Sound is produced from the unraced War Chant mare Siren and descends from the female family of Coolmore Lexington Stakes (G2) winner Slew’s Tizzy and multiple stakes winner Slew’s Tiznow. She was also bred and sold by the Fernungs.
All told, five juveniles by JP’s Gusto sold for a total of $411,000, good for an average of $82,200, more than 40x his stud fee.