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Maryland 2YOs Day-2: US$575k Broken Vow Colt
In the auction ring, bloodstock agent Buzz Chace (acting on behalf of a partnership between West Point Stable & Lewis Lakin) outbid trainer Michael Trombetta & paid the Day-2 top price of US$575,000 for a Kentucky-bred colt by Pin Oak Stud sire Broken Vow (out of winning French Deputy mare French Grand) during the closing session of the 2-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2YOs-In-Training Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. The colt (who worked 2 furlongs in 21.4sec during the pre-sale breeze-up session) was consigned by Niall Brennan Stables as agent; Brennan & pin-hook partner Mike Ryan bought him for US$140,000 at the 2006 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale of selected yearlings. West Point president Terry Finley told thoroughbredtimes.com: "It's a lot of money to pay for any horse, but he has the look to him & the athleticism, the same old stuff. Good prospects, good horses are expensive. What are you gonna do? Either you step outside your comfort zone & buy those horses, or you stay on the sidelines." Richard Violette will train the colt for the new owners.