Final Scat Daddy Colts Fetch Big Price

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Scat Daddy colts are in high demand after a prosperous 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby for the deceased stallion

Across the pond in Newmarket, England, some of the final Scat Daddy colts available to purchase are generating big time sale prices. The Tattersalls Craven sale ended on April 18th and saw 94 horses acquired for a total combined cost of $20,002,562 USD.

The 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby has seen Scat Daddy emerge as a potential breeder of champions. Justify and Mendelssohn are the top favorites in the race according to the futures market, along with fan favorite Gronkowski who has made headlines as the European Road to the Kentucky Derby winner. Scat Daddy has had as many as five colts competing for the top spots in the three-year-old grade.

The top price sold at Craven was $1,350,405 and it was one of a few two-year-old Scat Daddy colts that switched ownership on the day. The sale was orchestrated by agent Stephen Hillen on behalf of Mayfield Stables. “He is for a client who wishes to stay anonymous,” said Hillen, “but the colt will be staying in the UK. I saw this horse at Mayfield Stables twice this winter. The first time I thought he was a bit small, but he developed and developed and when I saw him the second time, I loved him. He should not be too long to get to a racecourse. Scat Daddy is a great sire, and Mayfield does a great job producing its horses.”

A second purchase for one of the Scat Daddy colts topped out at $1,162,859 USD. This one was bred out of Medaglia d’Oro, one of the most renowned broodmares in the world.

The potential of Scat Daddy colts is further pushed by the fact that the stallion is no longer with us. The 2007 Florida Derby champion was injured in the subsequent Kentucky Derby and forced in to an early retirement. He died sadly at the age of 11 in December of 2015. The current colts emerging in the 2018 Kentucky Derby and at the recent Craven sale are his last crop.

 

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