A colt by War Front out of Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Believe You Can briefly became the highest-priced horse of the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale when he sold to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Godolphin for $2.9 million during Tuesday’s second session of the auction.
He is the second-most expensive yearling to sell at public auction this year in North America.
Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, consigned the colt, who is a half-brother to stakes winner Believe in Royalty. Jones bred and raced Believe You Can.
Larry Best’s OXO Equine paid $900,000 for a colt by Flatter who is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Beach Patrol during Tuesday’s second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Elm Tree Farm, agent, consigned the colt, whose dam is the Quiet American mare Bashful Bertie.
War Front and Flatter stand at Claiborne Farm.