CATHOLIC BOY’S first crop was well represented at the Keeneland September Yearling sale this month with a $300,000 colt purchased by Maverick Racing and Siena Farm leading his offerings.
Offered by St. George Sales, the CATHOLIC BOY son is the first foal out of a half-sister to champion Rushing Fall and stakes winner Milam.
Queen Eli’s dam also produced stakes-placed Autumn Song and the dam of stakes winner Empire Lane.
In all, there are 11 stakes performers listed under the colt’s second and third dams.
A $185,000 colt was the second most expensive CATHOLIC BOY offering of the sale when West Bloodstock purchased the colt for Robert and Lawana Low from Taylor Made.
The colt is out of Sister Superior, a mare by late Claiborne sire Pulpit, and has a three-quarter sister to this one already placed on the track. Sister Superior is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Akilina, who produced stakes winner and Group 1 placed Rieno Tesoro and stakes winner and multiple Grade 2-placed Governor Malibu. Another of Sister Superior’s half-sisters is also the dam of the Grade 1 winner Audible.
James Sims purchased a $170,000 CATHOLIC BOY colt from Beau Lane Bloodstock out of the Bernstein mare Berncredit.
The dam of six winners from six to race, Berncredit produced Grade 3 winner and Grade 1-placed Sistas Stroll and stakes winner Accredit. Berncredit is also a half-sister to the stakes winning duo of Jake Mo and She’s All Scat.
CATHOLIC BOY’s first crop representatives also brought $160,000, $150,000, $140,000, etc. with his 40 sold averaging over three times his 2022 stud fee. CATHOLIC BOY’s average was also the sixth highest of any freshman stallion in the sale with his gross the fifth highest of his class.