A colt by Triple Crown winner Justify (hip 215) brought a final bid of $1.2 million from WinStar Farm’s Elliott Walden to jump to the head of the class during Monday’s first session of the OBS March sale. The dark bay colt is out of graded-placed Zinzay (Smart Strike) and is a half-brother to Grade I-placed Moon Over Miami (Malibu Moon). He was consigned by Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds. Randy Hartley and Dean DeRenzo purchased the colt for $250,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale. The consignment was also responsible for a $950,000 son of Uncle Mo earlier in Monday’s session of the three-day auction.
The $1.2-million price tag matched the top price at the 2022 March sale.