Who Said That?
Florida's quote of the day
"When he was born he hit the ground, stood up and looked ready to run."
Sometimes, not often, the stars line up just right in the thoroughbred business.
During the Ocala Breeders' Sales recent spring auction, one of those alignments happened.
A 2-year-old colt by Ocala Stud stallion High Cotton, whose main purpose was to help further nutritional and physiological research at the University of Florida/IFAS Equine Sciences Center in Lowell, instead sold for $600,000 — one of the highest prices paid for a horse at the yearly sale.
The sale was the highest ever paid for a UF-bred horse and the second-highest priced horse that Ocala Stud has ever sold at auction in its venerable history.
Read more at the Ocala Star-Banner.