"He calls me up and says, ‘I want a colt.’"
Two years ago, Calixto Armas was having a couple of beers in Venezuela when he called Carlos Morales and asked the Marion County trainer to buy him a racehorse.
Morales bought a Lion Heart weanling for $16,000. On Tuesday, that same horse, now a 3-year-old named Falling Sky, sold for $425,000 during the first day of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Winter Sale.
“It’s the first horse I ever owned in the United States,” said Armas, who is a longtime horseman in Venezuela.
Read more at the Ocala Star-Banner.