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Promising Brody’s Cause colt hammers for $290,000

May 18, 2021

Hip No. 370 in the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2yo Sale – Tibor photo

The May 17-18 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale wrapped up on a high note for Brody’s Cause on Tuesday when a colt from the stallion’s second crop sold for $290,000.

Larry Zap, agent for Mike Mellen, was the winning bidder for hip No. 370, who was consigned by the team of Carlos Estrada and Sarah Estrada-Brok under the Sterling Thoroughbreds moniker.

Purchased as a yearling at the F-T October Sale, the chestnut represented their first venture in the pinhooking business.

“He had great balance with a big walk,” Estrada said of his decision to buy the colt as a yearling. “I fell in love with him. I said, ‘I want to have him.’”

The colt is out of the Johannesburg mare Candy d’Oro, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Julia Tuttle, the dam of Grade 1 winner Tom’s d’Etat. His third dam Candy Girl is the dam of champion Candy Ride (ARG).

Brody’s Cause, who stands this year for $5,000, is represented by Kalypso, winner of the Santa Ynez S. (G2) and runner-up in the Las Virgenes S. (G2).