Constitution is a young sire whose first crop has impressed West Point's buying team throughout this 2-year-old sales season. At OBS April, the team found one to buy, a bay colt with a smooth, efficient and long stride.
“Star,” was the quick notation from West Point's bloodstock adviser David Ingordo after watching the handsome bay colt lay down a furlong in :10 1/5 in the April 17 breeze show. Independently, West Point's stride analyst came to the same conclusion, putting the Constitution colt in the vaunted Group 1 category for the sale, which takes into account things like efficiency, thrust, and a unique set of power factors.
Constitution is a son of Tapit, no stranger to West Point at the sales this spring as the sire of Chestertown, the sale-topping acquisition at OBS March. Constitution had two colts elicit big prices between the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream and OBS March sales, but this one slipped a bit between the cracks, which with 1,200 horses in the catalog tends to happen more at OBS April than any other juvenile sale.
The colt's pedigree features a successful formula: the same cross that produced Frosted, arguably Tapit's best runner, as exemplified in his 14-length, historic triumph in the Met Mile a few years back. Frosted was out of a mare by the elite sire Deputy Minister. The same cross (Tapit or one of his sons paired with a mare from the Deputy Minister line) produced this colt as well as the popular young sire Tapizar.
The new colt will be trained by George Weaver, who also is receiving a Tapizar colt West Point purchased at the OBS March sale. Weaver is coming off one of the biggest wins of his career a few weeks ago with Vekoma in Keeneland's Blue Grass Stakes.
Price includes all acquisition costs and all training, veterinary, and insurance expenses until January 1, 2020.
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