Updated on 03/13/2017 1:35PM

More Than Ready has momentum ahead of OBS sale

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This More Than Ready colt sold for $1.1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale of selected 2-year-olds in training.

More Than Ready is a solid and steady hitter on WinStar Farm’s deep roster of stallions. And in the past month, as the juvenile sale season has begun, he continues to hit home runs.

At this month’s elite Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale of selected 2-year-olds in training, the veteran stallion was represented by a $1.1 million colt sold to Larry Best. The colt ranked among the top prices of the stallion’s career and was his first unraced horse sold for seven figures in the Northern Hemisphere.

More Than Ready has recorded one other seven-figure lot on this continent – Buster's Ready, who was already the winner of the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes when she fetched $2.4 million at the 2011 Keeneland November breeding stock sale as part of the record-breaking dispersal of the late Edward P. Evans.

More Than Ready has been represented by a handful of seven-figure lots in Australia, where the son of Southern Halo is an immensely successful shuttle sire. He had two top sellers at the 2008 Inglis April yearling sale, with Colour selling for $1,507,840 and Moojeh selling for $1,130,880. The broodmare Joie More brought $1,160,300 at the Inglis May breeding stock sale.

More Than Ready comes into this week’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March sale of selected 2-year-olds with the wind at his back. He is represented by the breeze show’s leader, a colt who worked a furlong in 9 3/5 seconds during Saturday’s session on the Ocala Training Center’s all-weather Safetrack surface.

The colt, out of a Grade 3-placed Gone West mare and from the family of Grade 1 winner Teddy’s Promise, is scheduled to sell during Wednesday’s session. He is consigned as agent by Cary Frommer, who also consigned More Than Ready’s seven-figure lot at Fasig-Tipton.

A previous version of this article misstated the name of a $2.4 million-selling More Than Ready mare. It was Buster's Ready, not Beatem Buster.