09/27/2004 11:00PM

Stone Farm to break $8M colt


The $8 million Storm Cat-Welcome Surprise colt who set a sale record for Keeneland's 2004 September yearling sale will be broken at Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.

The colt shipped to Stone Farm after Japanese trainer Hideyuki Mori, agent, purchased him from Lane's End, agent, on Sept. 14. Mori would not name the buyer he was representing. Hancock said Tuesday that he has been told to send all bills related to the colt to Mori.

Hancock said the colt will likely start the breaking process in a few days.

"We're treating him like any other horse," said Hancock. "He doesn't know how much he brought."

Two other expensive purchases Mori made, a $1.8 million Seeking the Gold-Angel Fever colt and a $3.4 million Storm Cat-Bless colt, also stopped at Stone Farm immediately after selling. Those colts have since been shipped to Japan, Hancock said.