A minority interest stake in Destin has been sold by Twin Creeks Racing Stables to Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. No official financial numbers have been released yet. He was purchased by Twin Creaks in the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale for $400,00.
His last workout session under the supervision of trainer Todd Pletcher on April 23 clocked Destin’s five-furlong work in at a time of 1:01 1/5.
“We are excited to partner with Aron (Wellman) and Brian (Spearman) and their racing partners on Destin,” said Randy Gullat (Twin Creeks Racing Stables). “Twin Creeks and Eclipse have both been in the same barn with Todd (Pletcher) for a long time, so there is familiarity and a comfort level working with Eclipse. I have great confidence it will be a good team, and we’re all now just looking forward to the Kentucky Derby.”
“We are honored to team up with Randy (Gullatt) and Steve (Davison) of Twin Creeks to partner on Destin,” said Eclipse president Aron Wellman. “The Twin Creeks team and Todd have done an exceptional job of developing and managing Destin. He has exhibited brilliance in his pair of graded stakes wins, and Destin is a fast and progressive colt.
“We are certainly bullish on his prospects for the Kentucky Derby, but equally as excited about the long-term vision we share with Twin Creeks for Destin’s racing future. We are proud to be associated with a colt of this caliber.”
Destin has 51 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, which is the 11th-most.