On Sunday evening, Bill Parcells bought a horse, and not just any horse. No, this was an expensive horse — and one with a back story.
Parcells, with trainer Gary Sciacca acting as his agent, placed a winning bid of $105,000 for a one-year-old colt at the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Preferring Yearlings Sale in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Yes, that’s a lot of money for a horse, but Parcells had reason to have an affinity for this young, bay-colored colt.
The yearling is a full brother to a four-year-old colt named Saratoga Snacks whom Parcells owns and Sciacca trains. Saratoga Snacks has developed into a very good sprinter, winning of 6-of-9 races and earning $314,600. Saratoga Snacks last raced on August 1, finishing third in the John Morrissey Stakes at Saratoga just two days before Parcells was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Parcells turns 72 later this month. He has a really nice New York-bred colt who’s good enough to race at his beloved Saratoga, and now he owns one of his siblings.
Life is good.