MCKINZIE’s first crop was again in big demand on Tuesday when the stallion’s group of yearlings was topped by a $260,000 colt.
Offered by Denali Stud early in the sale, the colt was snapped up by GS Inversiones Hipicas as the third most expensive yearling of the sale. He is out of the winning Bernardini mare Bernadreamy, who is also the dam of one winner from one to race. The colt’s second dam is the Grade 1 winner Dream Empress, who also produced the dam of stakes winner Fireball Baby.
Coming from a big family, the colt has 27 stakes winners under his four dams on the page. His granddam is joined by Bell’s The One, Yonaguska, and Prenup as Grade 1 winning representatives of the family.
The colt was the third highest seller by a first-crop sire at the sale, carrying the momentum from the breeding stock sales that saw MCKINZIE have the highest average of any first crop sire with more than one sold at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.
MCKINZIE also had the most expensive short yearling by a first season sire at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed sale.