MCKINZIE has proven to be a hit among the buyers at this year’s yearling sales and the second week of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale was no different, led by a $285,000 colt.
Purchased by Kenny McPeek from Burleson Farms, he’s the sixth foal out of She Hung The Moon. That mare is the dam of four winners, including the Street Sense filly In Color and 2-year-old Okiro. She Hung The Moon is a daughter of Canadian champion Bear Now, who is one of two stakes winners for her own stakes winning dam.
A $225,000 filly headed home with Kinsman Farm from the Taylor Made Sales consignment early in the second week. Hailing from the Fred Hertrich III breeding program, she is out of a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Valiance.
Grade 1 form runs throughout this family with dam Made to Measure out of Grade 1 winner Last Full Measure. In turn, that mare is out of dual Grade 1 winner Lazy Slusan. Lady Slusan is also the granddam of stakes winner Monkeys Uncle and stakes placed Five Stars.
Superfine Farm was the buyer of a $205,000 colt from Cara Bloodstock out of Breech Inlet.
Bred in Ontario by Mike Carroll, the colt is a half-brother to the multiple stakes winning Merveilleux out of the winning Holy Bull mare Breech Inlet. That mare is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner Bauble Queen and stames winner Leamington. Bauble Queen also produced multiple graded stakes winner Blitzkrieg.
This colt’s third dam is the multiple Grade 1 winner By Land By Sea, who also produced a Grade 3 winner and the dams of multiple stakes performers.
MCKINZIE’s yearlings during the second week of the sale also brought $200,000, $200,000, $170,000, etc.
In all, McKinzie’s yearlings averaged $152,543 for 69 sold at Keeneland, led by a $1.2 million colt. Both his average and gross were second highest of all freshmen at the sale.