$725,000 Colt Leads Way for MCKINZIE At OBS Spring

Juveniles averaged $216,735 at sale

It was another big sale for MCKINZIE in Ocala this week, led by a $725,000 colt at the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale.

The most expensive colt of the closing session and second most expensive juvenile of that session, he was purchased by Kimmell and Sallusto from Caliente Thoroughbreds. He is a half-brother to one winner from two to race out of the winning Bernardini mare Bernadreamy.

Bernadreamy is one of four winners from five to race out of Grade 1 winner Dream Empress, who is also the granddam of multiple stakes winner Fireball Baby. Dream Empress is out of the stakes winning Chinese Empress, who is one of four stakes performers for her own dam. That group includes Grade 2 winner Possible Mate and stakes winner Shy Proposal.

Two of Chinese Empress’s half-sisters have also produced stakes winners with that group including Grade 1 winner Prenup and Grade 2 winners Guided Tour and Cat’s at Home.

It was a big session for MCKINZIE, who also saw Bradley Thoroughbreds purchase a $675,000 filly – the third most expensive filly of the session.

Consigned by Julie Davies, the $200,000 yearling purchase was given an update post-catalog when her half-sister broke her maiden. Bred by Fred Hertrich III, John Fielding, and Robert Tribbett, the filly is the second foal out of Speightstown’s Bay Harbor. Bay Harbor is out of the Grade 3 winner Our Khrysty, who also produced Grade 1 winner Grace Adler and Grade 2 placed Virginia Key.

Our Khrysty is a second-generation Grade 1 producer as a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Bullsbay with her fourth dam also producing a Grade 1 winner.

A D’Fashion filly selling for $600,0000 on Friday was the third most expensive MCKINZIE of the sale after tying the track record last week when breezing in :20.1.

Purchased by Bill Childs from Eddie Woods, she is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Strategic Dreams and four other winners from five to race.

Bred by Brent and Beth Harris, the filly sees stakes performers under three of the four dams on the page with her dam a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Express Tour and stakes winner Kitty Cat Express. The stakes form doesn’t stop there with six of the filly’s first eight dams producing at least one stakes performer and five of them producing a stakes winner.

While the final day saw the three most expensive MCKINZIE offerings of the sale, the stallion’s success ran throughout the week.

His other 2-year-olds sold for $350,000, $300,000, $290,000, etc. with his 17 sold averaging $216,735 and his offerings including the third most expensive offering at OBS by a freshman stallion.