$750,000 Colt Leads MCKINZIE Offerings at OBS March

Offerings Include Second Most Expensive Offering By a Freshman

Just like his first weanlings and yearlings the last two years, MCKINZIE’s first juveniles were in high demand at this week’s OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, led by a $750,000 colt.

A :9.4 breezer, the Bill Childs-purchased colt was consigned by Wavertree Stables at this sale. Bred in Ontario, he was the most expensive by a freshman in the first session and third most expensive juvenile on Tuesday as well.

In addition, the MCKINZIE colt was the second highest priced by a freshman at the sale behind only a Gainesway-bred colt.

Out of the winning Holy Bull mare Breech Inlet, he is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed Merveilleux. Breech Inlet is a sixth-generation stakes producer with her granddam also winning a Grade 1.

Breech Inlet was part of Grade 1 winner OLYMPIAD’s first book.

MCKINZIE also had the second most expensive offering by a freshman during the first session. Jones/Everett purchased the $450,000 colt for Belmar Racing, RA Hill and Gargan from Kings Equine after he registered a :9.4 breeze.

The eighth most expensive juvenile of the first session, the colt out of Altamura had also sold for $135,000 as a weanling when purchased by Scott and Evan Dilworth. Altamura is one of 12 stakes performers on the page with the group led by graded stakes winners Private Creed and Volcat.

The final session saw the third-most expensive MCKINZIE go through the ring with SBM going to $300,000 for the Old South Farm-consigned filly.

Just like his success in the earlier session, the filly was the third most expensive filly by a freshman sire in the concluding session and fifth highest priced overall by a freshman in that session.

Out of Travelers’ Way, she is a half-sister to four winners from five to race with three winning multiple races. Travelers’ Way is a half-sister to TAPIT’s stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Rattlesnake Bridge with the page also including multiple Grade 2 winner Rigamajig. Three of the names on the page have won stakes races with three others placing at the stakes level.

MCKINZIE’s nine sold averaged $209,444 with his $750,000 offering the second most expensive offering by a freshman at the sale.