Gainesway offerings were in high demand during the first Book of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with the consignment the only one to have more than one seven-figure yearling during the two session book. Not surprisingly, Gainesway’s consignment led all consigners by gross with 23 sold bringing $12,465,000 – more than $2 million more than the next consignor on the list with seven less sold.
The three $1 million yearlings were led by a pair of $1.3 million colts selling within a three hip span.
The first of those two colts was a TAPIT offering purchased by Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm. The colt is out of a multiple stakes winning half-sister to 2018 Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Jaywalk from the family of Grade 2 winners Mission Impazible and Forest Camp. Read more about the latest TAPIT million-dollar yearling on Thoroughbred Daily News.
The TAPIT colt was joined by an M.V. Magnier-purchased Curlin colt in the $1.3 million group. Offered two hips after his consignment-mate, the colt was offered by Gainesway for Stonestreet Thoroughbreds. He is a half-brother to TAPIT’s stakes winner Bronze Star and to stakes winner and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) third Dawn The Destroyer. See what Magnier had to say about the colt on The Blood-Horse.
The third Gainesway millionaire was also the session topper for over 80 hips when Seahorse Stables went to $1.2 million for a War Front filly out of Vaulcluse. Signed for by Eddie Woods on behalf of her new owner, Hip 223 is a half-sister to Canadian champion Lukes Alley and stakes winner Arrifana. Vaulcluse herself is a stakes winner out of a half-sister to the dam of Group 1 winner Elusive City. Both Woods and Gainesway’s Brian Graves gave The Blood-Horse their thoughts on her and the price she fetched here.
In all, Gainesway sold 23 yearlings during book one for an average of $541,950 and median of $450,000. Others offered by the consignment sold for $850,000, $750,000, $700,000, etc.