It didn’t take long for MCKINIZE to become the talk of the November breeding stock sales when his first in-foal mares were eagerly snapped up by buyers.
The action started at Fasig-Tipton November when Chester and Mary Broman purchased Naughty Joker for $430,000. Signed for by Becky Thomas from Ramsey Farm, the Bourbonette Oaks winner is one of three stakes performers for Fleeting Humor. That mare has also produced AFLEET ALEX’s Grade 3-placed Seventhfleethumor and stakes-placed Cathedral Reader.
Naughty Joker visited MCKINIZE on an April 23 cover.
She was joined in Ramsey Farm’s Fasig-Tipton consignment by stakes winning Sisterhood, who is the dam of stakes winner In The Mood and winner Preacher Marsee from two to race. Bred to MCKINIZE in May, she was purchased by Hunter Valley Farm. The duo averaged $252,500 to kick off MCKINZIE’s first sale season.
Early in Book 2 at the Keeneland November Sale Sold It was even more popular when Dixiana Farms purchased her for $450,000 carrying her first foal by MCKINIZE.
Consigned by Grovendale, the stakes winner is one of three winners from three to race out of the three-time winner Charade. That mare is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Cool Arrow and a full sister to stakes winner and producer Phoenician Moon. The foal Sold It is carrying will also be closely relate to Charade’s stakes-placed half-sister Cleverness, who is also by MCKINZIE’s sire Street Sense.
Sold It is carrying early to MCKINIZE on a March 3 cover.
The day before Sold It went through the ring, Book 1 mare Magic Spell was sold to Woodford Thoroughbreds for $250,000. Offered by Valkyre Stud, the Grade 2-placed mare is carrying to MCKINIZE on a March 19 cover.
Pregnant with her first foal, she is one of five winners from five to race out of her own dam. That mare is a half-sister to stakes-placed Durango and out of the multiple stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Superduper Miss. Superduper Miss is also a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Lines of Beauty.
“Maybe the trend will change, but from a commercial point of view you’ve got to look at the young horses because people seem to give a lot of money for them. Woodford is in the commercial game and we’re trying to buy good-looking mares to get good-looking foals by first-season stallions,” Lincoln Collins told Thoroughbred Daily News of purchasing multiple six figure mares in foal to MCKINIZE for Woodford Thoroughbreds.
Grovendale and Woodford Thoroughbreds were also responsible for MCKINZIE’s third most expensive mare at Keeneland. Offered by Grovendale, Woodford snapped up the $210,000 Snaffle.