MCKINZIE Again on Top at Fasig-Tipton February

Sires highest priced yearling by first crop sire at sale

MCKINZIE only had two yearlings from his first crop offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale this week but both were well received – including the most expensive yearling by a first season sire at the sale.

Offered by Gainesway, that filly brought $200,000 from Muir Hut Stables on Tuesday as the third highest priced yearling of the session and second highest priced filly. Born on February 19, she is the first foal out of Violence mare Buy Me A Rose, whose half-sister Song to the moon produced Grade 2 winner Jeltrin and two other stakes performers.

Another one of Buy Me A Rose’s siblings is TAPIT’s multiple graded stakes placed Tap For Luck.

On the first day of selling, MCKINZIE had the highest priced filly of the session when Deer Creek Stables went to $130,000 to secure that offering.

Offered by Stuart Morris as agent for Highclere, the filly is a half-sister to Canadian champion Midnight Miley and four other winners from five to race out of two-time winner Moneybru. The family also includes Grade 1 winners Rose’s Cantina and Fancy Naskra.

This is far from the first time MCKINZIE’s first crop has starred at the sales. In January, he led all first crop sires by average, median, and gross during the Keeneland January of All Ages Sale.

That came on the back of having the most six-figure first crop weanlings of any first crop sire at last year’s breeding stock sales.