The final major yearling sale of the year was another good one for MCKINZIE, whose $265,000 daughter was the most expensive filly sired by a first-crop sire at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale.
Offered by her breeder Gainesway, the filly purchased by Thorostock LLC and Seth Morris Thoroughbreds is a half-sister to two placed runners from three to race out of multiple stakes winner Montana Native.
That mare is a half-sister to the stakes placed American Romance with the duo two of seven winners out of Special American. Three of the dams on the page have produced stakes winners with many of their daughters doing the same.
A colt out of Belle’s Finale was the third most expensive colt by a first-crop sire when the Taylor Made Sales offering brought $200,000 from Wycombe House Stud.
That colt is a half-brother to this year’s three-time Grade 1 winner Up to The Mark out of a full sister to the stakes winning Zapper Belle. Zapper Belle is the dam of the stakes winning Kabella with another half-sister producing the multiple graded stakes winning Catapult and Ha Ha Tonka and the dams of multiple stakes winners.
MCKINZIE ends the 2023 yearling sales season with an average of $149,157, led by a $1.2 million session topper at Keeneland September. His average is second highest of all freshmen sires with 110 yearlings sold for a gross of $132,500.