MCKINZIE Set for Strong Keeneland September

The largest group of MCKINZIE yearlings available to buyers at one sale comes this September with 112 cataloged in the Keeneland September Yearling September Sale.

Thirty-seven of those yearlings are offered during the first two books of the sale, spanning the first four sessions. The first of those is Hip 22 offered by Paramount Sales.

Selling on the first day of the sale is Hip 34, a half-brother to dual Grade 1 winner Up to the Mark offered by Taylor Made on behalf of breeder Ramspring Farm. Their dam Belle’s Finale has produced two winners from three to race as one of three stakes producers out of Grade 1 winner Capote Belle.

That mare also produced stakes winner Zapper Belle – who produced stakes winner Kabella, and the dam of multiple Grade 2 winner and multiple Grade 1 placed Catapult. The mare also produced the stakes winning Ha Ha Tonka, whose foals include multiple stakes winner She’sonthewarpath with a winning daughter including stakes winner Bourne In Nixa.

Candy Meadows Sales offers Hip 65 from MCKINZIE’s first crop during the middle of the first session. The colt out of Church By The Sea is a half-brother to multiple graded stakes winner Significant Form and Grade 3 winner Hay Dakota. The dam of three winners from three to race, Church By The Sea is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Hello Liberty and to the dam of multiple graded stakes winner Cairo Memories in addition to the dam of Grade 1 winner Memories Prevail.

Bred by Airdrie Stud, this colt was a $275,000 purchase by his consignor from his breeder at last year’s Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as the second highest priced MCKINZIE weanling.

Tying Hip 65’s selling price at the November Sale as the highest priced MCKINZIE filly, Hip 141 consigned by Gainesway returns to the Keeneland ring 10 months later late in the first session.

The filly is out of the graded stakes winner and successful producer Graeme Six. Among that mare’s nine winners from 10 runners are Grade 3 winners Cali Star and Delightful Joy and stakes winner Seymourdini. By TAPIT, Delightful Joy also produced Grade 2 winner Window Shopping.

Each of the three dams on this filly’s page have produced stakes winners with her third dam the dam of two stakes winners and four stakes performers from 13 winners. Graeme Six returned to MCKINZIE in 2023.

MCKINZIE’s first offering on the second day is Hip 289 offered by Paramount Sales and bred by Vincent Colbert.

Out of Quickest, the colt is a three-quarter brother to Grade 1 winner Callback and half-sister to stakes winner Defy Gravity in addition to stakes placed Miss Super Quick. Both Callback and Defy Gravity have produced stakes winners. His granddam is the successful broodmare Supercharger, who produced Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver and Grade 3 winners Cyrus Alexander and Brethren.

MCKINZIE has 15 on offer to kick off Book 2, including Hip 513 offered by Gainesway out of the Grade 2 placed, Enchanting Lisa whose first runner is a winner.

Enchanting Lisa is a half-sister to two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, multiple graded stakes winner and multiple Grade 1-placed Successful Dan, and the stakes winner Our Royal Dancer – who produced multiple graded stakes placed Bailando Voy. Bred by Gainesway, this colt was originally sold for $175,000 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale last Fall to Dudley Racing. Enchanting Lisa had a filly by TAPIT this year.

Bedouin Bloodstock presents Hip 621, a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Declassify bred by Bell Tower Thoroughbreds. The colt’s dam Mir Cat has produced four winners from five to raced with those winners also include Grade 3 winner Life’s a Parlay.

Mir Cat is a half-sister to the stakes placed Runnin Ute with that mare and three other half-sisters all producing stakes performers with another producing the dam of Grade 2 placed Unbridled Bomber. This colt’s stakes winning third dam is the dam of Grade 1 winners A Phenomenon and Seattle Meteor.

Mir Cat also had a MCKINZIE colt this year for the yearling’s breeder.

The Grandview Equine-bred Hip 669 offered by Runnymede Farm earned a major update to the page on the first Saturday in May when his half-brother Mage won the Kentucky Derby (G1) before following that up with a third in the Preakness Stakes (G1). More recently, Mage finished second in the Haskell Stakes (G1). The colt’s stakes winning dam Puca also produced the multiple stakes placed Gunning.

Puca comes by her producing talent honestly, her own stakes placed dam is the dam of Grade 1 winner Finnegans Wake while her granddam produced stakes winner Ooey Gooey and two other stakes performers. This colt’s dam earned another update two weeks before the sale when juvenile half-brother Dornoch finished a close second in the Listed Sapling Stakes.

Hip 709 offered by Eaton Sales earned a big update when Gunite won the Forego Stakes (G1) after finishing second in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1).

Already a Grade 1 winner as a juvenile, Gunite is out of this colt’s stakes winning half-sister Simple Surprise. That mare is one of two stakes winners and three stakes performers out of the stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Simplify.

Simplify is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Classify and Grade 2-placed Seeker with another winning sibling producing Grade 2 winner Air Strike and stakes winner Home Brew.

This Tony and Michael Holmes-bred colt was a $200,000 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale purchase by B W Stables when offered by Warrendale Sales. His dam returned to OLYMPIAD this year and is carrying a foal from his first crop.

The second day of Book 2 includes Hip 812 from Cara Bloodstock, the second foal out of Medaglia d’Oro mare Café Matcha.

That unraced dam is a half-sister to champion Points Offthebench, Grade 3 winner Bench Points, and stakes winner Molto Allegro. There are stakes performers under three of the four dams on the page with his third dam being the Grade 3 winner Visible Gold, who is one of two stakes performers under her own dam.

The Ontario-foaled filly was bred by Mike Carrol and Mitchell Kursner.

Breeder Lantern Hill Farm sends Hip 881 through the ring out of the winning Frank’s Hope, who already produced stakes winner and Grade 3 placed Strike Silver from her three winners. Frank’s Hope is out of the Grade 1 winning Silver Maiden, who produced Grade 3 winner Dreaming of Liz and stakes winner Liz On Polk Street. Both of those have produced stakes winners with Dreaming of Liz also producing stakes placed Rever de Vous.

A half-sister to Grade 1 winner Princess Violet sells as Hip 940 from the Blandford Stud consignment. Her dam Lady Rapper has also produced the multiple stakes placed Baime from her four winners with seven of her eight foals making it to the track. Lady Rapper is out of another Grade 1 performer with her dam placing second in the Go For Wand Handicap (G1).

All four dams on this filly’s page have produced stakes performers with multiple daughters of those mares also producing stakes performers. Bred by SF Bloodstock, this yearling was a $175,000 weanling purchase at Keeneland last November to Creek Bloodstock from the Bedouin Bloodstock consignment.

The final MCKINZIE to sell before the dark day is Hip 1124 out of Unobstructed View.

Bred by Gainesweay, the filly is a half-sister to stakes winner and Grade 1 placed Honor Up and stakes winner and Grade 3 placed Blueridge Traveler. A third half-sister by TAPIT produced multiple stakes placed More Ice, who is undefeated in three starts this year and has four consecutive wins with nine victories in 33 starts.

Unobstructed View had a MCKINZIE filly in February of this year and visited DRAIN THE CLOCK in his first season at stud.

MCKINZIE’s yearlings have been in high demand this year with his yearlings selling for up to $700,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale and his $260,000 colt the third most expensive yearling by a first season sire at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale.

HipDamBroodmare SireDOBArea_FoaledSexConsignorBarn
22A. P. CandyCandy Ride (ARG)1/15/2022KYFParamount Sales, Agt19
34Belle's FinaleGhostzapper4/22/2022KYCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt3
65Church by the SeaHarlan's Holiday3/17/2022KYCCandy Meadows Sales, Agt11
141Graeme SixGraeme Hall3/19/2022KYFGainesway, Agt2
289QuickestForest Wildcat4/25/2022KYCParamount Sales, Agt19
317SisterhoodKitten's Joy5/8/2022KYFHunter Valley Farm, Agt1
358TabooForestry4/13/2022KYFBluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc., Agt for Merriebelle Stable, LLC15
410Zia Zia ZiaDehere4/2/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
469Candy KittyLemon Drop Kid4/27/2022KYCLane's End, Agt30
513Enchanting LisaWar Chant4/27/2022KYCGainesway, Agt31
538GadaboutBodemeister2/21/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
601Livin LovinBirdstone4/29/2022KYFRosilyn Polan (Sunday Morning Farm), Agt33
621Mir CatTale of the Cat2/26/2022KYCBedouin Bloodstock, Agt37
624Miss InclinedPulpit4/16/2022KYCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt32
647On the TrailBernardini4/25/2022FLCDenali Stud, Agt36
669PucaBig Brown5/13/2022KYCRunnymede Farm LLC, Agt29
692SacristyPulpit4/14/2022KYFDenali Stud, Agt36
709SimplifyPulpit2/20/2022KYCEaton Sales, Agt35
719Sneaking OutIndian Evening3/5/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
737Sweet TalkinCandy Ride (ARG)3/6/2022KYCWoods Edge Farm (Peter O'Callaghan), Agt35
740TapanyTapit3/2/2022KYFGainesway, Agt32
744That's a LadyCity Zip2/8/2022KYCMachmer Hall Sales, Agt for Machmer Hall34
783A. P.'s GloryMineshaft3/20/2022KYFStuart Morris, Agt48
804BodebabeBodemeister2/11/2022KYFParamount Sales, Agt44
812Cafe MatchaMedaglia d'Oro3/3/2022ONFCara Bloodstock (Bernard McCormack), Agt40
834Clothes Fall OffDaaher4/30/2022KYFCandy Meadows Sales, Agt48
847DiamantineGhostzapper3/5/2022KYFFour Star Sales, Agt42
869Fashion BrandMedaglia d'Oro1/20/2022KYCParamount Sales, Agt44
881Frank's HopePulpit2/5/2022KYFLantern Hill Farm LLC, Agt45
904Holders SeasonSpeightstown3/1/2022KYCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt49
940Lady RapperGrand Slam4/13/2022KYFBlandford Stud (Padraig Campion), Agt47
967Medaglia d'ArgentoMedaglia d'Oro1/29/2022KYFWarrendale Sales, Agt for Silesia Farm47
984Moon Over MatterMalibu Moon4/2/2022KYFWarrendale Sales, Agt for Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm, LLC47
994Naughty JokerInto Mischief3/28/2022NYFSequel New York, Agt for Chester and Mary Broman40
1005OverheardMacho Uno2/3/2022KYCWarrendale Sales, Agt for Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm, LLC47
1007Pacific HeatUnusual Heat5/22/2022KYFBetz Thoroughbreds, Inc., Agt40
1124Unobstructed ViewYes It's True2/3/2022KYFFour Star Sales, Agt42
1155AltamuraArtie Schiller4/3/2022KYCDenali Stud, Agt5
1212Court DancerWar Chant4/12/2022KYFLane's End, Agt1
1220DarkwingsoverdubaiRaven's Pass4/18/2022KYCBedouin Bloodstock, Agt9
1244Fancy and FlashyZensational3/30/2022KYFElm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay), Agt for Brookfield Stud11
1266Gold BeachTapit2/28/2022KYFHunter Valley Farm, Agt1
1293Indy AnnestesiaA.P. Indy3/21/2022KYCHunter Valley Farm, Agt1
1305KarpathosTale of the Cat3/7/2022KYCWoods Edge Farm (Peter O'Callaghan), Agt4
1334Lily ConVerrazano2/11/2022KYCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt3
1347Made to MeasureMedaglia d'Oro1/30/2022KYFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt 3
1375MoneybruTalk Is Money3/15/2022KYFGainesway, Agt2
1432Rise AboveViolence3/8/2022KYCHill 'n' Dale at Xalapa, Agt7
1443Salt BaePaynter2/27/2022KYCPope McLean (Crestwood Farm), AgT10
1465Sip SipBernardini3/16/2022KYFGainesway, Agt2
1468Sold ItThe Factor3/2/2022KYCDixiana Farms LLC6
1478Speedy BirdBirdstone4/25/2022KYCDenali Stud, Agt5
15288Tiz NewsTiznow4/5/2022KYCClaiborne Farm, AgT6
1535Travelers' WayAfleet Alex5/2/2022KYFLegacy Bloodstock, Agt 9
1596BearSuper Saver3/6/2022KYFAlmar Farm15
1611Black ChocolateHarlan's Holiday2/15/2022LACFour Star Sales, Agt for Coteau Grove Farms18
1642Chanel's LegacyDominus4/29/2022IACWynnstay Sales, Agt22
1657Cool and StormyStormy Atlantic4/1/2022KYFParamount Sales, Agt19
1662Crossing the TapeJohannesburg3/27/2022KYFParamount Sales, Agt19
1669D'fashionD'wildcat1/19/2022KYFBlandford Stud (Padraig Campion), Agt for Westwind Farms14
1675Donna GetyourgunStormy Atlantic4/10/2022KYFWarrendale Sales, Agt20
1745It's MineMedaglia d'Oro2/25/2022KYFParamount Sales, AgT19
1834PaigeSky Mesa4/8/2022KYCCandy Meadows Sales, Agt20
1838Part the SeasStormy Atlantic2/15/2022KYFFour Star Sales, Agt18
1841Plane LuckyLucky Pulpit3/4/2022KYCFour Star Sales, Agt18
1896She Hung the MoonMalibu Moon4/1/2022KYCBurleson Farms, Agt27
1907SnaffleDistorted Humor1/26/2022KYFMill Ridge Sales, Agt12
1957Tulira's StarCongrats2/8/2022KYFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt23
1973You LaughinSharp Humor3/21/2022LAFLane's End, Agt for Coteau Grove Farms30
2023BlueeyesinthereinMagna Graduate3/22/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
2024Blue MoonriseMalibu Moon1/22/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
2046ChambrayAlphabet Soup4/20/2022KYFElm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay), Agt39
2066Courtisane (ARG)Silver Finder2/6/2022KYCGainesway, Agt31
2104Fleur de CeriseBernardini1/26/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
2105Flirting With FateSaint Ballado4/25/2022KYFSummerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agt40
2115GarterBernardini4/5/2022KYCLane's End, Agt30
2118Giant Remex (ARG)Giant's Causeway2/5/2022KYFDenali Stud, Agt36
2121GloryTapit5/13/2022KYFRunnymede Farm LLC, Agt36
2144Indian LegendCherokee Run3/9/2022KYFGainesway, Agt31
2166Lady DudeFirst Dude3/9/2022KYFBluewater Sales LLC, Agt28
2231Nite in RomeHarlan's Holiday5/11/2022KYCGarrencasey Sales LLC, Agt29
2280Scratch N ClawTapit4/19/2022KYFBluewater Sales LLC, Agt28
2346TaplessTapit4/30/2022KYFDenali Stud, Agt36
2378Vision of JusticeInto Mischief3/22/2022KYFDenali Stud, Agt for Susan Bunning36
2383Washington BridgeYankee Gentleman4/27/2022KYFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt49
2400And Stay OutExchange Rate3/30/2022KYCCandy Meadows Sales, Agt46
2421Bay HarborSpeightstown5/6/2022KYFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt49
2435Breech InletHoly Bull2/26/2022ONCCara Bloodstock (Bernard McCormack), Agt3
2517FlashlyDenman (AUS)4/23/2022KYFBlake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, AgtI48
2600Lovely DaughterBig Brown2/21/2022KYFSt George Sales, Agt46
2605Magic SpellMajesticperfection3/4/2022KYFBrookdale Sales, Agt43
2755Tap Tap TaparooTapit4/2/2022KYCHidden Brook, Agt1
2798Will SheWando1/21/2022KYCWoods Edge Farm (Peter O'Callaghan), Agt15
2919EnamoredCurlin4/24/2022KYCGainesway, Agt11
2930Fashion IslandMedaglia d'Oro2/23/2022KYCGainesway, Agt11
2941Free Flying SoulQuiet American5/6/2022KYCGainesway, Agt11
2955Grand Traverse BayRepriced2/18/2022KYCStonehaven Steadings12
2977IwantthatHard Spun4/30/2022KYCEaton Sales, Agt12
3024Mia d'OroMedaglia d'Oro4/25/2022ONFDenali Stud, Agt5
3033Montana NativeYes It's True3/27/2022KYFGainesway, Agt11
3164TappedTapit2/25/2022KYFGainesway, Agt11
3213Wild RidgeTapit3/29/2022KYFSt George Sales, Agt26
3295ChidingBlame4/30/2022KYCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt23
3297ClaravoyantDrosselmeyer3/27/2022KYCStraight Line Equine Sales, Agt20
3325Don't Blame MeBlame4/19/2022KYCNardelli Sales, Agt31
3360Gemswick ParkSpeightstown2/4/2022ONCTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt23
3564SpitefulnessPalace Malice2/15/2022KYFBlake-Albina Thoroughbred Services LLC, AgtI22
3767Mia TorriGeneral Quarters5/9/2022KYCGainesway, Agt38
3768Midnight TreasureTapit2/4/2022KYCHill 'n' Dale at Xalapa, Agt38
3816ProsperityTapit1/25/2022KYFGainesway, Agt38
3964Black OakForestry5/13/2022KYCHidden Brook, Agt48
4053Jet Black MagicHold Me Back4/15/2022KYFTaylor Made Sales Agency, Agt49