MCKINZIE Weanlings In High Demand at Keeneland November

Average second among all first crop sires

The first crop by MCKINZIE has lit up the Keeneland November ring this week with 15 six-figure weanlings from 21 offered through the first three books.

A Gainesway-offered colt was the most expensive when Davant Latham went to $300,000 to secure the colt out or Take Charge Angel.

That mare is out of the Grade 3 winner Georgie’s Angel, who herself is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Lawn Ranger. A winner at 2, 3, and 4, this is the first foal for Take Charge Angel, who finds five stakes performers and four stakes winners under her first three dams.

This colt received a big update this fall with his dam’s half-brother Cave Rock winning two Grade 1s and finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).

Whisper Hill Farm took home a $275,000 filly offered by Gainesway out of Graeme Six.

A Grade 3 winner herself, Graeme Six is already the dam of Grade 3 winner and multiple graded stakes placed Cali Star, TAPIT’s Grade 3 winner Delightful Joy, and stakes winner Seymourdini. There are stakes winners under each of this filly’s first four dams with many of the daughters under her third dam also producing stakes winners.

Another $275,000 MCKINZIE offering was snapped up by Candy Meadows from the Airdrie Stud consignment.

From the family of this year’s Grade 1 winner Zandon, the colt is out of Church By The Sea. That Harlan’s Holiday mare has produced multiple graded stakes winner Significant Form and Grade 3 winner Hay Dakota in addition to being a half-sister to two stakes winners herself.

Atlas Bloodstock was the buyer of a $250,000 filly out of Sip Sip offered by Gainesway as agent.

Sip Sip is the dam of Grade 3 placed Parnelli and out of the Grade 2 winner Touch Love. Sip Sip is a half-sister to the stakes winning Starfish Bay and a full sister to Grade 3-placed Tekton. Her stakes-placed TAPIT half-sister is also the dam of Grade 1 winner Tripoli.

MCKINZIE’s other weanlings sold for $200,000, $175,000, $175,000, $170,000 and through three books are averaging $145,238 with a median of $135,000. That average is second only to Authentic among first crop sires.