It was another huge sale for MCKINZIE this week in Saratoga when his eight sold averaged $381,250 with a median of $375,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale.
The group was led by a $700,000 colt offered by Runnymede Farm and purchased by CRK Stable. Co-bred by his consignor with Peter Callahan and Frederick Zinkhan, the colt is a half-brother to stakes winner and Grade 3-placed Koala Princess with the duo out of three-time winner Koala Queen.
That mare is a half-sister to stakes winner Woodwin W and the graded stakes placed duo of Las Venturas and Deep Sound. Another one of Koala Queen’s half-sisters is the dam of Grade 1 winner Collected and granddam of stakes winner Helena’s Triomphe.
Lael Stable went to $450,000 to purchase a filly out of Harlan’s Honor from St George Sales.
A $170,000 Keeneland November purchase by Teddy Town Racing at last year’s Keeneland November Sale, she was bred by Jackpot Farm in Kentucky. A stakes winner herself, Harlan’s Honor is also the dam of multiple stakes placed Song River and TAPWRIT’s placed Bank On It. Harlan’s Honor is also a three-quarter sister to stakes winner March X Press, who produced TAPIT’s Dwyer Stakes (G3) winner Fort Bragg.
Gainesway Farm consigned a filly out of Renda on behalf of Bridlewood Farm with Burning Daylight Farm and Rebecca Galbraith purchasing the filly for $425,000.
The filly is a half-sister to the late dual Grade 1 winner Rock Fall and two other winners from five to race out of the multiple stakes winner and Grade 2-placed Renda. Renda herself is a half-sister to the dam of multiple stakes winner Allnight Moonlight with the duo out of the stakes placed Ten Carats.
The fourth most expensive MCKINZIE yearling was a $400,000 colt purchased by Scott and Evan Dilworth.
Offered by Gainesway, the colt is the first out of three-time winner Take Charge Angel. That mare is a half-sister to dual Grade 1 winner Cave Rock and two other winners from four to race overall out of the Grade 3 winner Georgie’s Angel. The five stakes winners on this page also include Grade 3 winner Lawn Ranger and multiple stakes winner Gumboots with Gumboots producing a stakes performer herself.
Bred by Gainesway, this colt has a MCKINZIE full brother who was born on February 27 of this year.
MCKINZIE also saw the rest of his yearlings sell for $350,000, $300,000, $225,000, $200,000 during the two-session sale. With a $263,571 average for his 14 sold this yearling sales season, four-time Grade 1 winner MCKINZIE has the fourth highest average of any first crop sire this year.