Two Yearlings Represent MCKINZIE At Fasig-Tipton February

Coming off an impressive Keeneland January of All Ages Sale, MCKINZIE is represented by two yearlings from his first crop at next month’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale in Lexington.

Offered on the first day is Hip 285, a filly offered by Stuart Morris on behalf of Highclere Stud.

Born on March 15 out of two-time winner Moneybru, the filly is a half-sister to Canadian champion Midnight Miley and three time winner Nutzforlboltz among her dam’s five winners from five to race. Moneybru herself is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Suni and stakes-placed Meredith Bee.

The extended family includes champion As de Trebol and Grade 1 winner Rose’s Cantina and Fancy Naskra.

Out of a Deputy Minister granddaughter, this filly is bred similarly to 20 winners from 26 runners by Street Sense out of those mares. Among those, four have earned blacktype with Miss Interpret a stakes winner.

The second day of the sale is Hip 548, the first foal out of Buy Me A Rose. That mare is a half-sister to TAPIT’s multiple graded stakes placed Tap For Luck and to the dam of Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed Jeltrin and two other stakes performers.

In all, there are 15 stakes performers named under the Gainesway offering’s three dams listed on the page.

Hip 548 is bred on a similar Street Sense x Medaglia d’Oro cross as three stakes winners from 17 runners, led by stakes winners and graded stakes placed Tuskegee Airmen and Tracksmith.

MCKINZIE also has one mare offered in foal to him in the stakes placed Wink Texas. Sold as Hip 550 by Grovendale Sales, the Too Much Bling mare was bred on a March 10 cover. One of four winners from five to race out of Dixie Miner, her dam is a half-sister to the multiple stakes winning Holiday Runner, who produced Grade 1 winners Seventh Street and Reynaldothewizard.

Another graded stakes placed daughter of that mare is the dam of Grade 1 winner American Gal with the extended family also including Horse of the Year Authentic.

At the Keeneland January Sale, MCKINZIE led all first-crop sires with more than one sold by average and by gross. This follows on from November sales that saw 33 of his first weanlings sell for a $134,032 average and $135,000 median led by a $300,000 colt.