Quality Road Colt Sells for $2.5 MillionSeptember 12, 2022
The new high seller of Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale is a colt by Quality Road who sold for $2.5 million to Talla Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds. The price is the highest recorded for a yearling sold this year in North America and the second-highest anywhere in the world.
Stonehaven Steadings consigned the colt, who is a half-brother to stakes winner Feeling Mischief from the family of champion Wait a While.
The new high seller of Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale is a Gun Runner filly who sold for $1.5 million to Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys.
Darby Dan Farm, agent, consigned the filly, who is the first foal of the winning Tapit mare Tip At Tapit. Tip At Tapit is a full sister to Grade 1 winner Time and Motion.
A colt by Curlin who is a half-brother to undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify sold to Hideyuki Mori for $1.2 million about 1½ hours after the start of Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Glennwood Farm, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of the Grade 3-placed winning Ghostzapper mare Stage Magic. He also is a half-brother to Grade 3 winner The Lieutenant.
Eight hips earlier was a filly by Into Mischief from the family of champion Malathaat, who sold for $1.25 million to Frank Fletcher Racing Operation. That price makes her the session-topper so far.
Paramount Sales, agent, consigned the filly, who is the first foal of Grade 3 winner Song of Spring, by Spring At Last.
The first few horses offered today during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale produced dynamic sales when a Medaglia d’Oro colt, who was Hip 1, was purchased for $850,000 and Hip 8, a filly by Quality Road from the family of Gun Runner, sold for $1.2 million.
Hip 1, consigned by Lane’s End, agent, sold to Talla Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds. The colt is out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Pauline Revere, a half-sister to 2022 Bing Crosby (G1) winner American Theorem.
Claiborne Farm, agent, paid $1.2 million for the seven-figure Quality Road filly, who was consigned by Gainesway, agent. She is out of Princesa Silvia, a winning daughter of Medaglia d’Oro who is from the family of Horse of the Year and leading sire Gun Runner.