Pair of NY-bred colts bring $300,000 in Book 2 at Keeneland

Friday, September 18th, 2020

The sun set on Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale Thursday, when a pair of New York-bred colts sold for $300,000. Keeneland Photo.

By Melissa Bauer-Herzog

A pair of colts purchased by prominent buyers for $300,000 apiece and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold’s first foal brought $450,000 in a private sale to top the New York-bred offerings in Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale Wednesday and Thursday in Lexington.

D.J. Stable purchased Hip 874, a colt by Tapit out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Bar of Gold. Sequel New York consigned the colt on behalf of his breeders, Chester and Mary Broman.

The $300,000 colts came within 60 hips of each other during Thursday’s session with the Indian Creek-consigned half-brother to Grade 3 winner and sire Super Ninety Nine entering the ring first as Hip 972.

Bringing $300,000 from Albaugh Family Stables and West Point Thoroughbreds, the colt was bred by Viking Bloodstock. The March-born son of Exogenetic has been in high demand from the start. By first crop sire Mastery, he was a $150,000 purchase by Indian Creek this year at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Also the dam of multiple stakes winner Elusive Horizon and the granddam of Korean stakes winner New Legend, Exogenetic was purchased by Tracewood Farm for Viking Bloodstock for $180,000 in 2015 with this colt her first New York-bred.

The Broman’s successful broodmare Khancord Kid saw another big day in the sales ring Thursday when her Medaglia d’Oro full brother to Grade 1 winner Bar of Gold, Hip 1029, sold for $300,000 from Sequel New York’s consignment to BSW/Crow Bloodstock.

The sale of the Medaglia d’Oro colt marked the fourth time from four yearlings through the ring that the Grade 3-winning mare’s foals have brought $300,000 or more. Khancord Kid has produced three stakes horses from three to race with two New York stakes runners in addition to Bar of Gold.

The colt is a second generation Broman-bred with Chester Broman buying his unraced granddam Confidently for $1 million at the 2000 Keeneland January sale. A full sister to stakes winner and sire Yankee Gentleman out of Grade 1 winner Key Phrase, Confidently produced five winners from six to race led by Khancord Kid and her stakes-placed half-brother Crackerjack Jones.

Four of the six New York-breds sold from the 15 offered during the Book 2 sessions fetched six figures. The group averaged $174,167 with its median of $197,500, more than $45,000 higher than the overall Keeneland Book 2 median of $150,000.

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