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Accomplishments

Now in our third decade, Denali Stud is consistently among the leading consignors of yearlings, weanlings and broodmares at public auctions in Kentucky and New York. 

Equally as important as the commercial success, is the racetrack performance of our graduates. More than 400 stakes horses have emerged from Denali consignments, including numerous racing stars who have gone on to lucrative stud careers. 

Our most notable graduates include:

ANIMAL KINGDOM ($8,387,500). Champion Three-Year-Old of 2011. Winner Dubai World Cup (G1), Kentucky Derby (G1), 2nd Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), etc. Yearling graduate. Standing at Darley. 

UNCLE MO ($1,606,000). Champion two-year-old of 2010, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), Champagne S. (G1), etc. Weanling graduate. Standing at Ashford.

DAVID JUNIOR ($4,116,359). Champion in England and the UAE. Weanling graduate. Standing at Iburi Stallion Station in Japan.

IPI TOMBE ($1,529,779). International Champion and superstar, Horse of the Year in Dubai. Consigned by Denali, she topped the Tattersalls December Sale in 2004.

REAL QUIET ($3,271,802). Champion Three-Year-Old, Kentucky Derby (G1)/Preakness (G1) winner, narrowly missed winning the Triple Crown. Yearling graduate. Successful sire.

STRAVINSKY Champion European Sprinter and multiple G1 winner. Yearling graduate. North America’s Leading Freshman Sire of 2003.

ROYAL ACADEMY Champion in England and Ireland, and winner of the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1). Yearling sale graduate. Worldwide influential sire.

LEFT BANK ($1,402,806). Eclipse Champion, triple Grade 1 winner, track record-setter. Yearling graduate.

CHAMPAGNE ROOM ($1,310,600). Eclipse Champion, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) in 2016. Weanling graduate. 

V. E. DAY ($859,010). 2014 Travers (G1) winner. Yearling sale graduate.

PLUCK
 ($727,290). Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G2) winner in 2010. Foaled and raised. Standing in Australia.

DANON LEGEND ($1,510,981). Graded stakes winner in Japan. Foaled, raised, and sold as a yearling.

HAYNESFIELD ($1,319,481). Jockey Club Gold Cup S. (G1) winner and two-time NY Horse of the Year. Yearling graduate. Standing at Airdrie Stud.

MUSHKA ($1,096,125). Spinster (G1) winner. Denali yearling graduate, she topped the Saratoga Select Sale at $1,600,000.

SPRING IN THE AIR ($929,818). Champion in Canada. Alcibiades (G1) winner at 2, Woodbine Oaks runner-up at 3, Hendrie S. (G3) winner at 4. Yearling graduate.

LEONNATUS ANTEAS ($600,074). Champion Two-Year-Old in Canada. Yearling sale graduate. At stud in Canada.

DEPUTY COMMANDER ($1,906,640). Travers S. (G1) and Super Derby (G1) winner. Weanling sale graduate. Successful sire.

BOURBON BAY ($969,466). Six-time G2 winner/multiple G1 placed. Set NTR on the main track, set NCR on the turf. Yearling graduate.

A SHIN FORWARD ($3,113,772). Won the $2.3M Mile Championship (G1) in Japan. Sold at the F-T Sae Yearling Sale, named NY Bred Horse of the Year.

GOT KOKO ($960,946). La Brea (G1) winner, 3rd Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1).Yearling sale graduate. 

KING'S BEST. European Classic winner of the English 2,000 Guineas (G1). Foaled and raised at Denali. The world's leading sire of 2yo winners in 2004.

HOOKEDONTHEFEELIN ($488,554). Undefeated 2-year-old, La Brea (G1) winner at 3. Yearling sale graduate.

LION TAMER ($1,000,727). Cigar Mile (G1) winner/3rd Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Weanling sale graduate. Successful sire.

SHARP LISA ($658,100). Las Virgenes (G1) winner. Yearling sale graduate. Later sold as a broodmare prospect for $3,400,000.

SOPHISTICAT. Coronation Cup (G1) winner. Denali foaled, raised and sold her as a yearling, for $3,400,000.

CASINO DRIVE ($904,575). Peter Pan (G2) winner/February S. (G1) runner-up. Yearling sale graduate.

STRAIGHT STORY ($736,393). Grade 2 winner/G1 placed. Yearling sale graduate.

HARLINGTON. Gulfstream Park H. (G2) winner was foaled, raised, and sold as a yearling for $2,800,000.

SANTA CATARINA. Hollywood Oaks (G2) winner was the $4,800,000 Keeneland November Sale Topper in 2004.

SPRING HOUSE ($1,157,284). Six-time Graded stakes winner. Yearling sale graduate.

 CURALINA ($1,535,940). Three-time G1 winner, placed in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1). Yearling sale graduate.

POSSE ($662,841). Grade 2 winner sold as a yearling. Champion Freshman Sire of 2007.

CALGARY CAT ($422,016). Multiple 2014 Graded stakes winner in Canada, and leading contender as champion sprinter. Yearling sale graduate.

LOLO FOREVER. Champion miler in Peru 2012/2013. Grade 2 stakes winner in 2014. Yearling sale graduate.