By Alexis Kolasa
Denali Stud (Craig and Holly Bandoroff Agent) was ranked 10th out of 51 leading consigners for a total of $1,425,000 and an average of $475K for the start of the 2018 yearling sale.
Denali is pleased to have sold three out of the five yearlings that went through the ring during book 1 session 1 on September 10th.
Hip 44 Pedigree- http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Sep18/pdfs/44.pdf
Hip 44, a bay colt by Pioneerof The Nile out of Inny Minnie sold for $950,000 to buyer SF Bloodstock LLC/Starlight West. This sharp colt is the third out of the mare, who placed twice in Grade 3 stakes company and is half-sister to Grade 2 winner and Grade 1 placed Montgomery’s Arch.
"He's just been a consummate professional," said Denali's Conrad Bandoroff. "Every single show that he had, he came out and he just showed himself with so much presence. He's one of those horses that really kind of made you look, and even if you were in another show ring you could always know where the Pioneerof the Nile—Inny Minnie (yearling) was, just because he would drop his head and he walked. Stonestreet raises a great horse and Robert Turner, their manager, does a fantastic job. They always loved this horse, he walks like a panther and he's just smart ... It's nice when you have smart horses that come out and act like professionals, and he certainly was that." (Bloodhorse.com)
"He's just so mentally strong," said SF Bloodstock's Tom Ryan. "This horse, he never turned a hair. He was fantastic in every way. He was balanced, and he's like all of the Pioneerof the Niles, a very athletic horse." (Bloodhorse.com)
Hip 44, colt by Pioneerof The Nile out of Inny Minnie at Keeneland Sale Grounds
Hip 168, a bay colt by Curlin out of Marion Ravenwood sold for $ 375,000 to buyer John S. Holmes. This attractive colt is out of Stakes winning A.P. Indy mare Marion Ravenwood, a daughter of G2 winning mare Andujar.
Hip 168 Pedigree- http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Sep18/pdfs/168.pdf
Hip 212, a bay filly by Honor Code out of Moonlight Sonata sold for $100,000 to buyer Rosedown Racing. This filly’s dam is one of the many top broodmares by Carson City, sire of 94 stakes winners. Honor Code is a multiple Graded Stakes winner from the last crop of A.P. Indy, and his first foals are yearlings of 2018.
Hip 212 Pedigree- http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Sep18/pdfs/212.pdf
Denali Stud would like to congratulate all the buyers on the purchase of their next #Saturdayafternoonhorse, and we hope to see you in the winner’s circle! We look forward to what the continuation of the sale has in store!