$19.2M in Yearlings Sold for Denali in Conclusion of Keeneland September Sale

Monday, September 23, 2019

As we wrap up yet another banner sale for Denali Stud for the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, we are pleased to announce that we landed 4th on the Leading Consignor’s List with a total of 112 hips offered and 81 sold for a gross $19,202,500 and average of $237,068.

During Book 1, we sold some high prices yearlings such as  Hip 138, a bay colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Tara’s Tango for $2.15 million on behalf of Stonestreet Bred and Raised. This colt was the first out of the mare and purchased by Godolphin. Hip 138 is the first foal out of GI Santa Margarita S. heroine Tara’s Tango (Unbridled’s Song). A half-sister to GISW Visionaire (Grand Slam), GSW/MGSIP Scarlet Strike (Smart Strike) and GSW Madison’s Luna (Tapit), Tara’s Tango is a half to hip 68, who was also bred by Stonestreet.

Hip 138 Pedigree- http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Sep19/pdfs/138.pdf


Hip 368, a bay filly by Curlin out of G1 winning mare Dreaming of Julia was sold on behalf of Stonestreet and purchased for $1.05 million by Shadwell.

Hip 368 Pedigree- http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Sep19/pdfs/368.pdf

We also sold Hip 68, a chestnut colt by Curlin out of G1 producing mare Scarlet Tango was for $800K on behalf of Stonestreet Bred and Raised. This colt was purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent and  Hip 76, a chestnut filly by Curlin out of Serena’s Harmony was sold for $800K on behalf of Bridlewood Farm. She was purchased by Shadwell.

The Keeneland Sale ended its 13-session run September 22nd with its fifth-highest gross in history. From 4,644 cataloged, Keeneland reported 2,855 yearlings grossed $360,004,700 (down 4.5%), averaged $126,096 (down 2.5%), and had a $45,000 median (down 10%). Keeneland reported 22 horses sold for seven figures, including seven that sold for $2 million or more. Last year, 27 yearlings were sold for $1 million or more. The RNA rate was up slightly to 24.2% for 907 yearlings that went unsold, compared with a 23.7% rate a year ago. As the world’s largest yearling sale, Keeneland reported buyers from 26 countries signed receipts. The September auction is the industry’s bellwether of the health of the yearling market. Sale company officials said this year’s buoyant market was affirmation of Keeneland’s decision to reformat the auction by significantly trimming the number cataloged in Book 1 by 42.5% from 989 in 2018 to 569 this year. (Bloodhorse)

It takes a lot of effort, dedication and teamwork to get our yearlings ready for the stage. Thank you to our entire staff for your efforts throughout the arduous prep process. Thank you to our clients for your continued trust and support. We wish all of the buyers good luck on the purchase of their next “Saturday Afternoon Horse” and we hope to see you in the Winner’s Circle in the Future!

To view a complete list of our consignment results, click here http://www.denalistud.com/consignments.html