Denali Consigns Yearlings by Justify, Into Mischief in Stellar First Book

Monday, September 13, 2021


Books One and Two at Keeneland September historically reflect the status of the upper-end of the yearling demand. The highly anticipated debut of Justify’s first crop of yearlings will greet a global market eager to experience a fragment of normalcy after a 2020 upended by a pandemic. Denali Stud consigns several by hot ticket stallions like Gun Runner, Into Mischief, Curlin, and the aforementioned Justify.


HIP 39 – Into Mischief x La Verdad Colt

Named Prince of Truth, this early May colt by America’s leading sire will be the first Into Mischief to go through the ring for the Denali consignment. Out of the champion female sprinter, La Verdad, and hailing from the family of Hot City Girl, he’s a half to two fillies to race with one winning and another recently updating the catalog page when La Victoria (by Tapit) placed in a maiden special weight at Saratoga.


HIP 127 – War Front x Road to Victory Colt

From the evergreen, successful Stonestreet program comes a strong colt out of the Gr. II stakes-winning mare, Road to Victory. This is an active family with an update under the second dam to include new earnings by Starburst (by Upstart), who is out of the dam’s half-sister and has hit the board in two of three lifetime starts. This is the dam’s first foal and he’s by War Front, sire of talented male runners like Helene Super Star (formerly Lines of Battle), Air Force Blue, War of Will, Omaha Beach, and the list goes on.


HIP 284 – Medaglia d’Oro x Bounding (AUS) Filly

Another from the venerable Stonestreet breeding program, this gorgeous filly is by Medaglia d’Oro, who is widely known for throwing great fillies like Rachel Alexandra, Songbird, Plum Pretty, and so on. Out of a champion sprinter from New Zealand, Bounding (AUS), this is only the third foal from a brilliant racemare. A half-brother by Curlin sold for $4.1 million in the 2019 September sale to Godolphin. This is the family of Anthony Van Dyck (IRE).


HIP 291 – Justify x Bye Bye Baby (IRE) Filly

The first Justify through the ring for Denali Sales comes with a loaded page top to bottom. An early January filly by the 2018 Triple Crown winner, this is the first foal out of a Group stakes winning Galileo mare named Bye Bye Baby (IRE), herself a half to six other Group Stakes winners. The second dam, Remember When, is a half to multi-millionaire and European Horse of the Year, Dylan Thomas (IRE) in addition to being Group-one placed herself. This is a family that reaches high and overachieves on every stage.


HIP 302 – Candy Ride (ARG) x Ceeme Run Wild Filly

An early January filly out of the Tiznow mare, Ceeme Run Wild and by Candy Ride (ARG). This is a filly family: the second dam, Ravish Me, is the ganddam of four racehorses who either won or placed in stakes races by way of Gr. III placed daughter Foxy Danseur. In total, five fillies underneath the second dam have black-type with the odd colt, namely Tathqeef (Tapit) being thrown in to cement her prowess as a stakes producer. Candy Ride (ARG) continues to pad his resume as a sire of champions and as a broodmare sire, adding Oaks-placed Search Results last year. This is a filly with plenty of value both on the racetrack and residually as a broodmare.


HIP 392 – Curlin x Hard Not To Like Colt

A beautiful Mid-March colt out of the millionaire, and course-record setter at Saratoga, Hard Not to Like (by Hard Spun), and by elite sire, Curlin. Few horses can claim a pedigree packed with success like this one can, and the world’s sale is your chance to buy into it. The female family is black-type and graded stakes success from top to bottom, starting with his Grade one-winning dam, down through Like A Gem (by Tactical Cat), who produce three stakes winners and through to Its A Ruby (by Rubiano), with four stakes winners to her credit as well as being a half to five black-type earners herself. Curlin needs little introduction as a world beater, twice Horse of the Year recipient, and a rising sire of sires. He’s got several big names on his honor roll already this year including Kentucky-Oaks winner and Eclipse award frontrunner, Malathaat; Gr. I winning 2YO Grace Adler; Gr. I Florida Stakes winner, Known Agenda; Gr. I Santa Anita Handicap winner, Idol; Gr. III Dwyer winner, First Captain; and so on. If we kept listing them, we’d run out of space. This is an impressive colt.