We got a glimpse of what the market thought of yearlings by Darley first-crop sires Nyquist (pictured) and Frosted at Fasig-Tipton in July and that strong sentiment continued at the Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select sale on August 6th and 7th.
Here are a few of the highlights:
$300,000 (hip 6) - Consigned by Bacarri Bloodstock, LLC, Agent.
A half to G3W Native Bombshell, purchased by Hartley Derenzo.
$400,000 (hip 8) - Consigned by Taylor Made Sales, Agent.
Out of G3W Foxy Danseur, dam of G3W Ever So Clever, purchased by Alex and Jo Ann Lieblong.
$300,000 (hip 10) - Consigned by Taylor Made Sales, Agent.
A half to three Black Type horses, purchased by Steve Carr.
$400,000 (hip 23) - Consigned by Bluewater Sales, LLC, Agent.
Out of a Medaglia d'Oro mare, dam of Black Type winner Tracksmith (by Street Sense), purchased by Solis/Litt.
At this stage of his career, no other stallion has had more $300,000+ yearlings sell for over a decade!
Nyquist leads all other first-crop sires with a median of $300,000.
Yearlings by Frosted also were also very well received and he currently has the highest yearling average for 2019 among all first-year stallions. Some of his top horses below:
$850,000 (hip 130) - Consigned by Denali Stud, Agent, for Bayne and Christina Welker, et al
Out of multiple Black Type winner Swingit and a half-brother to G1-placed Neolithic, purchased by OXO Equine, LLC
$575,000 (hip 24) - Consigned by Lane's End, Agent.
Out of G2W India, dam of G1W Mozu Ascot, purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent.
$500,000 (hip 7) - Consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent.
Half brother to G1W Dance With Fate, purchased by Spendthrift.
Frosted's $850,000 yearling is the highest price for any freshman sire in 2019.
Perennial leading sales sire Medaglia d'Oro was well represented yet again with an average of $720,000. His offerings brought $900,000, $900,000, $850,000, $775,000, etc. He currently tops ALL yearling sires in North America with a $813,000 median - Curlin, War Front, Quality Road and Tapit round out the top five.
Watch for the next group of quality Darley-sired yearlings at Keeneland in September!