Year after year, Medaglia d'Oro is one of North America’s leading sires in the sales ring, and he carries on that tradition in 2017. With the first two select sales for yearlings in the history books this year, the sire of Rachel Alexandra now sits atop the leaderboard by overall sales average with some of the industry's other elite sires playing catch up:
1. Medaglia d’Oro $756,250
2. Tapit $600,000
3. War Front $551,746
4. Pioneerof The Nile $458,333
5. Curlin $437,500
At Fasig-Tipton’s July sale, he was represented by the first $1 million-dollar filly since the great Northern Dancer achieved the same feat in 1982. OXO Equine, LLC signed the ticket on this year's seven-figure yearling. Medaglia d'Oro's success continued in Saratoga at Fasig-Tipton when Mike Repole and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners expressed their support for Medaglia d’Oro by going to $900,000 for a half-brother to 2017 G3W/G1-placed Battle Of Midway.
Although Medaglia d’Oro fell a bit short of getting the sale topper this year, he has sired three of the last seven sales toppers at Saratoga's prestigious sale. Further, he is represented by a total of four seven-figure-plus yearlings at that venue since his sons and daughters have been offered for sale. And he has had more select yearling sale toppers (6) in North America over the past decade than any other sire. That tally represents two more than Tapit who is sitting in second place with four.