The horse with the Mid’as touch

Medaglia d’Oro in-foal mares post big prices at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland

The just-completed yearlings sales further exemplify why Medaglia d'Oro is one of the outstanding sires of the day. Four more of his progeny reached the seven-figure mark bringing his tally over the last three years to 16. No other sire in North America has more during that time frame.

Fast forward to the first week of the November breeding stock sales at Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland and you are seeing similar results for the sire of 25 career G1 winners. As of this writing - through Thursday of sales week - Medaglia d'Oro's cumulative 2019 covering sire average sits at $978,000 with only Quality Road posting a higher number.

Thus far, three of Medaglia d'Oro's in-foal mares have surpassed the seven-figure mark with daughter Wonder Gadot also topping that $1 million:

$1.8 million: Baffled, the dam of G1W and second-leading freshman sire Constitution, was purchased by the Don Alberto Corporation and was consigned by Denali Stud, Agent

$2 million: Wonder Gadot, winner of the Queen's Plate and the Prince of Wales's Stakes, was purchased by K. I. Farm and was consigned by Bluewater Sales, Agent

$835,000: G3 winner Nootka Sound, by Darley Australia sire Lonhro, was purchased by Wertheimer et Frere and was consigned by Ashview Farm, Agent

Baffled sold for $1.8 million in-foal to Medaglia d'Oro
Wonder Gadot, by Medaglia d'Oro, sold for $2 million

$2 million: Callback, by Street Sense and winner of the G1 Las Virgenes, was purchased by Katsumi Yoshida and was consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent

$2 million: Mei Ling, a $500,000+ earner and multiple Graded-placed, was purchased by Claiborne Farm and was also consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, Agent

Callback, by Street Sense, sold for $2 million