Nyquist: the leading freshman yearling sire of 2019!

Also at the top of his sire crop by median
Bradley Thoroughbreds purchased the highest-priced Nyquist yearling at Keeneland September

A quick (but impressive) history lesson on Nyquist : broke maiden in his first start; G1 winner of the Del Mar Futurity his third; Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner in his fifth; Eclipse Champion at two; Florida Derby winner in final Kentucky Derby prep; undefeated winner of the Kentucky Derby; retires to stud in 2017 and covers first book of mares; leading first crop weanling sire of 2018; leading first crop yearling sire of 2019.

An exceptional resume by any standards. Perhaps not so surprising, but you still have to produce the goods and Nyquist did just that with his first crop of foals. So much so that some of the nation's top buyers have shown strong support with purchases at this year's yearling sales. Included are:

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Agent, $550,000, for hip 405
Mayberry Farm, $480,000, for hip 158
Radcliffe, Agt for Lady Sheila Stable/Stud TNT, $400,000, for hip 1061
Centennial Farms, $375,000, for hip 152
Phoenix Thoroughbreds, $280,000, for hip 545
John Fort, $240,000, for hip 914
Steven W. Young, Agent, $225,000, for hip 137
Fox Hill Farm, $210,000, for hip 1029

Hip 158 purchased by Mayberry Farm for $480,000 at Keeneland September

Fasig-Tipton, Saratoga
Alex & Jo Ann Lieblong, $400,000, for hip 8
Solis/Litt, $400,000, for hip 23
Three Chimneys Farm, $385,000, for hip 179
Hartley-DeRenzo, $300,000, for hip 6
Steve Carr, $300,000, for hip 10

Fasig-Tipton Ky
Ben McElroy, Agent, $330,000, for hip 333

The Lieblongs go to $400,000 for hip 8 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga

All said and done, the leading freshman yearling sire by average at $258,000 and the leading freshman yearling sire by median at $238,000.

More offspring selling at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton this fall, and watch for his standout two-year-olds at the sales next year!