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Half-Brother to Nyquist Commands $2.5 Million At September Sale

September 9, 2019

Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. spent $1.05 million on a Curlin colt out of a half-sister to 2019 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) winner Higher Power during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Consigned by Hinkle Farms, the colt is out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Transportation. She is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Alternation and stakes winner Interrupted.

Godolphin paid $2.15 million for a Medaglia d’Oro colt who is the first foal out of Grade 1 winner Tara’s Tango during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

He was consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.

By Unbridled’s Song, Tara’s Tango is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Visionaire and Grade 3 winners Scarlet Strike and Madison’s Luna.

Godolphin paid $2.5 million for a colt by Tapit who is a half-brother to champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist to lead early results from today’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

The amount is the highest price paid for a Thoroughbred yearling in North America this year.

Hinkle Farms consigned the colt, who is out of the Forestry Mare Seeking Gabrielle. At last year’s September Sale, the colt’s half-sister (now named Maria Rosa) sold to Godolphin for $1.75 million.

Larry Best’s OXO Equine paid $950,000 for a colt by Into Mischief who is a half-brother to recent Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club (G1) winner Cambier Parc.

Gainesway, agent for Bonne Chance Farm, consigned the colt, whose dam is Canadian Horse of the Year Sealy Hill. Sealy Hill also is the dam of Canadian champion Hillaby and Grade 3 winners Belle Hill and Gale Force.