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Last Scat Daddy Yearlings Popular At Keeneland

Australian breeders who have supported the late Scat Daddy would be pleased to see his US-bred progeny in high demand at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Last Scat Daddy Yearlings Popular At Keeneland

Australian breeders who have supported the late Scat Daddy would be pleased to see his US-bred progeny in high demand at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock paid top price of $950,000 for a colt from the final crop of Scat Daddy during the second session of the sale on Tuesday.

Keeneland sold 194 yearlings on Tuesday for gross sales of $48,221,000, an average of $248,562, and a median of $200,000.


After two sessions 289 horses have been sold for $102,396,000 at an average of $354,311 and a median of $255,000.

The session-topper is out of the stakes-placed Mr. Greeley mare Miss Lamour. Miss Lamour is out of multiple G3 winner Batique from the family of English champion Hawkbill.

Radcliffe said the colt would be trained by her husband Jeremy Noseda.

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate paid $900,000 for a colt by first-year sire Cairo Prince.

The colt is a half-brother to G1 winner Sam’s Sister. He is out of the winning Include mare Kittery Point.

Among Shadwell’s other purchases was a son of Into Mischief for $750,000. The colt is out of the stakes-placed Indian Charlie mare Indian Rush, and a half-brother to recent Saratoga stakes winner March X Press.

Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock and Three Chimneys Farm paid $850,000 for a colt by freshman sire Violence who is a full sister to stakes winner Buy Sell Hold.

She is out of the stakes-winning Unbridled’s Song mare Melody Lady, whose dam is multiple Grade 1 winner Lady Tak.

The day’s two highest-priced fillies brought $750,000 each.

John and Leslie Malone’s Bridlewood Farm bought a daughter of Street Sense who is a half-sister to G1 winner Sweet Loretta from the stakes-placed Bluegrass Cat mare Ithinkisawapudycat, a half-sister to Canadian champion Spring in the Air.

Cheveley Park Stud paid $750,000 for a War Front filly. A full sister to G2-placed War Envoy, she is out of French stakes winner La Conseillante, by Elusive Quality. The filly’s third dam is champion and Kentucky Derby winner Winning Colors.

Taylor Made sold 24 horses for $6,215,000 on Tuesday to be the session’s leading consignor.

Tuesday’s leading buyer was Godolphin, purchasing seven horses for $3,180,000.

Wednesday’s third session continued in much the same vein as Day 2 when major buyers drove prices upward, led by the $1.1 million paid by Coolmore’s MV Magnier for a colt from the final crop of Scat Daddy.

The session topper was one of three yearlings that brought $1 million or more, increasing to 11 the number of seven-figure horses sold during the first three days.

Scat Daddy, who died unexpectedly in 2015, stood at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky.

The third session top lot is the first foal out of the Tapit mare Orchard Beach. He is an Ontario-bred and was consigned by his breeder Anderson Farms.

Magnier also partnered with Peter Brant’s White Birch Farm to purchase a colt by Quality Road for $1 million.

Trainer Chad Brown signed the ticket for the colt, a full brother to multiple G2 winner Blofeld out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Storm Minstrel.

Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock and Eric Fein teamed to pay $1 million for a colt by Orb out of the stakes-placed Dixieland Band mare Tally Ho Dixie.

He is a half-brother to stakes winner Kyriaki from the family of G1 winners Stellar Jayne and Starrer.

On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 194 yearlings for a total of $47,018,000, an average of $242,361 and a median of $180,000. Cumulatively, a total of 483 horses have sold for $149,414,000, for an average of $309,346 and a median of $220,000.

The leading buyer on Wednesday was agent Mike Ryant. He purchased eight yearlings for $2,575,000.

Lane’s End was the leading consignor with sales of $4,345,000 for 19 yearlings.

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