Bolt d'Oro Colt Tops Final Session of Kentucky October Yearlings Sale
The final session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearlings sale was held Thursday, October 26, at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Kentucky. The popular sale grossed more than $50,000,000 for the third consecutive year.
A colt by last year's leading first-crop sire Bolt d'Oro (Hip 1575) topped the session when sold for $330,000 to Lucan Bloodstock, agent, from the consignment of Knockgriffin Farm, agent (video). The bay colt is out of the Curlin mare Whirl, already dam of four winners from four to race. Whirl is a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Strike a Deal and a full sister to Grade 2 winner Pacific Wind, as well as to the dam of graded stakes winner Yes This Time. Hip 1575 was bred in Kentucky.
"I'm happy to report on another successful Kentucky October Yearlings sale," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "The results were similar to last year and similar to 2021 (and) considering the evolution of this sale over the last five to 10 years, it's pretty remarkable. I was very pleased overall."
The top five prices also included:
- A colt by four-time leading sire Into Mischief (Hip 1482), sold for $310,000 to Mike Ryan, agent, from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent. The bay colt is out of the multiple graded stakes winning Tapit mare Tin Type Gal, a daughter of Grade 1 winner and millionaire Miss Shop. Hip 1482 was bred in Kentucky by My Meadowview LLC.
- A filly by Curlin (Hip 1441), sold for $275,000 to West Bloodstock, agent for Repole Stable, from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised. The gray or roan filly is the second foal out the Tapit mare Tapping Pearl, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Drill, from the immediate family of champion Little Current. Hip 1441 was bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
- A filly by Medaglia d'Oro (Hip 1360), sold for $270,000 to Solis/Litt from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of the stakes winning Flatter mare Stoweshoe, already the dam of three winners, including this filly's full sister Cantata. Stoweshoe is a full sister to Grade 1 winner and millionaire Taris, already the dam of graded stakes winner King Fury. Hip 1360 was bred in Kentucky by Doug Branham & Felicia Branham.
- A filly from the first crop of Vanderbilt H. (G1) winner Volatile (Hip 1222), sold for $250,000 to Mike Ryan, agent, from the consignment of Denali Stud, agent. The gray or roan filly is the first foal out of the Malibu Moon mare Scarlet Lips, a half-sister to multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Lone Rock and Grade 2 winner Gerrymander. Hip 1222 was bred in Kentucky by Phoenix Thoroughbreds.
"There was a deep buying population this year similar to what we've seen in recent years," added Browning. "This sale has established itself on the calendar as a legitimate sale, whether you're a buyer or a seller, and we look forward to its continued growth."
During the final session, 259 yearlings sold for $11,356,000, with 32 sold for $100,000 or more. Over the course of the four-day sale, 1064 yearlings sold for $51,120,000, the third highest gross in the history of the Kentucky October Yearlings sale. The average of $48,045 ranked second only to last year's record-setting average of $50,388. The $24,000 median was also second in sale history to the highwater mark set last year of $25,000. In total, 142 yearlings sold for $100,000 or more. The RNA rate was 21.5%.
Full results are available online.