An Into Mischief colt out of Hollywood Royal named New King commanded $700,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling sale in Lexington, Ky., headlining the Maryland-bred contingent at this year’s sale.
A total of 21 Maryland-breds were sold, 14 for $100,000 or more, at this year’s sale which ran from Sept. 12-22. The group had a combined gross of $4,485,000, good for an average price of $213,571 and a median value of $140,000. The numbers are up significantly over last year’s sale, which saw nine Maryland-breds sell for a total of $1,030,000.
Matt Dorman’s Determined Stud had a huge sale. New King was one of six Determined Stud-bred six-figure yearlings to sell. The colt is the third foal out of Hollywood Royal, a winning daughter of Distorted Humor purchased by Dorman for $425,000 in the fall of 2020 with the Into Mischief colt in utero. Hollywood Royal’s dam, Clay’s Rocket, earned more than $100,000 in her career and is the dam of five winners, including stakes winners Laurie’s Rocket and Greeley’s Rocket. Another daughter, Jenny’s Rocket, produced stakes winner Necker Island.
New King was consigned by Scott Mallory for Determined Stud and purchased by Donato Lanni, agent for SF Racing, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stable.
Three other Maryland-breds cracked the $500,000 mark.
Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable purchased a son of Constitution for $600,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Walk of Stars, a Larry Johnson homebred who won the 2015 Pink Ribbon Stakes at Charles Town and descends from Johnson’s foundation mare Ran’s Chick, the colt’s fourth dam. Found in the family are Strike the Moon, Never Enough Time and Street Magician.
A bay filly by Uncle Mo out of stakes-placed Knarsdale, by Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $550,000 to Kerri Radcliffe, agent for Peter Leidel and My Racehorse. Bred by Determined Stud and sold as a weanling for $400,000 at last fall’s Fasig-Tipton mixed sale, she was consigned by Glen Hill Farm.
Another son of Into Mischief consigned by Mallory for Determined Stud went for $500,000 to Fergus Galvin. He’s out of Southern Ring, a two-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine from the family of Canadian champions Catch the Ring and Catch the Thrill. Both of Southern Ring’s foals of racing age are stakes performers this year, including Adora, the year-older full sister of the sales colt.
The following are the other six-figure Maryland-breds sold at this year’s sale (with breeder, consignor and buyer):
Hip 75, $300,000: Dark Bay or Brown filly by Into Mischief—Tenacious Jewel, by Medaglia d’Oro; 2500 Determined Stud; Determined Stud, Scott Mallory, agent; Repole Stable, West Bloodstock, agent.
Hip 1915, $275,000: Chestnut colt by Maclean’s Music—Martini, by Yes It’s True; Barak Farm; Blandford Stud (Padraig Campion), agent; Hartley/De Renzo.
Hip 976, $260,000: Chestnut colt by Midshipman—Di’s Delight, by French Deputy; Barlar LLC; Paramount Sales, agent XXIX; Ocean Reef Racing (W. Francis Paynter).
Hip 1039, $200,000: Chestnut filly by Gun Runner—In the Navy Now, by Midshipman; R. Larry Johnson; Betz Thoroughbreds Inc., agent; Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners.
Hip 1355, $200,000: Gray or roan colt by Arrogate—Chestnut Grove, by Street Cry (Ire); Timothy J. Rooney; Bedouin Bloodstock, agent VIII; Winchell Thoroughbreds.
Hip 66, $160,000: Dark bay or Brown colt by Connect—Sustained, by War Front; 2500 Determined Stud; Determined Stud, Scott Mallory, agent; Repole Stable, West Bloodstock, agent.
Hip 1426, $140,000: Dark bay or brown colt by Speightstown—Forecast, by Malibu Moon; 2500 Determined Stud; Determined Stud, Scott Mallory, agent; Steven W. Young, agent.
Hip 2246, $125,000: Gray or roan filly by Arrogate—Hay Dilly, by Candy Ride (Arg); Timothy J. Rooney; Bedouin Bloodstock, agent VIII; HorseOlogy.
Hip 1268, $120,000: Bay filly by Maximus Mischief—Wild for Love, by Not For Love; Wasabi Ventures Stables LLC, Gregory Caliwag and Greenspring Mares; Machmer Hall Sales, Agent XX; Stephen Smith for Elements Racing LLC.
Hip 1322, $100,000: Gray or roan colt by Malibu Moon—Belial, by Tritap; Cal Lynch, Dr. Tom Keenan and Spendthrift Farm; Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent XLVI; Joe Hardoon, agent.