Tiznow , the only horse to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) twice, was represented by seven yearlings that averaged $303,571 during the session. The 11-year-old son of Cee's Tizzy is having a great year at the racetrack, with his 2008 stakes winners including Travers Stakes (gr. I) victor Colonel John and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Da’ Tara. The horse, who stands at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., as the property of a Taylor Made/WinStar Venture, had a $40,000 stud fee in 2006 when the current yearling crop was conceived.
Second on the Day 4 leading sire list was Medaglia d'Oro , who is off to a great start at stud with two stakes winners in his first crop to race, which are 2-year-olds this year. Boosted by the session topper, a $1.1 million filly, Medaglia d’Oro was represented by nine yearlings that sold for an average price of $248,889. The 9-year-old son of El Prado, a multiple grade I winner, stood for $40,000 in 2006 and 2008 at Richard and Audrey Haisfield’s Stonewall Stallions near Versailles.
Third leading sire during the session was Dixie Union, who had five yearlings average $230,000. A millionaire, grade I-winning son of Dixieland Band, 11-year-old Dixie Union stands at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles. His 2006 fee was $40,000.
Another Taylor Made stallion, Unbridled's Song, who has been among the leading sires during each session of the sale, had three yearlings average $228,333. The son of Unbridled stands at the Taylor family’s Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, Ky. His 2006 fee was $150,000.
Fifth-leading sire during the fourth Keeneland session was Yes It's True , whose five yearlings sold for an average price of $216,000. That figure is more than six times the stallion’s 2006 stud fee of $35,000 at Robert N. Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.