A Medaglia d'Oro colt was purchased by Elizabeth Moran’s Brushwood Stables for $600,000 to top the early portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale, which began Sept. 11. Agent Alan Quartucci signed the ticket on the colt, consigned by Eaton Sales.
Quartucci said the colt, produced from the Woodman mare Vole Vole Monamour, was “the best colt in the sale” that began on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Earlier in the day, Keeneland held a brief 9/11 observance in the sales pavilion.
Bred in Pennsylvania by Derry Meeting Farm, the colt is a half brother to Mrs. Lindsay, a daughter of Theatrical and a group I winner in France and a grade I winner in Canada.
Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, Keeneland president Nick Nicholsoln said, “Words cannot adequately express the tremendous grief we experienced as a result of that tragedy. Yet, actions spoke volumes, because as a world, a community and an industry, we came together as one.
“On that beautiful morning, which in a flash turned into a heartbreaking day, people from all over the world and all walks of life were convened at Keeneland, anticipating another vibrant Thoroughbred sale," Nicholslon continued. "Yet, when the events transpired, everyone—from backside workers to the most prominent of Thoroughbred owners—banded together regardless of their differences in culture, religion or economic status. And in a very moving way, solace was found through the strength of our friendships. We felt the universal nature of our humanity and the deep realization that the deep realization that the bonds that tie us together are much stronger and more important than our differences. On this day, let us reflect and may we always remember.”