A half sister to Havre de Grace sold for $1.7 million late in the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 12 in Lexington.
Alex Solis, agent, signed the ticket for the Tiznow filly who is out of Easter Bunnette, by Carson City, dam of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. Offered as hip 855 from the Mill Ridge Sales consignment, the filly was bred in Kentucky by Nancy Dillman.
Solis said his buyer was attracted by the depth of the catalog page as well as the filly's physical appearance.
"She's a half to Havre de Grace to begin with, she's an excellent physical. She's a beautiful filly. We saw her from the first day of showing. She's been here for five days showing and never weakened one bit. She has a great action," Solis said. "The family of Missy Baba, it goes back to a huge back-family from Toll Booth all the way back to A.P. Indy and all that stuff. You know, you don't get better than this."
The filly was the 17th yearling to reach or surpass a price of $1 million or more. Last year's September sale saw seven yearlings reach seven-figure prices.
The 16th million-dollar yearling was sold moments before the Havre de Grace half sister when a Medaglia d'Oro colt named Gold Shield was landed for $1 million by David Ingordo, agent.
The Kentucky-bred colt was consigned by Lane's End, agent for breeder Kinsman Farm. Gold Shield, who sold as Hip no. 846, is out of two-time grade I winner Dream Supreme and is a half brother to grade I winner and successful sire Majestic Warrior as well as stakes winners Evolutionist and Crystal Current.