Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Madrugador's maiden special weight victory on July 24 gave Shackleford his sixth winner from his first crop, which leads all Freshman Sires of 2016...
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Darby Dan's top-10 First-Crop sire Dialed In chalked up his fifth winner from his first crop on Saturday when the filly Dial Me took an Ellis Park maiden special weight...
Saturday, July 16, 2016
One day after freshman sire Dialed In got his first stakes winner, the Darby Dan stallion notched his fourth winner when Gunnevera rallied for a three-quarter length victory in a maiden special weight...
Big buyers, prices follow Tale of Ekati's first yearlings
RSS Feeds Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The first yearlings offered by multiple Grade 1 winner Tale of Ekati caught the attention of many top buyers Monday, July 15th at the annual Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, and subsequently his average flirted with the six-figure mark which represented more than six times his stud fee.


Hip 207 sold for $95,000

Hip 101 sold for $155,000

Three yearlings sold at North America's first yearling auction of the season, for an average price of $96,667. Tale of Ekati ranked among the top 15 sires overall at the venue, fifth among all freshman sires.

Heading the inaugural crop was Hip 101, a colt out of Rebeccca's Song who sold for $155,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and St Elias. Second high-price of the group was Hip 207, a colt out of B J's Royalty who sold for $95,000 to Ciaran Dunne. Also sold was Hip 25, a filly out of I'm Beguiled Again, who sold for $40,000 to Goldmark Farm, Todd Quast, agent.

Tale of Ekati covered 116 mares his first year at stud. The son of Tale of the Cat-Silence Beauty (Jpn), by Sunday Silence stood the 2013 season at Darby Dan for $15,000.