Skip to content

Keeneland sale starts off strong for Bolt d’Oro’s first yearlings

September 16, 2021

Bolt d’Oro’s $475,000 colt, hip 713, at the 2021 Keeneland September Yearling sale – Autry Graham photo

Bolt d’Oro got off to a rousing start Wednesday with his first offerings to sell at the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The Spendthrift stallion finished the day with an average price of $205,000 from eight lots sold, more than eight times his bred-on stud fee.

Leading the way was hip No. 713, a colt consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, that went to William Warren, Jr. for $475,000. The bay is out of the Distorted Humor mare Gentle Humor, whose dam Be Gentle won the Alcibiades S. (G2) and Golden Rod S. (G2).

Slightly earlier in the session a filly consigned by Machmer Hall, agent, hip No. 675, went to White Birch Farm for $310,000. The second foal out of Danzig Girl, the bay Kentucky-bred is closely related to Cigar Mile (G1) winner Jersey Town.

Bolt d’Oro’s third lot to surpass the quarter-million dollar mark was hip No. 620. A filly consigned by Sequel New York, she sold to Solis and Litt for $270,000. Another bay, she is out of Avendesora, who is a half-sister to stakes winner Your Bluffing and Echo Bluff, the dam of Grade 1 winner Currency Swap.

Bolt d’Oro’s overall 2021 yearling average of $275,625 is in the top five of all freshman sires this year. Bolt d’Oro has a total of 65 lots remaining in the Keeneland Sale, which runs through Sept. 24.