More Medaglia d’Oro Magic on Opening Day of Keeneland Yearling Sales 2017

13 Sep 17

A daughter of sensational sire Medaglia d’Oro brought $1.25 million in the 166 catalogued Lots of Session 1 on the opening day of Keeneland September Yearling Sales.

Progeny of North America’s leading sire were always going to be in demand, especially on the back of his most recent Group 1 Winner Bolt d’Oro and his superstar daughter Songbird.

Nobody was disappointed as the prediction came true at the start of the Keeenland September Yearling Sale which commenced on Tuesday the 12th September local time.

Medaglia d'Oro

Medaglia d’Oro yearlings were eagerly sought after amongst the buyers which was illustrated by prices achieved by the 7 yearlings to sell (5 Fillies & 2 Colts) by Medaglia d’Oro reaching $1.25m (f), $900,000 (c), $800,000 (f), $560,000 (c), $325,000 (f), $300,000 (f) and $200,000 (f).

That was a Gross of $4,335,000 USD and an Average of $619,285 USD.

On current exchange rates that was AUD average of $769,298.

His 5 fillies averaged $575,000 USD ($714,285 AUD) and the 2 colts averaged $730,000 USD ($906,832 AUD).

Medaglia d’Oro sits in third spot on the Leading Sires Averages behind superstars Tapit ($1,165,909) and War Front (795,833).

The Sale on Day 1 averaged $570,263 with a Top Price of $2.7m.

Session 2 on Day 1 (lesser standard pedigrees) there were another 7 yearlings to sell for an average of $370,740 USD ($460,546 AUD) with a Top Price of $650,000 USD.

Here are Medaglia d’Oro’s top 4 lots to sell on day one of the sale.

$1.25 million
Filly: Lot 82, consigned by Gainesway, Agent.
Purchaser: Larry Best
By Medaglia d’Oro and out of Champion Sealy Hill. A half-sister to Graded winners Hillaby (Champion female sprinter in Canada, Belle Hill and Gale Force).

Colt: Lot 156, consigned by Eaton Sales, Agent
Purchaser: Breeze Easy, LLC
By Medaglia d’oro, out of a Stakes-placed half-sister to multiple G2W/G1-placed Pomeroys Pistol and Stakes-placed Wildcat Creek.

Filly: Lot 53, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency
Purchaser: Peter Brant
By Medaglia d’Oro and a half-sister to Champion sprinter Points Offthebench and G3 winner Bench Points.

Colt: Lot 35, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Agent
Purchaser: Larry Best
By Medaglia d’Oro and a full brother to G1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap winner Lochte.

In Australia, Medaglia d’Oro has had a stellar start to his career of restricted numbers.

His 7 crops in Australia have been limited by the number of mares he has been allowed to cover with his average foal crop just 75 live foals per year.

Yet off these relative low numbers he is a sire sensation with his progeny including Golden Slipper Winner VANCOUVER and Golden Rose Winner ASTERN.

Medaglia d’Oro stands at Darley Stud for $110,000 Service Fee for the past 2 seasons and will stand again in 2017 for $110,000.

In the Southern Hemisphere his Sire Record is also Exceptional with 21.7% Stakes Horses to Winners.

Starters: 201
Winners: 124 (61.7%),
Wins: 307,
Placings: 527,
Stakes Winners: 13,
Stakes Placed: 14,
Earnings: over $19m.

Its statistics like these that are the reasons why the professional buyers align themselves with the Champion Sires and Medaglia d’Oro is in that category.

Dynamic Syndications earlier this year purchased a super filly by the remarkable sire at the Magic Millions. We purchased her as a potential Classics Contender. A filly to aim at the Guineas, and the Oaks along with the Cups and even a Plate.

Since then she has continued to grow and develop into a spectacular filly.

Bred to be a sensation on the track with one of the best female families behind her and a pedigree page saturated in black-type success, our filly was one of the Best Valued fillies we have purchased in the last 5 years.

There is less than a handful of the top class USA sires who enjoy actual ongoing success as a sire in Australia.

Medaglia d'Oro

Darley Stud’s “Super Sire” Medaglia d'Oro, now has 645 Winners; 105 Stakes Winners; 61 Stakes Placegetters and most importantly, he has sired 19 Individual Group 1 Winners.

That’s a brilliantly high 25.9% Black Type Earners : Winners Worldwide ratio.

So in simple terms, if you own a Medaglia d’Oro horse that wins a race – it has a one in four chance of going on to be a Stakes Class horse.

His yearlings in 2017 sold for up to $2.4 million in Australia highlighting the keen commercial demand for his progeny world-wide.

VANCOUVER (by Medaglia d'Oro) winning the Golden Slipper

Dynamic Syndications have available now a sensational filly by Super Sire Medaglia d’Oro bred to be a CLASSICS Contender

In the care of Hall Of Fame / Champion Trainer GAI WATERHOUSE and ADRIAN BOTT, Gai is the perfect trainer for a Medaglia d’Oro as she trained his first Group 1 winner in Australia – VANCOUVER. 

Our 2yo Filly by Medaglia d'Oro x Catalan Bay

Our filly is from CATALAN BAY (by Rock Of Gibraltar).

She was a Stakes Class winner of 3 races & the daughter of a Gr1 Winner & Grand-daughter of a Gr2 Winner.


Our Filly has a truly sensational Pedigree with Conformation to Match.

No matter the results on the racetrack, being a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro with such a wonderful pedigree behind her, our filly will always be in huge demand for stud when that time comes.

Can you imagine her skyrocketing value if she claims her Gr1 target races such as a Guineas or an Oaks or a Cup or a Plate?

At just $7,725 per 5% Share all costs to 31 October this filly is for the racing enthusiast who harbours a dream of success in the Classic races from 1600m – 2400m and understands the huge potential commercial values that would arise as a result of that success.

Our filly under saddle

We have every reason to believe we have the horse to match our dreams and on what she has displayed in early pre-training we couldn’t be happier.

Full details are on our website.

Adam Watt - Director Sales & Marketing - Dynamic Syndications

Call Adam Watt on 9587 1511 or 0409 464 378 to discuss this sensational filly.

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