Quality Road Colt Lights Up the Tote at KEESEP

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KEESEP
hip 578
yearling cQuality Road--What'smineismine, by Mineshaft$1,100,000
Breeder: T & G Farm of Kentucky (KY)
Consignor: Indian Creek, Agent
Buyer: Three Chimneys & White Birch Farm

Quality Road

A colt by boom sire Quality Road from the same female family as that sire’s 2018 Grade I winner Spring Quality was knocked down for $1.1 million to Three Chimneys and White Birch Farm. following a protracted bidding duel, the second million-dollar transaction of Wednesday session of the Keeneland September sale. Consigned by the Indian Creek agency of Shack Parrish, hip 578 is a son of What’smineismine (Mineshaft), a half-sister to this year’s GI Woodford Reserve Manhattan S. hero as well as GSW Holiday Star (Harlan’s Holiday). The deeper George Strawbridge family includes hip 578’s third dam the MGSW & MGISP Alice Springs (Val de l’Orne {Fr}) and her SW & GSP daughter Spring Season (Seeking the Gold). Hip 578 was bred in Kentucky by T & G Farm of Kentucky, who acquired the colt’s dam for just $100,000 with the colt in utero at the 2016 Keeneland November sale. The colt is the third purchased in partnership by Three Chimneys and Peter Brant’s operation. Fully 15 yearlings have sold in excess of $1 million, surpassing the 13 seven-figure transactions in the 2017 event.

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