Undefeated Grade 1 winner MASTERY saw his second crop of weanlings in high demand at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when his eight sold were led by a $450,000 colt and $400,000 filly. The stallion’s weanlings had the highest average of all second-crop sires at $152,125.
Bred by Lee McMillin and Eric Buckley, that $450,000 colt out of Go Go Dana (Malibu Moon) was hammered to OXO Equine. Offered by Threave Main Stud, he saw an update after the catalog was released when his dam’s first foal to race made his debut and placed in both his starts. Selling as Hip 266, the colt was the second most expensive weanling of the first session of Book 2.
A bay Kentucky-bred colt, Hip 266’s dam is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Liam’s Dream, who is also the dam of a multiple Grade 2-placed runner, and a half-sister to Grade 2-placed Holdontoyourdream. That mare has also produced a stakes placed runner with another half-sister producing a Grade 3-placed colt. Go Go Dana’s granddam is Grade 2 winner Danzig’s Beauty, who is the dam of leading sire Distorted Humor.
MASTERY’s second most expensive of the sale was Hip 885, a filly out of Veronique (Mizzen Mast) bought by Stonestreet Stables for $400,000.
The second most expensive weanling of the third session, and most expensive filly, she was offered by Warrendale Sales for breeder Tony Holmes. The filly had two massive updates in the 10 days before the sale when her undefeated half-brother Nashville romped home in the Perryville Stakes to take his record to three-from-three on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup undercard a week after her 2-year-old three-quarter brother Market Cap easily broke his maiden by seven lengths.
One of the highest regarded runners in his crop, Grade 1 winner MASTERY stands for $25,000 in 2021.