September 16, 2015
With a day remaining to Keeneland September’s Book 1, LEMON DROP KID has already had seven yearlings from eight on offer sell for an average $307,857. Maybe more impressive, his median stands at $300,000.
Leading the way for LEMON DROP KID is a half-brother to Sunday’s G1 Vincent O’Brien National S. winner Air Force Blue, who elicited a bid of $535,000 from Shadai Farm’s Terry Yoshida. The handsome chestnut colt was produced by the stakes-placed Chatham (Maria’s Mon) and is from the family of Flanders and Surfside.
Godolphin rep John Ferguson, meanwhile, signed for two colts by LEMON DROP KID during Monday’s opening session. He went to $400,000 for a LEMON DROP KID half-brother to the stakes-placed Faydhan, and also secured a half-brother to GSW Ocho Ocho Ocho for $320,000.
Completing the list of the LEMON DROP KIDs who made $300,000 or more was a colt from the MSW Dansetta Light (Colony Light) who hit that mark on the bid of Kempton Bloodstock.
On the same day that September kicked off, LEMON DROP KID was represented by his latest graded winner when Da Big Hoss, a 4-year-old colt trained by Mike Maker, won the G3 Kentucky Turf Cup S. at Kentucky Downs.
Keep an eye out for more of LEMON DROP KID’s latest standouts at September!