A Medaglia d’Oro colt became the first seven-figure offering during the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when he was bought by M. V. Magnier of Coolmore Stud for $1 million early during the Sept. 12 session.
Magnier said the colt reminded him of Vancouver, an Australian-bred son of Medaglia d’Oro who won the Tooheys New Golden Slipper (Aus-I). Coolmore sold Vancouver at auction and later purchased the colt, in partnership with China Horse Club, from owners F. A. Kennedy, Mrs. B. L. Kennedy, Bangaloe Stud, and A. Konstanta.
“It’s a lot of money to pay for a horse, but he’s very good looking and the lads seemed to like him,” Magnier said. “He was a very nice horse, he reminded us a lot of Vancouver… and he’s an exceptional looking horse, so if he’s anything like him we’re in good shape.”