Zenyatta Nephew Brings $4.2 Million

In the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, the first foal out of Santa Anita Oaks, Las Virgenes, and Santa Margarita (all gr. I) winner Balance brought a $4.2 million bid from trainer Todd Pletcher, who represented Benjamin Leon of Besilu Stable. The yearling is by top sire A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO), and Balance is a Thunder Gulch (TrueNicks,SRO) half sister to Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Zenyatta. The colt was bred by John and Jerry Amerman. Click here for the yearling's TrueNicks report.

Mill Ridge raised and consigned the session-topping yearling, and back in June, I had the opportunity to see him there in his paddock...

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