Aussie-bred Bounding ready to make another Keeneland mark
The family of Group 1-winning Australian-bred mare Bounding is again set to feature prominently on the opening day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which starts on Monday in Kentucky.
Three years ago, a Curlin colt out of Bounding, the Group 1-winning daughter of Lonhro, made major headlines when selling to Godolphin at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale for US$4.1 million (AU$6 million).
On Monday, at the 79th edition of the famous Sale, the colt’s full-sister is set to command significant attention when she is offered through the ring as Hip 158 by Denali Stud on behalf of her breeders, Stonestreet Stables.
Stonestreet paid $1.9 million for Bounding, a winner of the G1 Railway Stakes in New Zealand, when she was offered through the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast in 2016.
It seemed a significant price at the time but has proven a canny investment for the Barbara Banke-backed outfit, with Bounding’s half-brother, the ill-fated Anthony Van Dyck, winning the Derby at Epsom just six months before her first foal was due through the sales ring at Keeneland.