Overall, 73 Harlan's Holiday yearlings are scheduled to go through the ring (after outs) over the next few weeks with 24 of those in Book 1 (Sept. 14-17). They will join 417 other yearlings by the sire who have entered the ring at a September sale since 2006, with that group including U.S. champion Shanghai Bobby, Canadian champion Conquest Harlanate and Grade 2 winner Intense Holiday among others.
|Shanghai Bobby in 2015|
According to Thoroughbred Daily News, so far this year Harlan's Holiday's yearling sales average is $202,352 and a median of $210,000 with 17 yearlings selling from 19 to enter the ring. In his final season at stud, Harlan's Holiday stood for $35,000, however as he was still a fairly young sire that was sure to rise in coming years.
Dying at 14 years of age, Harlan's Holiday only has nine crops of racing age (including 2-year-olds) with 63 stakes winners, four champions and 581 winners. Harlan's Holiday currently sits 17th on The Blood-Horse's North America General Sire list by earnings and finished in the top 10 in 2013 and 2014 with an 11th place finish on the list in 2012. While not often a flashy stallion, Harlan's Holiday has held his own against other top stallions and gives owners a solid racehorse.
But those who buy Harlan's Holiday yearlings won't just have a racing career to look forward to as his offspring are quickly showing that they can excel in the breeding shed.
|Harlan's Holiday son Into Mischief|
Harlan's Holiday's loss was a big one for the industry but with his yearlings going through the ring at Keeneland, it looks like he may make one final bang in the yearling sales ring before cementing his legacy on the track over the next few years.