Most costly Thoroughbred yearlings in history sold at auction

For many years, in the 1970s and 1980s, the horses are made by the Northern Dancer (1961-1990) to maintain in the top ten of the prices of the records, with 174 of Northern Dancer, brothers, and sisters, to sell, for a total of $ 160 million at the Keeneland sales in excess of 22 years old. The National Thoroughbred Horse Racing Association calls him one of the most influential producers in the history of the race.  By the time of his death in 1990, his offspring have won over 1,000 betting games

Horse NameFoaledSireDamBreederYear soldNominal priceReal price (in 2020 )Buyer
Seattle Dancer[16]1984NijinskyMy CharmerW. L. Jones, W. S. Farish III, W. S. Kilroy1985$13.1 million$31.5 millionNiarchos, J. Magnier, Sangster, O’Brien, Schwartz
Meydan City[17]2005KingmamboCrown of CrimsonJayeff B Stable2006$11.7 million$15 millionSheikh Mohammed
Snaafi Dancer[18]1982Northern DancerMy BupersDonald T. Johnson1983$10.2 million$26.5 millionAston Upthorpe Stud
Jalil[19]2004Storm CatTranquility LakePamela & Martin Wygod2005$9.7 million$12.9 millionGodolphin Racing
Plavius[20]2005DanzigSharp MinisterMonticule Farms2006$9.2 million$11.8 millionGodolphin Racing
Al Naamah2012GalileoAlluring ParkLodge Park Stud2013$8.4 million$9.4 millionAl Shaqab
Imperial Falcon[21]1983Northern DancerBalladeE. P. Taylor1984$8.25 million$20.6 millionRobert Sangster
Act of Diplomacy2005Storm CatAwesome HumorTaylor Made Farm2006$8.2 million$10.5 millionJohn Ferguson
Mr. Sekiguchi[22]2003Storm CatWelcome SurpriseWilliam S. Farish III, William S. Kilroy2004$8 million$11 millionFusao Sekiguchi
Take Control2007A.P. IndyAzeriAllen E. Paulson Living Trust2008$7.7 million$9.3 million(reserve not attained, buy back)
Ajdal1984Northern DancerNative PartnerRalph C. Wilson, Jr.1985$7.5 million$18 million(reserve not attained, buy back)
Jareer[23]1983Northern DancerFabuleux JaneRalph C. Wilson, Jr.1984$7.1 million$17.7 millionSheikh Mohammed
Laa Etaab[24]1984NijinskyCrimson SaintTom Gentry1985$7 million$16.8 millionGainsborough Stud
Tasmanian Tiger1999Storm CatHum AlongLane’s End Farm2000$6.8 million$10.2 millionDemi O’Byrne
Amjaad1983Seattle SlewDesireeSpendthrift Farm1984$6.5 million$16.2 millionSheikh Mohammed
Van Nistelrooy2000Storm CatHaloryStonerside Stable2001$6.4 million$9.4 millionDemi O’Byrne
Objectivity2004Storm CatSecret StatusLane’s End Farm2005$6.3 million$8.3 millionJohn Ferguson
Alajwad2000Storm CatLa AffirmedEaton Sales2001$5.5 million$8 millionJohn Ferguson
Obligato1983Northern DancerTruly BoundWindfields Farm1984$5.4 million$13.5 millionBBA (Ireland)
Abshurr1997NureyevGo SoloCamas Park Stud1998$5.4 million$8.6 millionGodolphin Racing
Nysaean1999Sadler’s WellsIrish ArmsHaras d’Etreham2000$5.4 million$8.2 millionPeter Doyle
King’s Consul1999KingmamboBattle Creek GirlLane’s End Farm2000$5.3 million$8 millionJohn Ferguson
Diaghilev1999Sadler’s WellsDararaWatership Down Stud2000$5.2 million$7.9 millionDemi O’Byrne
Wassl Touch1983Northern DancerQueen SucreeNorth Ridge Farm1984$5.1 million$12.7 millionSheikh Mohammed
Elnawaagi1983RobertoGurkhas BandKeswick Stables1984$4.0 million$10 millionSheikh Mohammed
Warrshan1986Northern DancerSecret AssetHermitage Farm1987$3.7 million$8.4 millionSheikh Mohammed
Northern State1985Northern DancerSouth OceanWindfields Farm1986$3.6 million$8.5 millionSheikh Mohammed
Ballydoyle1980Northern DancerSouth OceanE. P. Taylor1981$3.5 million$10 millionRobert Sangster
Royal Academy1987NijinskyCrimson SaintTom Gentry1988$3.5 million$7.7 millionVincent O’Brien
Shareef Dancer1980Northern DancerSweet AllianceE. P. Taylor1981$3.3 million$9.4 millionSheikh Mohammed
Dancing Groom1985NijinskyBlush With PrideDarrell Brown1986$3.2 million$7.6 millionBBA (Ireland)
Immortal Dancer1982Spectacular BidFaroucheNewstead Farm Trust1983$3.0 million$7.8 millionAston Upthorpe Stud
Fulmar1980Northern DancerBernie BirdE. P. Taylor1981$2.95 million$8.4 millionBBA (England)