Sales Preparation

Keeneland | Team Coyle

To produce a yearling or weanling, that is the picture of health and athleticism is something Dixiana has mastered over the years. Tailoring nutrition, exercise, and care to each individual horse is critical. Each horse has had specialized care since the day it was born. Every horse presented to the sale has been introduced to a bit in their mouth, daily exercise, both on a walker and hand walking, proper nutrition, and daily grooming. 

We offer around 20-30 yearlings/weanlings at public auction each year, the majority at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Not only are Dixiana yearlings successful in the sales ring, see list below for sales recap, but they have also been successful on the track, see the hall of fame section

    • In 2013 & 2014, we sold the top Kitten’s Joy yearlings with, Etibaar ($350,000) & Taareef ($675,000).
    • In 2015, we sold the top Congrats yearling with, My Sugar ($200,000). We also sold 3 of the top 5 Discreetly Mine yearlings with, My Bapuji ($125,000), ’14 Fever’s Gone ($110,000), and Senior Investment ($95,000).
    • In 2016, we sold the top Midnight Lute yearling with, Midcourt ($450,000).
    • In 2017, we sold the top Australia (GB) yearling in America with, Wirraway ($490,000). 
    • In 2018, we tied for highest priced Union Rags yearling with, Express Train ($500,000).
    • In 2019, we had the highest-priced filly of Book 2 in the Keeneland September Yearling sale with an American Pharoah filly (American Parade) for $975,000. 
    • In 2021, we had our highest-priced yearling ever sold with a Quality Road colt for $1,150,000 at the Keeneland September Sale. We also had the highest-priced Accelerate colt for $300,000.
    • In 2022, we tied for the highest-priced Liam’s Map colt for $625,000 and we also had the highest Union Rags and Point of Entry of the year.

Current Sale Entries

Dixiana Bred Hall of Fame

Dixiana takes extreme pride in all the horses we raise. From studying pedigrees, planning mating’s, breeding, foaling, and sales prep, a lot of hard work is put into each individual horse. We think this shows through the performance of all the horses that come off this farm. Currently, we are the 50th Leading Breeder of 2022 based on North American Race Earnings. See below some of the top horses that have been bred by Dixiana.

Benny the Bull

2003 colt by Lucky Lionel out of the mare Comet Cat. A multiple graded stakes winner with over 2 million dollars in earnings, Benny the Bull was the 2008 Eclipse Award Champion Sprinter after being undefeated that year and winning 4 graded stakes. He was also 4th in the 2007 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). After racing he went on to be a successful stallion at stud.

Force Freeze

2005 colt by Forest Camp out of Dixiana mare Antifreeze. A graded stakes winner with over $850,000 in earnings. Force Freeze was most notably 2nd in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Sprint. In 2012, he went on to win the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship S. (G2).


2007 filly by Quiet American out of Dixiana mare Court of Appeal. A multiple graded stakes winner with almost $900,000 in earnings. In 2013, Authenticity was either 1st or 2nd in 6 graded stake races. Ending her career with a 3rd place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) and ranking her 31st in total earnings for that year.


2010 colt by Distorted Humor out of Dixiana mare Tabarin. Abraham is graded stakes placed and has over $700,000 in total earnings. In 2013 he was second in the Sunland Derby (G3) at Sunland Park, and is currently still racing.

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I Spent It

2012 colt by Super Saver out of the mare Rateeba. I Spent It is a graded stakes winner with almost $400,000 in total earnings. He won the 2014 Saratoga Special S. (G2). After racing he went on to stand at stud in Florida & Oklahoma.

Tiger Ride

2012 filly by Candy Ride (ARG) out of the Dixiana mare Royal Tigress. Tiger Ride was a graded stakes winner with almost $500,000 in total earnings. In 2015, she won the Pin Oak Valley View S. (G3) at Keeneland. In 2019, she had her first foal by leading sire Tapit.


2013 colt by Kitten's Joy out of Dixiana mare Sacred Feather. A multiple graded stakes winner in France. He won the Prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2) in 2016 & 2017. With over $600,000 in total earnings, Taareef entered stud in 2019. He is currently standing at Haras du Mezeray, France.

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El Areeb

2014 colt by Exchange Rate out of the mare Featured Diamond. El Areeb is a multiple graded stakes winner. In 2018, he won the Jerome S. (G3) and the Withers S. (G3) at Aqueduct, and has $369,200 in total earnings.

Senior Investment

2014 colt by Discreetly Mine out of Dixiana mare Plaid. In 2017, Senior Investment won the Stonestreet Lexington S. (G3) at Keeneland and then went on to place 3rd in the prestigious Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico. He has won over $700,000 in total earnings.

Focus Group

2014 colt by Kitten's Joy out of Dixiana mare Cocktail Hour. Focus Group is a graded stakes winner with almost $500,000 in total earnings. His biggest win was the 2019 Pan American S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park.


2015 colt by Midnight Lute out of Dixiana mare Mayo On the Side. Midcourt is a graded stakes winner with over $600,000 in total earnings. His biggest wins were the 2019 Native Diver S. (G3) at Del Mar Racecourse, and the 2020 San Pasqual S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Express Train

2017 colt by Union Rags out of Dixiana mare I'm a Flake. He has over $1,000,000 in total earnings, and his most notable races were his three wins in 2022. The San Antonio S. (G2), San Pasqual S. (G2), and the Santa Anita H. (G1) at Santa Anita Park. Getting his first Grade 1 win in the Santa Anita H.

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