Lane’s End Farm’s first-crop stallion Liam’s Map proved to be one of the hottest young sires at the North American yearling sales this season. The multiple Grade 1 winner is third by first-crop sires only to American Pharoah and fellow Lane’s End stallion Honor Code by both yearling average and median.
A total of 58 yearlings by Liam’s Map sold for an average of $169,640 and median of $150,000. Of those 58 yearlings that sold, 43 brought $100,000 or more at auction, from a stud fee of just $25,000. Liam’s Map’s progeny even hit the $500,000 mark with a filly at the Keeneland September Sale who was purchased by Alex and JoAnn Lieblong. Yearlings by Liam’s Map were purchased by preeminent farms and agents such as Spendthrift Farm, Woodford Thoroughbreds, J.J. Crupi, Cary Frommer, Marette Farrell and Mike Ryan.