“He looked like what he ought to look like - a very, very well-made yearling. Beautiful balance. Beautiful strong hind quarters. Good quality hooves. He just met every criteria we had. We knew he would be very expensive. Unfortunately, we ran into somebody who was motivated.” - Spendthrift Farm Manager Ned Toffey, Courier Journal, May. 3, 2018
“I was standing three feet away from one of the bidders. When it got to $2 million, I got goosebumps.” - Breeder Fred Mitchell, The Blade, May 4, 2018 "All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling, and he has developed into a magnificent-looking horse.” - Coolmore America manager Dermot Ryan, BloodHorse, Dec. 2 2018
“He really is the full package. He’s got the pedigree. Fantastic race record. He earned two and a half million on the track, and being a son of our own Scat Daddy, too, they’re obviously in hot demand. He’s incredible. Not just to us, but to the whole industry, so that’s something the breeders are really, really interested in.” - Coolmore America’s head of sales and marketing, Robyn Murray, Horse Racing Nation, Jan. 8 2019 “He’s also a gorgeous, gorgeous horse. He’s a fantastic mover, with plenty of quality. He really is a fantastic individual. He’s got incredible conformation and plenty of quality leg underneath him. He’s a very scopey individual, and a beautiful, beautiful mover as well.” - Robyn Murray, Thoroughbred Daily News, Jan. 17, 2019 [Video: Mendelssohn wins the UAE Derby by 20 lengths]
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