Filly By Gentlemen Tops Keeneland Thursday

(Keeneland Sale release)
Roger Devenport paid a top price of $260,000 for the 3-year-old filly Lovely Sage during Thursday's session of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Fred Seitz's Brookdale Farm, as agent, sold the unraced filly by Gentlemen out of stakes-placed Speak Halory, by Verbatim. She was sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.

A half-sister to grade one stakes winner Chelsey Flower brought $100,000, the second-highest price of the day. Blandford Bloodstock bought the 4-year-old chestnut filly by Pleasant Colony out of Chelsey Dancer, by Affirmed.

Warrendale Sales, agent, sold Crystal Power as a broodmare prospect.

During Thursday's session, Keeneland sold 257 horses for $3,271,900, an average of $12,731 and a median of $6,000. With one day remaining in the five-day auction, 961 horses have been sold for $29,653,400, an average of $30,857 and a median of $13,000.

The sale ends on Friday.

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