Top Price of $170,000 at Keeneland Auction

Top Price of $170,000 at Keeneland Auction
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Keeneland November Sale

Stakes-winning Get Ready Bertie, in foal to Majestic Warrior, sold for $170,000 to headline the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Australian bloodstock agent Vin Cox purchased the 6-year-old mare by More Than Ready  out of multiple graded-stakes winner De Bertie, by De Niro. Get Ready Bertie is a half-sister to Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) winner Whirlie Bertie. She was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Gross receipts Nov. 15 totaled $3,795,800 for an average of $14,599 and a median of $12,000. Last year for the comparable session, gross sales were $4,902,600 for an average of $20,343 and a median of $13,000.

Through eight sessions, 1,924 horses have been sold for $136,145,600, for an average of $70,762 and a median of $30,000. For the same period in 2009, 1,786 horses brought $150,359,400, for an average of $84,188 and a median of $39,000.

Two horses brought $60,000 for the session’s second-highest price. Gainesway purchased the 6-year-old Unbridled's Song mare Gold Mirage in foal to Kodiak Kowboy. Consigned by Vinery Ltd., agent, Gold Mirage is out of the Storm Cat mare Desert Stormette and a half sister to stakes winner Desert Gold, dam of group 1 winner White Moonstone.

A weanling filly by Kitten's Joy   out of the Rubiano mare On Broadway was purchased by Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock from Ramsey Farm.

The sale continues through Nov. 20. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. EST.


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