Grosse Pointe Anne, a half sister to impressive Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo was sold for $400,000 to top the Nov. 12 session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent for Grosse Pointe Farm, the 3-year-old daughter of Silver Deputy out of stakes-placed Playa Maya, by Arch, was purchased by WinStar Farm.
Grosse Pointe Anne was bred in Kentucky by Dr. D. Michael Cavey and was purchased by trainer Ken McPeek, agent, for $170,000 from the Denali Stud consignment to the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale. From six starts, the filly had one win, a maiden claiming event at Saratoga.
Keeneland reported 277 horses were sold during the session for gross receipts of $10,349,100, down 4.5% from the $10,837,000 total paid for 258 horses during the comparable session a year ago. The session average of $37,361 represented a decline of 11% from the $42,004 figure a year ago and the median fell 15.6% to $27,000 from $32,000. The session buyback rate was 17.6%.
Through five sessions, 1,120 horses have been sold for $118,752,100, for an average of $106,029 and a median of $60,000. During the corresponding period last year, 1,049 horses had grossed $129,721,200, for an average of $123,662 and a median of $70,000.
Second-highest price of $195,000 was paid by Betz Thoroughbreds was the 5-year-old Vindication mare Modification, in foal to Spring at Last. Consigned by Kingswood Farm, agent, Modification is out of the stakes-winning Afleet mare Swift Alliance, and a half-sister to stakes winners Sky Alliance, Classic Alliance and Prime Ruler.
A filly by Speightstown out of stakes winner Saratoga Humor, by Distorted Humor was the session’s top-priced weanling, bringing a final bid of $180,000 from Boulder High Equine. The filly was consigned by Fairlawn Farm.
Fillies by Indian Charlie and Street Boss each brought $160,000. Pacific Racing bought the Indian Charlie filly out of graded stakes-placed Slew Peg, by Fusaichi Pegasus . Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Gulf Coast Farms Complete Dispersal, the filly is from the family of graded stakes winners Slew Gin Fizz and Igotrhythm.
A filly from the first crop of Street Boss out of the Saint Ballado mare Wadena sold for $160,000 to BG Stables. She was consigned by Bill Reightler, agent.
The sale continues Nov. 13 at the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington.