Half Sister to Uncle Mo Tops Keeneland Day 5

Half Sister to Uncle Mo Tops Keeneland Day 5
Photo: Keeneland/Coady Photography

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.

For complete results from this sale, including Hip-by-Hips and cumulative sale results, click here.

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.

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