Edited Keeneland release
Weanlings commanded the top prices Sunday, Nov. 15, as Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale approached the halfway point.
A bay colt by Malibu Moon out of Restless Cat brought $250,000, the highest price of the session. Total Dispersal Bloodstock bought the colt from the Overbrook Farm Dispersal with Eaton Sales as agent.
The colt is out of Restless Cat, who is by Storm Cat and a full sister grade I winner and sire Hennessy. Malibu Moon has sired the winners of more than $24 million, including champion Declan’s Moon.
Mesquite Ranch paid the second price of the day--$230,000—for a weanling filly by Rock Hard Tenout of stakes winner Tuzia, by Blushing John. Gainesway, as agent, sold the filly.
Rock Hard Ten’s first foals are 2-year-olds this year.
A colt by Tiznow brought $210,000 and a filly by Bluegrass Cat sold for $200,000 during the session. Ben Glass, agent, bought the Tiznow colt out of Crazy Woman Creek from Hidden Brook, agent. Whisper Hill Farm, LLC purchased the filly by Bluegrass Cat out of Lilac Garden from Eaton Sales, agent.
During Sunday’s session, Keeneland sold 236 horses for $9,695,900, an average of $41,084 and a median of $28,000. During the comparable session last year, 203 horses brought $10,835,200 for an average of $53,375 and a median of $42,000. The gross was down 11%, the average declined 23%, and the median was off 33%.
Through six days of the 13-day auction, 1,285 horses have been sold for $139,417,100, an average of $108,496 and a median of $55,000. At this point in the sale a year ago, 1,157 horses had been sold for $154,902,200, an average of $133,883 and a median of $70,000. The gross was off 10%, the average was down 19%, and the median declined 21%.