With 6 Days Left, Keeneland Sale Tops 2002 Total

With 6 Days Left, Keeneland Sale Tops 2002 Total
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Success of Keeneland sale highlighted by world-record price for a broodmare of $7.1-million paid for Cash Run, the 6-year-old mare in foal to Storm Cat.
(from Keeneland release)
Gross sales already have eclipsed the totals for last year's entire Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale with six days remaining in the 11-day auction.

At the conclusion of Friday's session, sales totaled $201,790,500 for 1,123 horses. This topped the $187,230,000 paid for 2,377 horses during the entire 10-day sale last year.

The average is $179,689 and the median is $80,000 through Friday.

Copperhead Stable paid a top price of $400,000 for a broodmare in foal to Maria's Mon during Friday's session. Robert E. Courtney's Crestfield Farm, LLC sold West is West, a 5-year-old by Gone West out of grade 1 stakes winner Missed the Storm, by Storm Cat.

West is West earned $70,985 during her racing career. Maria's Mon is the sire of 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos.

Trusty Lady, 5-year-old mare who is pregnant to Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm, brought $270,000, second high price of the session. Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds bought the daughter of Deputy Minister and stakes winner Klassy Kim.

Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent, sold Trusty Lady.

Keeneland sold 269 horses on Friday for $15,386,500, an average of $57,199 and a median of $40,000. During the corresponding session a year ago, 270 horses brought $11,997,500, an average of $44,435 and a median of $32,000.

At this point in the sale last year, 1,136 horses had been sold for $162,934,200, an average of $143,428 and a median of $61,000.

The sale continues through Nov. 13.
Results, catalog, additional information from Keeneland

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