With 6 Days Left, Keeneland Sale Tops 2002 Total
Updated: Sunday, November 9, 2003 2:25 PM
Posted: Friday, November 7, 2003 7:52 PM
(from Keeneland release)
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.
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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