Lease of Life Brings $110,000 at Keeneland

Lease of Life Brings $110,000 at Keeneland
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Lease of Life, sold as a racing or stallion prospect, brought $110,000 to highlight the Nov. 21 session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale.

Jay Manoogian purchased the 4-year-old colt by Cozzene from Mill Ridge Sales, agent. Lease of Life is out of the Graustark mare Kinema, and is a full brother to Malibu (gr. I) and Strub (gr. II) Stakes winner Mizzen Mast.

Zuri Ridge brought the day’s second-highest price of $90,000 from Lane’s End Bloodstock. A 13-year-old daughter of Cox's Ridge out of the Danzig mare Zuri, Zuri’s Ridge is a half-sister to Voodoo Dancer (by Kingmambo), a grade I-winning millionaire and a multiple stakes producer. She was consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for the complete dispersal of Windfields Farm.

Zuri Ridge’s 4-year-old Silver Deputy colt Pool Play captured the Oct. 4 Durham Cup Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. The mare is in foal to successful young stallion City Zip  , who has had six stakes winners this year, including grade III victor Get Serious.

On Nov. 21, Keeneland sold 154 horses for gross receipts of $1,195,800, a decrease of 52.5% from 2008 when 209 horses brought $2,517,000. The session average of $7,765 was down 35.5% from last year’s $12,043, while the median decreased 58.8% from $8,500 to $3,500.

To date, a total of 2,648 horses have grossed $158,924,200, down 12.4% from last year when 2,438 horses sold for $181,386,000. The average of $60,017 represents a 19.33% decrease from $74,400 in 2008. The median was down 25% from $28,000 a year ago to $21,000 this year.

The November Sale concludes Nov. 22.

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