Double-Digit Increases Continue at Keeneland

Double-Digit Increases Continue at Keeneland
Photo: Joe DiOrio
Keeneland November Sale

As the robust Keeneland November breeding stock sale entered its final days, the Nov. 14 session again saw double-digit increases in gross, average, and median prices.

The Lexington sales company reported 276 horses were sold for a total of $5,136,400, which represented a 35.3% increase over the comparable session a year ago when 260 head grossed $3,795,800. The session average increased 27.4% to $18,610 from $14,599 in 2010 and the median rose 25% from $12,000 last year to $15,000 this year. The buyback rate decreased by 17% from the rate in 2010.

Cumulatively, 1,904 horses have been sold for $201,192,900, an increase of 47.7% over  the $136,145,600 total for 1,924 horses through the same period a year ago. The average is up 49.3% from $70,762 to $105,669. The median of $36,500 was up 21.6% from last year’s $30,000.

The session’s top price of $130,000 was paid by Glen Hill Farm for Onenightin Beijing, a 4-year-old Indian Charlie mare in foal to Forestry. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as Hip No.  2837, Onenightin Beijing  was produced from the Mr. Prospector mare Goldminess and is from the family of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Blush With Pride and Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour. The mare, who had one win in four starts on the track, is a full sister to stakes-placed Underground.

Lavin Bloodstock paid the day’s second-highest price of $90,000 for Southern Scholar, a 5-year-old full sister to 2009 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) winner Dixie Band. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, as Hip No. 2500, the mare is by Dixie Union and out of the stakes-winning Forty Niner mare Tutorial. The unraced mare is in foal to Midshipman  .

The continues through Nov. 17, with daily sessions beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.

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