Local Color, an 8-year-old mare by Capote, out of the Excusive Native mare Setting, brought a final bid of $45,000 to lead the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
In foal to Square Eddie, the session-topper is a half sister to Vivid Angel, winner of the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I). Local Color was purchased by Rancho San Jose and was consigned by Indian Creek, agent.
While the results of the Nov. 15 session were down over the comparable session of 2011, the sale overall continued to show improvement minus the results of two premier dispersals held a year ago. For day 10 of the sale, 216 horses sold for a gross of $1,695,500, an average of $7,850, and a median of $5,500. Last year, 233 horses sold for $2,122,800, for an average of $9,111, and a median of $4,500.
With one session remaining in the 11-day sale, 2,222 horses have been sold for $141,756,600, for an average of $63,797, and a median of $25,000. During the corresponding period last year, 2,397 horses grossed $207,707,400, for an average of $86,653, and a median of $25,000. With the results of the Edward P. Evans and Palides Investments dispersals (which combined sold 196 horses for $72,279,500, excluding stallion seasons), the gross is tracking 5% ahead of 2011 at $141,756,600, the average is up 3.9% to $63,797, and the median is unchanged at $25,000.
The November sale concludes Nov. 16. with the session starting at 10 a.m. EST. The entire sale has been streamed live at keeneland.com.