Foaming Brine Tops Keeneland January's Third Session
Updated: Friday, January 11, 2002 3:21 PM
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2002 6:12 PM
A 6-year-old broodmare who is pregnant to 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick brought the top price of $170,000 during Wednesday's third session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale. Charles H. Deters bought Foaming Brine, a bay mare by Forty Niner out of Grade I stakes winner Broom Dance, from Walnut Green, agent for the Christiana Stable dispersal.
Foaming Brine, who was unraced, is a sister to Graded stakes winner End Sweep. She is carrying a foal by Favorite Trick, whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year.
Second high price of the day was $165,000 paid by Fred W. Hertrich III for Mountain Melody, a 5-year-old broodmare prospect by Cox's Ridge out of If Bald Music, by Stop the Music. William and Michele Hardin's Millennium Farms Kentucky sold Mountain Melody, who earned $54,913 during her racing career.
In all on Wednesday, Keeneland sold 236 horses for $3,669,700, an average of $15,550, and a median of $9,250. Through three days of the four-day auction, 747 horses were sold for $32,842,100, an average of $43,965 and a median of $15,000. Compared to the first three days of the sale's 2000 edition, the number sold was up by 18.9%, and the gross revenue was down by less than one percent. The average was down by 22.3%.
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