Winter mixed sale opens with a 13.2% increase in average and a 24.4% rise in median.
Overbrook's dispersal is the second-largest in Keeneland history.
Number in the catalog is down 20% from a year ago.
There are 496 horses in the catalog for the auction.
Declines in gross and median are less steep than they were in 2009.
French stakes winner and group I-placed Missvinski attracted a final bid of $400,000 to headline the Jan. 14 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
"The best is yet to come," according to the trainer, who says the operation is downsizing to focus on quality.
Lack of quality stock in the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington contributed to an overall decline in prices during the first three days, according to buyers and consignors.
The 206 horses sold gross Aust$2,458,850 ($2,269,420 in U.S. funds).
Third session gross plummets 42.4% while median price plunges 45%.
Grade I winners Point Ashley and Spoken Fur, both in foal to Ghostzapper, have been sold privately after being scratched from the Jan. 12 second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale.
Gross and average rise, but results for overall sale remain down.
Frank Stronach, owner of Adena Springs and chairman of Magna Entertainment, paid $1.085 million for Miss Isella, a grade II-winning daughter of Silver Charm and a half-sister to grade II winner Sir Cherokee.
A mare who had brought $1.75 and $1 million at past sales, failed to meet her reserve when the bidding stopped at $775,000 at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 12.
Craig Bandoroff of the Paris, Ky.-based Denali Stud, paid $950,000 for Bon Jovi Girl, a stakes-winning daughter of Malibu Moon at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
A 3-year-old Distorted Humor filly named Age of Humor was bought for $350,000 by Steve Davidson and Randy Gullatt's Versailles, Ky.-based Twin Creeks Farm at the Jan. 12 session of the Keeneland January sale.
Fasig-Tipton has made minor adjustments to the timing and format of its 2010 Kentucky July selected yearling sale, which will be held at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13 and 14.
Gross declines 44.8%, and median drops 25.9% from a year ago.
Steve Davidson and Randy Gullatt's Twin Creeks Farm went to $325,000 for Miss Catalyst, a stakes-winning daughter of Mr. Greeley, who tops the Jan. 11 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Glasgow's Gold, the dam of grade I-winning millionaire Swift Temper, equaled the $300,000 high price so far at the Jan. 11 session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale.
Mare was expected to be one of top sellers during Keeneland auction's first session.
Bert Welker, owner of Silverton Farm in Midway, Ky and former general manager of Stonewall Stallions, will operate his own sales agency this year under the name Welker Sales Agency.
A big bay mare by retired leading sire Storm Cat fetched the highest price as of mid-morning of the first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11.
Breeders and consignors saw a little light at the end of a long, dark financial tunnel during last November's Keeneland sale, and they're hoping the glimmer will get a little brighter during Keeneland's January auction.
The Barretts January mixed sale will include 44 horses as part of the reduction of the Craig Family Trust, many of which are by or in foal to Candy Ride, a leading young sire who raced for Jenny and the late Sid Craig.
These horses could bring high prices as the Keeneland auction kicks off Jan. 11.
Listed are horses that could bring high prices, based on their pedigrees or horsemen's comments, during the second session of Keeneland's horses of all ages sale.
Conditions were brutal at Keeneland Jan. 9, two days before the start of the Central Kentucky company's horses of all ages sale.
A Break the Vault filly topped the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale with her Aust$200,000 price ($184,840 in U.S. funds) Jan. 10 in Australia.
Bay yearling brings Aust$950,000 ($848,937 in U.S. funds)during Gold Coast yearling auction's fourth session.
Keeneland officials hoping demand is solid for short yearlings in January sale.
Bay yearling brings Aust$620,000 ($570,100 in U.S. funds) from trainer Gai Waterhouse.
Half-brother to Lookin At Lucky also scratched from Central Kentucky auction.
Yearling out of Australian champ Ha Ha brings Aust$700,00 ($640,241 in U.S. funds).
Bay colt brings Aust$500,000 ($456,500 in U.S. funds).
Several sale company officials and horsemen talk about what they think will happen in the commercial Thoroughbred marketplace in 2010.
The 35,000-square-foot structure is 2 1/2 stories tall.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed auction will be held Jan. 19-20, 2010, in Central Florida.
New York native previously had served as Hidden Brook's bloodstock/sales director.
Auction will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California.
North Street, a 5-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, brought the highest price of Aust$33,000 ($29,408 in U.S. funds) during the William Inglis & Son Melbourne December Thoroughbred sale at Oaklands in Australia Dec. 18.
Median price increases 38.9% from a year ago while buy-back rate falls. Gross drops 21.7%
The average price rose 27.5% from a year ago and the median price increased 33.3% during the Hong Kong International Sale.
There is some bad news for the sellers of young Thoroughbreds that have suffered from Lawsonia intracellularis (LI) infection, according to Dr. Michele Frazer.
The eighth annual John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale will be held March 21 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino in Louisiana.
Crystal Bull, an 11-year-old daughter of Holy Bull in foal to Pollard's Vision, was purchased by Federico Barberino, agent, for $95,000 to top the Dec. 7 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale.
Filly is half-sister to Washington champion Enumclaw Girl as weanlings show strength.
The Tattersalls December mare sale finished its four-day run Dec. 3 in England with a 16% increase in median price from 2008 and a gross that was down less than 1%. The average price declined 3.3%. In addition, the buy-back rate rose to 79.3% from 68.2% last year.
The Arrigo horses of racing age sale will take place Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. CST at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Ill.
A Smarty Jones weanling and six mares have been added to the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which will be held Dec. 14 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
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