Keeneland's January sale featured a robust upper market in Book 1, but that didn't prevent declines in average and median at the end of the five-day auction, which saw a continuation of 2015's finicky market.
Keeneland's January mixed sale ended its fourth of five sessions with figures lower across the board for the first time this week, as $102,000 broodmare Prom Time and a $100,000 Super Saver colt led proceedings.
New buyer Fifth Avenue Bloodstock purchased $240,000 Ready for Romance, one of two six-figure lots, as the Keeneland January sale's third session produced more gains in average and median.
$500,000 broodmare Roan Inish led gains in average and median at the Keeneland January mixed sale's second session, which sellers continued to describe as selective and buyers described fierce competition for top lots.
Virginia Kraft Payson sprang for three horses from the Sarah J. Leigh estate's dispersal, including session-topper Summer Solo for $700,000, to boost Keeneland January's opening session.
Buyers from around the world were attracted to this year's Barretts January Mixed sale because of the Craig Family Trust reduction sale.
Barretts has cataloged 315 horses for its 2009 January mixed sale. The auction will be held Jan. 26 in the Hinds Pavilion, which is located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern Caliofornia. The sale will begin at 11 a.m. (PST).
Barretts' January mixed sale ended its two-day run Tuesday with moderate declines.
The Barretts 2004 January mixed sale has its largest catalogue ever, with 714 horses listed.
The racing and breeding stock owned by Lakeview Farm near Lakeview, Calif., will be dispersed during the 2004 Barretts January mixed sale.
The catalogue for Barretts' 2003 January mixed sale is the largest in the auction's history, with 681 horses listed. The sale will be conducted at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona California on Jan. 21 and 22. Each session will begin at 11 a.m. (PST).
Multiple stakes winner Song of the Moment sold for $72,000 to Sid and Jenny Craig on Tuesday to top the first session of the Barretts January mixed sale in Southern California. A 4-year-old daughter of River Special, Song of the Moment captured the Juan Gonzalez Memorial Stakes at Pleasanton and the restricted Solano County Juvenile Filly Stakes at Solano in 2000. In her only outing this year, she finished third in the restricted Survive Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 2.
One mare sold for $10,400 during Keeneland's online auction for horses that did not meet their reserve during the January mixed sale. Stakes winner Crafty Ember, a 15-year-old daughter of Crafty Prospecter, was purchased by Weather Hill, agent, from Lantern Hill Farm, agent. She sold in foal to Catrail.
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