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Keeneland Opening Average Plummets 45.9%

Keeneland Opening Average Plummets 45.9%

The results were grim, but not surprising, as Keeneland opened its January horses of all ages sale in Lexington during a time of worldwide economic downturns. The gross revenue Jan. 12 plummeted 44% from the auction's first session in 2008 while the average price dropped 45.9%. The median price suffered the most damage, falling 50.9%.

Safari Queen Sails to Orchid Handicap Win

Trainer Todd Pletcher was half a world away in Dubai when the Gulfstream stakes races began Saturday afternoon, but his powerful stable came out strong with heavily favored Safari Queen and Almonsoon posting a one-two finish in the $150,000 Orchid Handicap (gr. IIIT), the first of five stakes on the Florida Derby Day program.

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Trainer Todd A. Pletcher
Jockey Julien R. Leparoux
Owner Allen E. Paulson Living Trust (Michael J. Paulson)
Breeder Allen E. Paulson Living Trust


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Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 290
Racing or broodmare prospect Southern Equine Stables Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent $950,000

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