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.
- Bay Filly
- Born 2011
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.
Two back-to-back offerings from the partial dispersal of the Estate of Sarah J. Leigh became the new toppers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11 when they were purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson.
Minorette posted a mild upset in the $1 million Belmont Oaks (gr. IT) July 5 at Belmont Park, landing her first North American victory at odds of 6-1.
The $1 million Belmont Oaks (gr. IT), formerly the Garden City Stakes, has found a new identity as part of the New York Racing Association's July 5 Stars and Stripes card, which also features the Belmont Derby (gr. IT).
|Owner||Sarah J. Leigh|
|Breeder||Sarah J. Leigh|
|Summer Solo View Five-Cross Pedigree||Arch||Kris S.|
|Summer Solstice (IRE)||Caerleon|
|Summer Sonnet (GB)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Broodmare||Payson Stud||Denali Stud, agent for Estate of Sarah J. Leigh||$700,000|
|The Chilli Man|