M & M Racing Buys Menifee Colt at Keeneland

(From Keeneland Release)
M & M Racing paid a top price of $120,000 for a colt from the first crop of Menifee during Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

Highclere Sales, as agent, sold the bay colt by Menifee out of unraced Moon Gem, by Kris S. Menifee won the Haskell Invitational and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (both gr. I) and earned $1.7 million during his racing career.

Centerville Stable bought a bay colt by Souvenir Copy for $110,000, second high price of the session. Craig Bandoroff's Denali Stud, as agent, consigned the colt out of Pristine Princess, by Alydar.

Keeneland sold 286 horses for $6,304,600 during Wednesday's session, an average of $22,044 and a median of $15,000. During the corresponding session last year, 259 horses brought $5,164,800, an average of $19,941 and a median of $14,000.

With three days remaining in the 12-day auction, 2,287 horses have been sold for $202,984,100, an average of $88,756 and a median of $42,000. At this point in the sale a year ago, 2,136 horses had been sold for $246,282,500, an average of $115,301 and a median of $45,000.

The sale continues through Saturday.

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