Joseph DiOrio

Keeneland Sale Continues to Show Strength

The sale topper on the sale's fifth day was a weanling Quiet American filly.

The strong pace continued into the fifth day of selling at Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale, resulting in solid gains and the sale of a weanling filly by Quiet American for $510,000.

Keeneland sold 274 horses on Friday for $13,017,000, a 25.7% increase from a year ago when 277 horses brought $10,349,100. The session average of $47,507 was up 27.1% from $37,361 in 2010, while the median increased 18.5% from $27,000 to $32,000.

Cumulatively, 1,073 horses have been sold for $180,311,200, up 51.8% from $118,752,100 for 1,120 horses in 2010. The average rose 58.4% from $106,029 to $168,044. The median of $77,000 is up 28.3% from last year’s $60,000.

Brad Kelley’s Bluegrass Hall, the day’s leading buyer, purchased the top-priced Quiet American filly from the complete dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm. Lane’s End, agent, served as consignor. Out of the Lyphard mare Misty Dancer, the filly is a full sister to Quiet Dance, dam of Horse of the Year Saint Liam and stakes winners Congressionalhonor, Quiet Giant, and Dance Quietly

Kinsey, a 4-year-old mare by Delaware Township, sold in foal to Arch, brought the session’s second-highest price of $260,000, paid by JMC Bloodstock, agent for Redmon Farm. Consigned by Nursery Place, agent, the filly is a full sister to grade III stakes winner Electrify and a half-sister to stakes winner Cream Only.

The November sale continues through Thursday, Nov. 17. Sessions begin daily at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at