Anne M. Eberhardt

Missvinski Brings $400,000 at Keeneland

Missvinski, a Nureyev granddaughter, was a French stakes winner at 2 and 3

French stakes winner and group I-placed Missvinski attracted a final bid of $400,000 to headline the Jan. 14 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Consigned by Michael C. Byrne, agent, Missvinski is a 6-year-old mare by Stravinsky out of Miss U Fran, by Brocco. At 2, Missvinski won the Prix Zeddaan. At 3, she took the Prix Ronde de Nuit and recorded second-place finishes in the Prix d’Astarte (Fr-I) and the Prix de la Grotte (Fr-III). Aisling Duignan, agent, signed the ticket for Missvinski, who sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Gross receipts on Thursday totaled $2,245,300, down 34.78% from $3,442,600 in 2009. The session average of $11,283 decreased 21.67% from last year’s $14,404, while the median of $5,000 was down 37.5% from $8,000. A total of 199 horses were sold compared to 239 in 2009.

Following four days of selling, gross sales total $22,799,200, down 21.32% from $28,978,000 in 2009. Average was down 15.06% from $32,892 to $27,940. The median of $10,000 decreased 33.33% from $15,000 recorded last year.

For complete results from this sale, including Hip-by-Hips and cumulative sale results, click here.

Raut LLC paid $55,000 for Close Alliance, a 4-year-old Gone West colt sold as a racing or stallion prospect by Mill Ridge Sales, agent. Out of the A.P. Indy mare Shoogle, Close Alliance is from the family of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Coastal and champion Slew o’ Gold. Sentebale, a 5-year-old mare by Vindication, and a yearling colt by Master Command, brought the day’s third-highest price of $50,000 each.

Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock bought Sentebale, a half-sister to Hirsch Jacobs Stakes (gr. III) winner Everyday Heroes. She was consigned as a broodmare prospect by Gainesway, agent.

A yearling colt from the first crop of Master Command was purchased by Glencrest Farm. Consigned by Mulholland Springs, the colt is out of the Wavering Monarch mare Wavering Wind.

The sale concludes Jan. 15.