Edited Keeneland report
Young fillies and mares, sold as racing and broodmare prospects, headlined the Nov. 16 session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale.
Topping the session was stakes winner Champagne Eyes, purchased for $95,000 by Justin Richardson. By Flatter out of the Sensitive Prince mare Corking, Champagne Eyes is from the family of graded stakes winner Miss Huntington. She was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
Bluewater Sales also consigned the day’s second-highest priced horse, Cocktail Attire, who brought a final bid of $90,000 from Luis Seglin, agent. A stakes-winning 4-year-old filly by Distorted Humor , Cocktail Attire is from the family of graded stakes winners Kane Hekili, Lord Robyn, and Da Devil.
Gross receipts for Nov. 16 totaled $6,039,700, down 18.57% from the $7,417,500 posted last year. The session average of $23,230 decreased 24.84% from $30,906 recorded in 2008, while the median of $20,000 was down 20% from last year’s $25,000. A total of 260 horses were sold versus 240 in 2008.
Through seven days of the 13-day sale, 1,545 horses have been sold for gross sales of $145,456,800, down 10.39% from $162,319,700 for 1,397 horses in 2008. The average of $94,147 decreased 18.97% from $116,192, while the median of $45,000 was down 25% from last year’s $60,000.
Herman Sarkowsky and Martin Wygod paid $87,000, the session’s third-highest price, for Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) winner Kumari Continent, in foal to Broken Vow. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal, Kumari Continent is a 12-year-old mare by Kris S. and a half-sister to La Habra Stakes (gr. III) winner Passion.
The November Sale continues through Nov. 22; sessions begin daily at 10 a.m. The entire sale is streamed live at www.keeneland.com.