Anne M. Eberhardt

Tiznow Colt Tops Keeneland's Saturday Session

The average of $42,004 decreased 24.44% from last years comparable session.

(Keeneland release)

A weanling colt by Tiznow  brought $265,000 to top the Saturday session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale.

A Delaware Corp. representative signed the ticket for the colt, who was consigned by Bluewater Sales LLC, agent. Out of the unraced A.P. Indy mare Storm Front, the colt is from the family of Canadian champion Wavering Girl and graded stakes winners Parade Ground, Speed Dialer, and Tricky Creek.

On Saturday, Keeneland sold 258 horses for gross receipts of $10,837,000, down 15.24% from 2008 when 230 horses brought $12,786,000. The average of $42,004 decreased 24.44% from last year’s $55,591, while the median of $32,000 was down 28.89% from $45,000 in 2008. The not sold rate decreased 40.24%.

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

“Trading went very well today; the clearance rate was especially impressive,” said Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell. “By selling their horses without reserve, Overbrook Farm helped establish the market. They deserve much credit for putting confidence back in the market.”

Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 1,049 horses for $129,721,200, down 9.96% from the corresponding period last year when 954 horses brought $144,067,000. The average of $123,662 represents an 18.11% decrease from $151,014 in 2008. The median was down 10.83% from $78,500 in 2008 to $70,000 this year.

BBA Ireland purchased the second- and third-highest priced horses on Saturday, paying $210,000 for English stakes winner Wagtail and $200,000 for P.S.U. Grad, sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Wagtail, a 6-year-old daughter of Cape Cross out of the Suave Dancer mare Dancing Feather, was sold in foal to Sky Mesa . She was consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.

The stakes-winning P.S.U. Grad is a 4-year-old filly by Harlan's Holiday out of Lo Cal Bread, by Native Prospector. Consigned by Bluewater Sales LLC, agent, she is from the family of multiple graded stakes winner Richter Scale.