Anne M. Eberhardt

Keeneland Numbers Decline Once Again

The Jan. 16 session was more of the same

(From Keeneland)

White Prince, a white yearling colt by Devil His Due, attracted a final bid of $60,000 to top the Jan. 16 session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, as gross numbers plummeted for the fifth consecutive day.
Consigned by Hopewell Farm LLC, as agent for Patchen Wilkes Farm, the White Prince is out of Patchen Beauty, by Hatchet Man. He was purchased by Florida-based pinhooker Christy Whitman. Read more about the sale topper here.
Salman Rashid paid the day’s second-highest price of $57,000 for a yearling colt by Five Star Day out of the Pleasant Colony mare Minicolony. The colt, consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent, is a half-brother stakes-placed Sea Pines and Suzy Smart.
Keeneland sold 244 horses for gross receipts of $2,050,200 Jan. 16, down 45.6% from 2008 when 239 horses brought $3,766,400. The average of $8,402 decreased 46.7% from last year’s figure of $15,759, while the median of $4,500 was down 47.1% from $8,500 in 2008.   
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 1,125 horses for $31,028,200, down 53.5% from the corresponding period last year when 1,145 horses brought $66,678,700. The average of $27,581 represents a 52.6% decrease from $58,235 in 2008. The median was down 58.3% from $24,000 in 2008 to $10,000 this year.
Jade Dreamer, a 5-year-old mare by Jade Hunter, brought $50,000 from Vin Cox Bloodstock. Out of the Nijinsky II mare Sky Ninski, Jade Dreamer is a full sister to stakes winner Vinista, dam of Discovery Handicap (gr. III) winner Roman Dynasty. She was consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
The January sale concludes Jan. 17; the session begins at 10 a.m. The entire sale is streamed live at 
For complete results from this sale, including Hip-by-Hips and cumulative sale results, click here.