Anne M. Eberhardt

One Lot Hits Six Figures at Keeneland

Mare in foal to Bernstein hammered down for $100,000.

A young mare by Gold Legend, in foal to Bernstein, was the only lot to bring six figures Nov. 13, another session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that saw a significant decline in business.

The 5-year-old mare Quick Command, who earned $37,670 on the racetrack, was consigned by Belvedere Farm as agent. She produced her first foal this year, a colt by Touch Gold, and was sold in foal to Bernsteinon a late April cover.

Quick Command was purchased for $100,000 by E-Stable. The mare’s dam is the stakes-placed Alydar mare Jet Route and her second dam is English champion and champion producer Katies.

During the session, the sale company reported 230 horses sold for $2,993,700, an average of $13,016, and a median of $10,000. Those figures are down 35.2%, 27.1%, and 28.6% from the corresponding session a year ago, when 259 hips were sold for $4,622,200, an average of $17,846, and a median of $14,000.

So far during the November sale, the gross is down 46.2%, from $332,692,100 to $178,869,000. The average has declined 35.7%, from $124,791 to $80,246, and the median has dropped 38%, from $50,000 to $31,000.

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

During the Nov. 13 session, two lots brought the second-highest price of $70,000. Just a few hips apart, Hill ‘n’ Dale Bloodstock paid that price for a weanling filly by Congrats—Saramy consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent. Carlos Moore, agent gave the same amount for the mare Seedling who is carrying her first foal by War Front. Seedling was sold by Claiborne Farm, agent.