The weanling market continued to provide whatever spark the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was able to muster Nov. 12, the 10th day of the 15-session event.
An Indian Charlie weanling colt out of Willa Time, by Gilded Time, brought the day’s highest price of $110,000 when Shannon Run Stables bought the colt out of the Eaton Sales, agent, consignment.
The weanling’s third dam, Willamae, a stakes winner herself, has produced Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Will’s Way and Ashland Stakes (gr. I) victor Willa on the Move.
A Tapit weanling colt provided the second-highest price on the day when Whitechurch went to $77,000 to purchase the colt, who is out of the Wolf Power mare Miss Pine Top Az., a stakes-placed winner. Miss Pine Top Az. also produced the graded stakes winner Savorthetime. The colt was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Highland Oaks Farm.
The session’s third-highest price of $65,000 was paid by Tom Gentry, agent, for a filly by Congaree out of Irish group victor St. Clair Ridge, by Indian Ridge. She was consigned by Eaton Sales.
For the Nov. 12 session, $2,580,500 changed hands, down 59% from the $6,295,500 that was spent a year ago. The average on the day was $14,497, a 38.7% slip from $23,667 in 2007. The median fell 31.4% from $17,500 to $12,000. The day saw 178 sold, compared to 266 a year ago.
After 10 days, 1,999 horses have been sold at Keeneland for a gross of $175,875,300, down 46.4% from $328,069,900 in 2007, when 2,407 had been sold. The cumulative average fell 35.4% from $136,298 to $87,982. The median tumbled from $55,000 to $38,000, a drop of 30.9%.