Anne M. Eberhardt

Medaglia d'Oro Colt Paces Keeneland Sale

Declines continued as Stockplace paid the highest price of $290,000 on Nov. 8.

(From a Keeneland release)

Stockplace paid the highest price of $290,000 Nov. 8 for a colt by Medaglia d'Oro during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Out of the Affirmed mare Vanity Flair, the colt is from the family of stakes winners Music Maestro, Circulating, and La Grande Mamma.

Demand for quality foals continued at the sale for a second day, with weanling colts accounting for seven of the session’s top 10 prices. There were steep declines in the major categories once more, however.

A weanling colt by Tiznow  out of the Hennessy mare Starboard Stinger brought $285,000 from Ben Glass, as agent.

Both top-selling colts were consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

Keeneland sold 203 horses on Nov. 8 for gross receipts of $10,835,200, down 36.4% from the comparable session in 2007 when 251 horses brought $17,038,200. Average price was down 21.4% to $53,375 versus $67,881 last year. The median of $42,000 was down 20.8% from $53,000 in 2007. The 93 horses that did not sell represented 31.4% of the total through the ring.

Through day six of the 15-day sale, Keeneland has sold a total of 1,157 horses for $154,902,200, down 46.3% from last year’s $288,484,700. The average of $133,883 decreased 36.3% from $210,266 in 2007. The median of $70,000 was down 30% from $100,000 in 2007.

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

Rich Fantasy, in foal to Street Sense , was the session’s highest-priced broodmare, selling to Frank Stronach for $260,000. The 5-year-old mare, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, is by Richter Scale out of Canadian stakes winner Fantasy of Caro, by Caros Love.

Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale continues through Nov. 17. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. EST daily.