Ermine, winner of the 2007 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), sold for $1.3 million early during the Nov. 3 opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington. Shunsuke Yoshida signed the sale ticket, acting on behalf of his father, Katsumi Yoshida, who owns Northern Farm in Japan.
Shunsuke Yoshida described Ermine as “awesome,” adding that he paid less than he thought he would for the 5-year-old daughter of Exchange Rateout of the 15-year-old winning Thirty Six Red mare Red Mischief.
Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Ermine is in foal to A.P. Indy.