Indicators Up as Keeneland Ends First Week

(from Keeneland report)
Keeneland's 14-day November Breeding Stock Sale rolled through Sunday's halfway point with gross sales, average and median prices all up over a year ago.

Through Sunday's seventh session, Keeneland had sold 1,664 horses for $280,628,700. The average is $168,647 and the median is $87,000, increases of 3.4% and 16%, respectively, from 2005.

After seven sessions last year, 1,632 horses had been sold for $266,211,700, for an average of $163,120 and a median of $75,000.

"There's still a strong international presence and foals continue to sell well, particularly those by first crop sires," said Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's director of sales.

A 4-year-old racing or broodmare prospect, Eyes On Eddy, brought the top price of the session. Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC paid $400,000 for the stakes winner of more than $300,000.

John J. Greely III's Wintergreen Farm sold Eyes On Eddy, a bay filly by Touch Gold out of Oedy's Appeal, by Valid Appeal. She won five races during her racing career and placed in two graded stakes.

During Sunday's session, 257 horses brought $11,579,200, an average of $45,055 and a median of $35,000. During the comparable session last year, 243 horses sold for $8,371,800, an average of $34,452 and a median of $25,000.

The November Breeding Stock Sale continues through Nov. 19.