Roar Emotion, a 5-year-old multiple grade II winning daughter of Roar
, was purchased by Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Mares for $2.4 million to top the early portion of Monday's session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Accompanied by adviser John Moynihan, Jackson outbid B. Wayne Hughes for the mare who was believed to be in foal to A.P. Indy
"She is almost perfect in conformation," Jackson said. "Roar is one of Forty Niner's best sons. He is not that appreciated in Kentucky, but he is very well appreciated in California and Argentina."
Roar Emotion won the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) and Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) during a career in which she earned $635,912.
She was one of four offerings that brought final bids in excess of seven figures during the first three hours of Monday's session.
Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm was one of the most active buyers early in the session, going to $2 million to acquire Saudi Poetry, a Storm cat
mare consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, and paying $1,250,000 for New Dice, a Capote mare consigned by Lane's End.Top PricesPrice -- Hip No. -- Description -- Consignor -- Buyer
$2,400,000 -- 98 -- Roar Emotion, dark bay/brown mare, Roar
-Emotional Outburst -- Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency -- Stonestreet Mares
$2,000,000 -- 106 -- Saudi Poetry, chestnut mare, by Storm Cat
-Gone to Venus -- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent--Courtlandt Farm-
$1,250,000 -- 60 -- New Dice, bay mare by Capote-Get Lucky -- Lane's End, agent -- Courtlandt Farm
$1,050,000 -- 37 -- Lucky, bay mare by Sadler's Wells-Zummerudd -- Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent--Mead Goodbody Ltd.