Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable went to $485,000 to acquire a Mr. Greeley--Star of Paris (by Dayjur) filly as the top price paid during Monday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Consigned by Three Chimneys, the filly was produced from an unraced half-sister to Laurel Futurity (gr. III) winner Millions and is a three-quarter sister to European group I winner Elusive City. Third dam Cult (by Dr. Fager) produced multiple grade I winner Coup de Fusil.
John Forbes, of Homdel, New Jersey, bought a colt by Scatmandu out of Image ofa Princess for $210,000, second high price of the session. Beth Bayer, as agent, sold the colt, who has been named Scatman Royal. He is from the first crop of Scatmandu, a son of Storm Cat and a stakes winner of $330,789 during his racing career.
During Monday's session, Keeneland sold 276 horses for $10,528,400, an average of $38,146 and a median of $30,000. At the corresponding session a year ago, 252 horses sold for $9,231,500, an average of $36,633 and a median of $25,000.
Through seven days of the 12-day auction, 1,710 horses have been sold for $188,801,100, an average of $110,410 and a median of $60,000. At this point in the sale last year, 1,610 horses had been sold for $234,127,500. The average was $145,421 and the median was $62,000.
The sale in Lexington, Ky. continues through Saturday.Complete results from Keeneland