Tale of the Cat Filly Tops Keeneland Session

Oklahoman John C. Oxley paid $975,000 for a Tale of the Cat weanling filly to top Friday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The half-sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Point Given was consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent for Ironwood Farm.

The filly is from the first crop sired by Tale of the Cat, a son of Storm Cat who won five races and earned $360,900 during an abbreviated racing career. He stands at Ashford Stud.

Ben P. Walden, Jr. paid the session's second highest price of $220,000 for Singin Up A Storm, an 8-year-old broodmare who is pregnant to Boston Harbor. Parrish Hill Farm sold the mare, a daughter of Storm Cat -- Lyrical Princess who has produced $290,420 stakes winner Max's Pal.

During Friday's session, Keeneland sold 251 horses for $15,797,000. The average was $62,936 and the median was $42,000. Through six days of the 14-day auction, 1,336 horses have been sold for $262,349,800, an average of $196,370.