Keeneland Sale Off to Solid Start

Four mares each brought final bids in excess of seven figures and an A.P. Indy weanling colt was sold for $800,000 as the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale began on a solid note Sunday.

Alex Scrope purchased session-topper Electric Society for $1.35 million for Gerald Leigh, who bred and co-owned 1994 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) winner Barathea. Electric Society, a 9-year-old Law Society mare, is in foal to Deputy Minister and has produced three colts, none of whom have raced. On the track, Electric Society won the Diana (gr. II), New York (gr. II), and The Very One (gr. III) Handicaps and earned $371,741. Electric Society was consigned by Walnut Green as agent for Morven Stud.

Earlier in the session, Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm paid $1.3 million for Solar Slew, the dam of two-time Horse of the Year Cigar and Puerto Rican champion filly Mulca. An 18-year-old daughter of Seattle Slew, Solar Slew is in foal to Deputy Minister. Consigned by Narvick International, agent for the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust, Solar Slew was bought by Seitz on behalf of himself and a group of breeders.

Gerald Ford's Diamond A. paid $1.1 million for Adel, a 5-year-old mare in foal to A.P. Indy. Also consigned by Narvick on behalf of the Paulson estate, Adel is a stakes-winning daughter of Strawberry Road.

The A.P. Indy colt, produced from the Storm Bird mare Windmill Point on Jan. 30 of this year, was purchased by Kentucky Properties LLC from the complete dispersal of Morven Stud, with the Jones brothers Walnut Green acting as agent.

The Sunday session was devoted to dispersals. The sale in Lexington, Ky. continues Monday at 10:00 a.m.