Roan Inish, winner of the Woodbine Oaks, sells in foal to Arch for a session-topping $500,000

Roan Inish, winner of the Woodbine Oaks, sells in foal to Arch for a session-topping $500,000

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January Sale Day 2 Sees Gains

Average, median climb; $500,000 session topper

Keeneland ended Book 1 of its January mixed sale Tuesday with gains in average and median. The $500,000 session-topper: stakes-winner Roan Inish, in foal to Arch, was bought by Evelyn Benoit's Star Guitar Inc. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, she was one of four horses to bring $400,000 or more on the day.

The session sold 193 horses for $13,020,400, down 14.3% on last year's $15,191,200 for 248 horses. But average climbed 10.1%, from $61,255 to $67,463, and median gained 16.7%, from $30,000 to $35,000. Buy-backs rose slightly, from 25.5% last year to 26.1%.

The first two sessions have sold 375 horses for $26,651,600, down 4.1% from 2015's total for 452 horses. But the two-day average of $71,071 is up 15.6%, and the $35,000 median is 16.7% ahead. Cumulative buy-backs stand at 29.5%, similar to 29.2% last season.


 

Keeneland 2016 January Horses of All Ages Sale, Day 2

Top Hips

Hip Sex, Sire–Dam Sale Price
578 Roan Inish
m, 9, Elusive Quality–Inish Glora
Covering Sire: Arch
Buyer: Star Guitar
Consignor: Mill Ridge Sales
$500,000
653 Veracity
m, 5, Distorted Humor–Yell
Buyer: Mike Ryan, agent for Fifth Avenue Bloodstock
Consignor: Buck Pond Farm, agent for Preston Madden
$460,000
387 Conquest Harlanate
f, 4, Harlan's Holiday–Allison's Pride
Buyer: Polo Green Stable, agent for Shimokobe Farm
Consignor: Lane's End
$450,000
522 Mother Ruth
m, 10, Speightstown–Seven Four Seven
Covering Sire: Will Take Charge
Buyer: Dominic Brennan, agent for Highland Yard
Consignor: Lane's End
$420,000
624 Team
m, 8, Empire Maker–Quick Dream
Covering Sire: Malibu Moon
Buyer: Three Chimneys, agent for Repole Stables
Consignor: James B. Keogh
$300,000
460 Is It Safe
m, 9, Yes It's True–Ava Knowsthecode
Covering Sire: Hard Spun
Buyer: Candy Meadows
Consignor: Mill Ridge Sales
$275,000
461 c, ylg, Uncle Mo–It's Spooky
Buyer: Steven W. Young
Consignor: Warrendale Sales
$250,000
491 Lunar Surge
m, 6, Malibu Moon–Zoey Power
Buyer: Calumet Farm
Consignor: Hidden Brook
$245,000
423 Flying Train
m, 8, Empire Maker–Flying Glitter
Covering Sire: Street Sense
Buyer: Three Chimneys, agent for Repole Stables
Consignor: Ashview Farm
$230,000
633 c, ylg, Ghostzapper–Tizahit
Buyer: Steven W. Young
Consignor: Lane's End
$230,000