Thursday's session of the Keeneland January sale grosses $3.2 millon

Thursday's session of the Keeneland January sale grosses $3.2 millon

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Average, Median Dip at Keeneland

Fourth of five sessions sees declines from '15

The 2016 Keeneland January mixed sale's fourth of five sessions concluded Thursday with its first declines in average and median.

Thursday's session grossed $3,204,000 for 248 horses, down 6.7% from 2015's total for 254 horses. The $12,919 average and $7,250 median fell by 4.4% and 3.3%, respectively, from last year's final session but the relatively low buy-back rate of 15.4%down from last year's 20.1%suggests sellers were realistic in the market and moving stock when they could.

Through Jan. 14 and with one more session to go, the auction has sold 843 horses for $33,672,900. The $39,944 average continues to run ahead, by 7.3%, but the $15,000 median is off 6.3%.

Cumulative RNAs are at 24.2%, down from 25.2%.

Tom Bachman bought the session-topper, $102,000 Prom Time, a 6-year-old Tale of the Cat  winner who was not in foal at the time of her sale. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned. The day's other six-figure horse was Hidden Brook's $100,000 Super Saver Silver Sands yearling colt purchased by Calumet Farm.


Keeneland 2016 January Horses of All Ages Sale, Day 4

Top Broodmares or Broodmare Prospects

Hip Sex, Sire–Dam Sale Price
1271 Prom Time
m, 10, Tale of the Cat–Promenade Colony
Buyer: Tom Bachman
Consignor: Eaton Sales, agent for Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Bender
1152 f, 3, Uncle Mo–Fortyniner Fever
Buyer: Bayern Partnership
Consignor: Paramount Sales
1377 Aimone
f, 4, Lemon Drop Kid–Silken Sash (IRE)
Buyer: Solis/Litt
Consignor: Eaton Sales
1385 Appeal to the Win
f, 4, Successful Appeal–Grand Breeze
Buyer: Wombat Bloodstock
Consignor: Paramount Sales
1092 Casablanca Babe
m, 13, Horse Chestnut (SAF)–Fortuesque
Covering Sire: Bodemeister
Buyer: McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds
Consignor: Hidden Brook
1303 Secret Code
m, 6, Smart Strike–Shag
Covering Sire: Noble Mission (GB)
Buyer: Stud Y Haras Dona Icha
Consignor: Lane's End
1369 Whirl
m, 4, Curlin–Shag
Covering Sire: Morning Line
Buyer: Evergreen Thoroughbreds
Consignor: Lane's End
1273 Quick Shot
m, 8, Smart Strike–Passing Shot
Covering Sire: Discreetly Mine
Buyer: Roderick Wachman, agent for Slam Dunk Racing
Consignor: Lane's End
1301 Saturday Suprise
m, 6, Any Given Saturday–Carolina Sunrise
Covering Sire: Flat Out
Buyer: Ben Glass
Consignor: Ashview Farm
1279 Real Strike
f, 4, Smart Strike–Officiate
Buyer: Atreides Partnership
Consignor: Woodford Thoroughbreds