Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during the 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 17.
With the purchase, Zawitz was the session's leading buyer.
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 2,309 horses for $201,334,600 for a 5.78% decline compared to the first 11 sessions of last year's sale when 2,382 horses brought $213,684,200. The average of $87,196 is just below last year's $89,708, while the median of $35,000 rose 9.38% from last year's $32,000.
On Friday, Keeneland sold 112 horses for $714,000, down 63.87% from the same session in 2016 when 211 horses grossed $1,976,200. The average of $6,375 was 31.93% below last year's $9,366. The median of $3,500 decreased 30% compared to $5,000 last year.
Grand Oaks paid the day's second-highest price of $45,000 for Renown, a 4-year-old daughter of Street Cry (IRE) in foal to Morning Line . Out of the stakes-placed Storm Cat mare Miss Kate, Renown is a half sister to stakes winners Raconteur, Outplay, and Katerbug, and from the family of grade 1 winners Dream Deal, Crème Fraiche, Clear Mandate, and grade 1-winning stallion Strong Mandate . She was consigned by Lane's End.
Select Sales was the session's leading consignor with sales of $142,800 for 22 horses.
The Keeneland November sale concludes Nov. 18, with the session beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.