Bullish Market Continues at Keeneland Sale
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 11/13/2011 6:47:36 PM
Last Updated: 11/14/2011 6:43:07 PM
Keeneland November Sale.
The strong pace continued at Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale Nov. 13, highlighted by the $190,000 paid by Castleton Lyons for Sanadaat, a 3-year-old filly by Unbridled's Song.
Consigned by Shadwell Farm, agent as a racing or broodmare prospect, Sanadaat finished second in her career debut at Gulfstream Park in March, but has not raced since then. Out of the graded stakes-winning Mt. Livermore mare Lindsay Frolic, Sanadaat is a half-sister to multiple stakes winners Super Frolic and Stormy Frolic.
Keeneland sold 284 horses on Sunday for $6,892,600, an increase of 42.2% over 2010 when 279 horses brought $4,845,000. Average price for the day of $24,270 rose 39.7% over last year’s average of $17,366. The median of $15,500 was up 29.1% over the $12,000 posted in 2010.
With four days of the 11-day sale remaining, Keeneland has sold 1,628 horses for $196,056,500, up 48.1% from last year’s gross of $132,349,800 for 1,664 horses. Average price of $120,428 increased 51.4% from $79,537 in 2010. Median price continued to hold strong, increasing 31.4% to $46,000.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey purchased Shaaraat, a 3-year-old filly by Distorted Humor , for $150,000, the session’s second-highest price. Consigned by Shadwell Farm, agent, Shaaraat is out of English stakes winner Nafisah and a half-sister to group III victor Snaafy. She was sold as racing or broodmare prospect.
The November Sale continues through Nov. 17. Sessions begin daily at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.
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