Pastilla, a 3-year-old filly by Pulpit, sold for $190,000 to James Ryan to top the Nov. 12 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Out of the stakes-winning Kris S. mare Paiota Falls, Pastilla is from the family of Canadian Horse of the Year and broodmare of the year Dance Smartly. The filly's third dam is Canadian champion Classy 'n Smart, who is a half sister to champions Sky Classic, Regal Classic, and Grey Classic. She was bred in Kentucky by Wertheimer & Frere and consigned as a broodmare prospect by Hagyard Farm as agent.
The day's top-selling weanling was a $70,000 chestnut colt by Tiz Wonderful out of the El Corredor mare Coffee. The colt, bred by Meg Buckley and Tom Ryan, was sold by Threave Main Stud, as agent, to WEF Stable.
Keeneland November's seventh session sold 271 horses for $5,584,700. The horses averaged $20,608 and had a median of $17,000. During the comparable session of 2011, 284 horses grossed $6,892,600, for an average of $24,270 and a $15,500 median.
Cumulative results to date show 1,473 horses have been sold for $130,171,600 compared with a year ago at this point when 1,628 horses were sold for $196,056,500. Last year's sale, however, included two premier dispersals from the estate of Edward P. Evans' Spring Hill Farm and Saud bin Khaled's Palides Investments. The Evans dispersal sold 166 horses for $55,340,500, while Palides' consignment sold 30 horses for $16,939,000.
When the 2011 dispersal horses through session seven (including four stallion shares sold through the Evans dispersal) are excluded from the 2011 cumulative numbers, 1,473 horses have been sold for $130,171,600, an increase of 5.10% from 2011 when 1,446 horses brought $123,850,500. Average price of $88,372 is up 3.18% from $85,650 last year, while the median of $40,000 remains unchanged.