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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Colts Command Attention on Monday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (November 10, 2008) – Weanling colts by young sires captured the top prices at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale on Monday, where a colt by Tapit sold for $250,000 to Ben Glass, agent.

Consigned by Elm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay), agent, the colt is out of the Green Dancer mare Rumba Punch, and is a half-brother to stakes winner Lyin’ Heart.


Colts from the first crops of sires Borrego, Sharp Humor and Afleet Alex were among the session’s highest prices.

Blue Sky Stables paid the day’s second-highest price of $175,000 for a colt by Borrego out of stakes-placed Wishful Legacy. The colt was consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services Inc. (J. Stuart), agent for Mueller Farms Inc. A colt by Sharp Humor out of the Clever Trick mare Richwood Girl was purchased by Black Hawk Bloodstock for $160,000 from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.

Colts by Tiznow and Afleet Alex sold for $150,000 and $140,000, respectively. Woodland Farm bought the Tiznow colt out of the Saint Ballado mare Zadkiel from consignor Eaton Sales, agent. The Afleet Alex colt out of Swift Princess, by Meadowlake, went to Diagonal Bloodstock. He was consigned by Hidden Brook, agent.

Gross receipts for Monday totaled $5,579,600, down 50.5 percent from the $11,270,200 posted last year. The session average of $29,060 was down 37.1 percent from $46,189 recorded in 2007, while the median of 22,000 decreased 38.9 percent from last year’s $36,000. A total of 192 horses were sold versus 244 in 2007.

Through session eight, Keeneland has sold 1,589 horses for gross sales of $167,899,300, down 46.5 percent from $313,574,100 for 1,873 horses in 2007. The average of $105,663 decreased 36.9 percent from $167,418, while the median of $50,000 was down 33.3 percent from last year’s $75,000.

Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale continues through Monday, November 17. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. daily.


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