Sunday, September 14, 2008
Medaglia d’Oro Colt Brings $500,000 on Saturday at Keeneland
Zayat Stables paid $500,000 for a colt by Medaglia d’Oro to top Saturday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, the colt is out of the unraced Clever Trick mare Game Trick, and from the family of champion sprinter and sire Langfuhr.
On Saturday, Keeneland sold 280 horses for gross receipts of $30,677,000, down 4.1 percent from 2007 when 267 horses brought $31,980,700. The average of $109,561 was down 8.5 percent from last year’s $119,778, while the median of $90,000 was down 10 percent compared to $100,000 in 2007.
Through day five of the 15-day sale, Keeneland has sold 1,117 horses for $235,375,700, down 14.5 percent from last year’s $275,271,200. The average of $210,721 is down 14.2 percent from the $245,559 at this point in the sale a year ago, while the median of $150,000 is down 6.3 percent from $160,000 in 2007.
A colt by Maria’s Mon brought the day’s second-highest price of $390,000 from RBTS for Sequoia Racing. Consigned by Gainesway, agent, the colt is out of the Lost Soldier mare She Nuit All, a half-sister to the multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning filly Octave.
Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continues through Tuesday, September 23. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. daily.
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