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Saturday, November 15, 2008


Sky Mesa Colt Tops at Keeneland on Friday


Lexington, KY (November 14, 2008) – A weanling colt by Sky Mesa sold for $77,000 during the Friday session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Goldmine Investments purchased the colt, out of the Mr. Greeley mare Princess Falina and from the family of champion mare Cascapedia and Australian graded stakes winner Republic Lass. He was consigned by Margaux Farm LLC, agent.


Buck Aspen, in foal to Silent Name (JPN), brought the day’s second-highest price of $65,000 from Horse France. Consigned by Hagyard Farm, agent, the nine-year-old mare is by Seeking the Gold out of Only Seule, by Lyphard.

Keeneland sold 209 horses on Friday for gross receipts of $2,517,000, down 36 percent from 2007 when 230 horses brought $3,935,400. The average of $12,043 decreased 29.6 percent from last year’s $17,110, while the median of $8,500 was down 24.4 percent from $11,250 in 2007.

Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 2,438 horses for $181,386,000, down 46.1 percent from the corresponding period last year when 2,896 horses brought $336,627,500. The average of $74,400 represents a 36 percent decrease from $116,239 in 2007. The median was down 37.8 percent from $45,000 in 2007 to $28,000 this year.

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


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