Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yearlings Headline Thursday at Keeneland January Sale

Lexington, KY (January 15, 2009) – Yearlings dominated the Thursday session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, led by a Street Cry (IRE) filly who sold for $125,000.

Front Range Farm purchased the filly, who is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Dash of Humor. She was consigned by Tom Evans’ Trackside Farm, agent.

A colt by Broken Vow out of Interborough Handicap (G3) winner Go Again Valid brought the second-highest price of $92,000 from Sugar Valley Farm. The colt was consigned by John Stuart’s Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, Inc., agent.

Gross receipts for Thursday’s session totaled $3,442,600, down 48.8 percent from the $6,725,800 posted last year. The session average of $14,404 was down 48.8 percent from $28,141 recorded in 2008, while the median of $8,000 decreased 60 percent from last year’s $20,000. A total of 239 horses were sold both today and in 2008.

Following four days of selling, gross sales totaled $28,978,000, down 53.9 percent from $62,912,300 in 2008. Average was down 52.6 percent from $69,440 to $32,892. The median of $15,000 decreased 50 percent from $30,000 recorded last year.

Eamon Cleary paid the day’s highest price for a broodmare, bidding $75,000 for My Red Porsche, in foal to Istan. The six-year-old Mt. Livermore mare is a half-sister to stakes winner My White Corvette, dam of 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Stardom Bound. She was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

The January Sale continues through Saturday; sessions begin daily at 10 a.m. The entire sale is streamed live at

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