Friday, November 14 2008
Quick Command Sells for $100,000 on Thursday at Keeneland
Lexington, KY (November 13, 2008) – Quick Command, in foal to Bernstein, brought a final bid of $100,000 to highlight Thursday’s session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.
The five-year-old Gold Legend mare is from the family of European champion Katies (IRE). She was purchased by E-Stable and consigned by Belvedere Farm Inc. (Marty Takacs), agent.
Wednesday, November 12 2008
Weanling Colt by Indian Charlie Tops Wednesday Session at Keeneland
Lexington, KY (November 12, 2008) – The weanling market remained strong at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, where colts by Indian Charlie and Tapit accounted for the highest prices on Wednesday.
Shannon Run Stables paid the day’s top price of $110,000 for the Indian Charlie colt from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent. Out of Willa Time, by Gilded Time, the colt is from the family of Travers Stakes (G1) winner Will’s Way and Ashland Stakes (G1) winner Willa On the Move.
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.
Half-Sister to Hystericalady Brings $450,000 At Keeneland on Tuesday
Lexington, KY (November 11, 2008) – Concern Nacca, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Hystericalady, brought a top bid of $450,000 at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale on Tuesday.
Tasuku Tsuji purchased the eight-year-old daughter of Concern, in foal to Horse of the Year Invasor (ARG). She was consigned by Niknar Farm LLC, agent.
WinStar Racing, agent, was the day’s leading consignor, selling 19 horses for $1,208,000, including five of the session’s highest prices.
Monday, November 10 2008
Walklikeanegyptian (IRE) Tops Sunday Session At $220,000
Lexington, Ky. (November 9, 2008)—A 5-year-old broodmare, who is pregnant to Perfect Soul (IRE), brought a top price of $220,000 during Sunday’s session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.
Arch Bloodstock LLC bought Walklikeanegyptian (IRE), a graded stakes- placed winner of $93,241, from Glen Hill Farm. Walklikeanegyptian is by Danehill out of Ahdaab and a half-sister to stakes winner Callwood Dancer (IRE).
Sunday, November 09 2008
Medaglia d’Oro Colt Brings $290,000 On Saturday at Keeneland
Lexington, KY (November 8, 2008) – Demand for quality foals continued on Saturday at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, where weanling colts accounted for seven of the session’s top 10 prices.
Stockplace paid the day’s highest price of $290,000 for a colt by Medaglia d’Oro. Out of the Affirmed mare Vanity Flair, the colt is from the family of stakes winners Music Maestro, Circulating and La Grande Mamma.
Saturday, November 08 2008
Weanlings Headline Friday Session of Keeneland November Sale
Lexington, KY (November 7, 2008) – Weanling colts – led by a son of Giant’s Causeway which sold for $310,000 – topped Friday’s session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.
Castle Park Farm LLC (Noel Murphy), agent, consigned the colt by Giant’s Causeway out of the Dixieland Band mare Queen’s Music. He was purchased by Clear Ridge Stable.
Friday, November 07 2008
Danceinthesunlight Sells for $675,000 On Thursday at Keeneland
Lexington, KY (November 6, 2008) – Southern Equine Stables paid $675,000 for Danceinthesunlight, in foal to Forest Wildcat, to highlight Thursday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Consigned by Anderson Farms, agent for Sam-Son Farm, Danceinthesunlight is an unraced three-year-old daughter of A. P. Indy out of Canadian champion Dancethruthedawn. She is from the family of U.S. and Canadian champion Dance Smartly and Grade 1 stakes winner and sire Smart Strike.
Thursday, November 06 2008
Dam of Stardom Bound Highlights Wednesday Session of Keeneland November Sale
Lexington, KY (November 5, 2008) – My White Corvette, dam of 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Stardom Bound, brought top price of $825,000 on Wednesday at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.
Barry Weisbord signed the ticket, on behalf of celebrity chef Bobby Flay, for the 10-year-old mare by Tarr Road. My White Corvette was not mated in 2008 since her weanling filly by Lion Heart was a May foal. She was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
Wednesday, November 05 2008
Mushka Brings $2.4 Million to Top Tuesday Session of Keeneland November Sale
Lexington, KY (November 4, 2008) – Graded stakes winner Mushka brought a final bid of $2.4 million from Elizabeth Moran’s Brushwood Stable to top Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
By Empire Maker out of the stakes-winning Seeking the Gold mare Sluice, Mushka won the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at two and, in her last start prior to the November Sale, an allowance race on opening day of Keeneland’s fall meeting. Franny Abbott, who acted as agent for Mrs. Moran, reported that the three-year-old filly will remain in training with Bill Mott.
Tuesday, November 04 2008
Hystericalady Brings $3 Million to Open Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale
Lexington, KY (November 3, 2008) – Demand for young, quality mares and broodmare prospects continued to be strong on opening day of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which was highlighted by the sale of Grade 1 stakes-winner Hystericalady for $3 million.
John Ferguson, on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, signed the ticket for the five-year-old mare by Distorted Humor out of Chilean champion Sacramentada. Sold as a racing or broodmare prospect, Hystericalady recorded 11 wins in 23 starts, including the Humana Distaff (G1), Hollywood Breeders’ Cup Oaks (G2) and Molly Pitcher Stakes (G2) twice, for earnings of nearly $2.4 million. She was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Saturday, November 01 2008
SALES TAX WINS ALL BRANDY STAKES BY WAY OF DISQUALIFICATION
LAUREL, MD. 11-01-08---William M. Backer’s Sales Tax was declared the winner after first place finisher Ten Bolts was disqualified to second in today’s feature at Laurel Park, the $50,000 All Brandy Stakes for Maryland-bred fillies and mares.
Ten Bolts and Sales Tax emerged from a gang of horses to battle down the homestretch in the 1-1/8th mile test over the firm turf. Ten Bolts bore out under jockey Travis Dunkelberger’s left handed whipping, carrying out and bumping Sales Tax at least once in deep stretch. She finished first by a half-length, but after an objection by jockey Malcolm Franklin and a stewards inquiry, the result was reversed. Post time favorite Miss Lombardi finished third.