Consigned by Hopewell Farm LLC, as agent for Patchen Wilkes Farm, the colt is out of Patchen Beauty, by Hatchet Man. He was purchased by Florida-based pinhooker Christy Whitman.
On Friday, Keeneland sold 244 horses for gross receipts of $2,050,200, down 45.6 percent from 2008 when 239 horses brought $3,766,400. The average of $8,402 decreased 46.7 percent from last year’s figure of $15,759, while the median of $4,500 was down 47.1 percent from $8,500 in 2008.
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 1,125 horses for $31,028,200, down 53.5 percent from the corresponding period last year when 1,145 horses brought $66,678,700. The average of $27,581 represents a 52.6 percent decrease from $58,235 in 2008. The median was down 58.3 percent from $24,000 in 2008 to $10,000 this year.
Jade Dreamer, a five-year-old mare by Jade Hunter, brought $50,000 from Vin Cox Bloodstock. Out of the Nijinsky II mare Sky Ninski, Jade Dreamer is a full sister to stakes winner Vinista, dam of Discovery Handicap (G3) winner Roman Dynasty. She was consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
The January Sale concludes Saturday; the session begins at 10 a.m. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.