LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale ended its eighth session Monday with cumulative sales of $205 million, exceeding total sales of $203 million recorded for last year’s entire 10-day auction. Today’s session was led by the sale of Taylor Avenue, a winning, stakes-placed mare in foal to Speightstown, to CF Farms for $130,000.
Cumulatively, 1,826 horses have sold for $205,696,600, up 7.96 percent from last year’s $190,531,700 for the comparable period when 1,950 horses sold. The average of $112,649 increased 15.29 percent from $97,709 in 2021, while the median of $50,000 remained unchanged from last year.
On Monday, Keeneland sold 260 horses for $4,313,300, down a bit from the corresponding session in 2021 when 260 horses brought in $4,363,200. The average dipped slightly from $16,782 to $16,590. The median of $11,000 decreased 8.33 percent from last year’s $12,000.
Taylor Avenue, who a Taylor Made Sales Agency agent consigned, is a 4-year-old daughter of Mshawish. Out of the winning Friends Lake mare Aqualane Shores, she is a half-sister to stakes winner Respect the Hustle.
The session’s top-priced weanling was a filly by Bolt d’Oro purchased by Summerfield Sales, agent, for $85,000. A half-sister to stakes winner We Deer You, she is out of Winning Doe, a winning daughter of Running Stag, and from the family of champions World Approval and Miesque’s Approval. The filly was consigned by Elm Tree Farm (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay), agent.
Claiborne Farm acquired Culdee, a 3-year-old filly by Flatter, for $75,000. Out of the winning, stakes-placed Arch mare Bend, the filly is a half-sister to Grade 3 winners Clearly Now and Bendable. Culdee was consigned by Winter Quarter Farm, agent.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing purchased a weanling colt by Tapwrit for $65,000. A half-brother to stakes winner Discreetness, he is from the family of Irish and English champion El Gran Senor, Group 1 winner Bahamian Pirate and Grade 2 winner Strong Hope. The colt was consigned by Trackside Farm, agent.
Colombe D’Oro, a 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro in foal to Midshipman, sold to Chad Schumer, agent, for $62,000. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, she is out of stakes winner More Complexity, by Square Eddie and from the family of Grade 3 winner Listing.
Lane’s End led consignors during the session with sales of $526,200 for 30 horses.
Three horses sold for $60,000 each.
Machmer Hall paid the amount for a weanling colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Echo Town consigned by Nicky Drion Thoroughbreds, agent. Out of Cave In, a winning daughter of Mineshaft, the colt is a half-brother to stakes-placed Vagabond Princess.
A weanling colt by Practical Joke sold to Buena Madera for $60,000. Out of Mony’slittlegracie, a winning daughter of Alphabet Soup, he is from the family of Grade 3 winner Regalo Mia. Ballysax Bloodstock, agent, consigned the colt.
The third horse to sell for $60,000 was stakes-placed Right to Freedom, a 4-year-old daughter of Constitution purchased by Pin Oak Stud. Bluewater Sales, agent, consigned the filly, who is out of the winning Tiznow mare Tiz Terrific and from the family of Grade 1 winner Summerly.
K.O.I.D. purchased nine horses for $164,000 to lead buyers on Monday.
Tuesday and Wednesday are the final two days of the November Breeding Stock Sale. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET.
On Thursday, Keeneland will present the November Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction starts at noon.
All Keeneland sales are streamed live on Keeneland.com.
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