Sale ends Friday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2015) — Orabella, a 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready in foal to Violence, sold to Hidden Brook for $62,000 to top Thursday’s 11th day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. It was the third consecutive day that saw gains in gross, average and median sales.
On Thursday, Keeneland sold 175 horses for $1,754,500, up 64 percent from the 11th and final session of the 2014 auction when 162 horses brought $1,069,400. The average of $10,026 was 51.8 percent above last year’s $6,601, and the median of $6,000 was 33 percent higher than $4,500 from last year.
During the November sale Keeneland has sold 2,375 horses for $217 million, a 5.75 percent gain from the gross of more than $205 million for 2,512 horses sold during last year’s sale. The average of $91,680 is 11.8 percent above last year’s $81,966, while the median of $34,000 dipped slightly from last year’s $35,000.
Consigned by Three Chimneys Farm, agent for the complete dispersal of Regis Farms, Orabella is out of the winning Trippi mare Hot Trip, a full-sister to Grade 1 winner R Heat Lightning, and from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner General Assembly.
Oak Lodge Bloodstock purchased the session’s second-highest priced offering, Everything Matters, for $60,000. In foal to Animal Kingdom, the 5-year-old mare by Lemon Drop Kid out of Arbeka, by Mr. Greeley, was consigned by Upson Downs Farm, agent.
The session’s top-priced weanling is the Astrology colt out of the Saint Ballado mare Lively Ballad sold for $35,000 to Back to Work Stable. Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned the colt, who is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner High Yield.
Taylor Made Sales Agency was the session’s leading consignor, selling 16 horses for $173,700.
The leading buyer was K.O.I.D., who spent $142,000 on six horses.
Friday’s final session of the November Sale starts at 10 a.m. and will be streamed live at Keeneland.com.