Sold during Tuesday’s second session
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 9, 2016) — Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) winner Unrivaled Belle, in foal to Tapit, sold for $3.8 million to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm during Tuesday’s second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The amount is the most paid for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction in the world this year.
Unrivaled Belle was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent. The 10-year-old mare is out of Grade 2 winner Queenie Belle, by Bertrando.
Paola Queen, the 2016 Test (G1) winner, sold for $1.7 million to SF Bloodstock.
Brookdale Sales, agent, consigned Paola Queen, a 3-year-old daughter of Flatter sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.
Grade 1-placed stakes winner Miss Empire, a 6-year-old daughter of Empire Maker in foal to Medaglia d’Oro, sold for $1.05 million to Whisper Hill Farm.
Eaton Sales, agent, consigned Miss Empire, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Bordonaro. Pope said she plans to breed Miss Empire to Tapit.
A weanling son of Tapit who is a half-brother to champion Honor Code and Grade 2 winner Noble Tune sold for $1.05 million to Baccari Bloodstock. He was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
White Birch Farm paid $975,000 for Miss Empire’s weanling filly by Tapit from the consignment of Eaton Sales, agent.
A weanling filly by War Front who is a half-sister to European champion Peeping Fawn and Group 1 winner Thewayyouare sold to SF Bloodstock and Newgate Farm of Australia for $650,000.
Paramount Sales, agent, consigned the filly, whose dam is the Sadler’s Wells mare Maryinsky (IRE). She is a half-sister to 2007 Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour.