1,695 horses have been sold
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2016) — Conquest Enforcer, a 3-year-old stakes-winning son of Into Mischief, sold to Zach Madden, agent for Ron Paolucci’s Loooch Racing, for $785,000 to be the highest-priced offering from the Complete Dispersal of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables on Tuesday during the eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Horses from the dispersal accounted for the three highest prices and 13 of the 20 highest prices of the day, contributing to significant increases in gross sales and average price.
Keeneland recorded total sales of $10,833,700 for 287 horses, up 49.59 percent from the comparable session last year when 253 horses brought $7,242,300. The average of $37,748 was 31.87 percent above last year’s $28,626, while the median of $20,000 was 9.09 percent below $22,000 in 2015.
Through eight sessions of the 13-day sale, Keeneland has sold 1,695 horses for $204,011,000, nearly even with the $205,177,000 grossed for 1,715 horses through the same period in 2015. The average of $120,360 is slightly above last year’s $119,637, and the median of $52,000 equals last year.
Conquest Stables dispersal cataloged 111 broodmares and broodmare prospects, racing prospects, stallion prospects and weanlings to the November Sale. On Tuesday, 50 horses from the dispersal sold for $4.25 million, pushing cumulative sales so far for the dispersal to $11,113,000 for 96 horses.
“Overall it went better than we anticipated,” said Bill Farish of Lane’s End, the day’s leading consignor who sold 61 horses for $4,631,500.”
The session’s second high seller was Conquest Farenheit, a 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy sold to David Meah, agent for Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch, for $735,000. Out of the Holy Bull mare Holy Smokie, Conquest Farenheit opened his career Aug. 26 at Woodbine with a five-length victory and was second in the Summer (G2) there on Sept. 18.
David Ingordo signed the ticket for Conquest Smartee, a 2-year-old Smart Strike colt who is a full brother to Grade 1 winner Square Eddie, on behalf of Martin Anthony of California for $390,000. Anthony also purchased Grade 2 winner Conquest Daddyo, by Scat Daddy, for $120,000.
Conquest Smartee finished second in his career debut at Woodbine on Oct. 10.
Conquest Superstar, a 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, sold to Jan and Jerry Hawthorne’s Double J H Stables for $185,000. He is out of the Aldebaran mare Being Anna.
Other notable horses from the Conquest Stables dispersal were Conquest Tsunami, a 4-year-old stakes-winning son of Stormy Atlantic who brought $140,000 from TM Investments; Conquest Lunar, a 2-year-old son of Malibu Moon sold to Brendan Heeney, agent for Matthew Schera, for $120,000; and Conquest Typhoon, the 2014 Canadian champion 2-year-old colt sold for $115,000.
Tuesday’s top-priced weanling was the colt by Revolutionary sold to Whitechurch Bloodstock for $105,000. Warrendale Sales, agent, consigned the son of the High Yield mare Diamondsareforesta from the family of Grade 2 winners Foresta and Victory U. S. A.
The November Sale continues through Sunday, Nov. 20.