1,924 horses sold during sale
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2016) — Bamboozle, a 4-year-old daughter of Tapit in foal to Midshipman, sold for $140,000 to Big Kid to top Wednesday’s ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Cumulative results for the 13-day sale are nearly equal to figures from the same period in 2015. Keeneland has sold 1,924 horses for $208,371,300 compared to last year when 1,958 horses had sold for $212,021,900. The average of $108,301 is up slightly from last year’s $108,285, while the median remains unchanged at $45,000.
On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 229 horses for $4,360,300, down 36.30 percent from the ninth session in 2015 when 243 horses grossed $6,844,900. The average of $19,041 decreased 32.40 percent from last year’s $28,168, and the median of $11,500 was down 23.33 percent from $15,000 in 2015.
Blandford Stud, agent, consigned Bamboozle, a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Tiz Wonderful. She is out of the winning Hennessy mare Evil and from the family of Grade 2 winner Prussian Blue.
Davant Latham, agent, paid $130,000 for Minishaft, a 10-year-old daughter of Mineshaft in foal to Tonalist. Timber Town, agent for R.S. Evans, consigned the mare, who is out of Grade 3 winner Minidar, by Alydar, and a half-sister to Grade 2 winner A Little Warm.
Harvey A. Clarke paid $120,000 for the session’s highest-priced weanling, a colt from the first crop of Cairo Prince. Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Holiday Kiss, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Request for Parole.
Triple Crown was the day’s leading buyer, spending $207,000 for seven horses.
Woodford Thoroughbreds sold 13 horses for $361,000 to be the leading consignor.
The sale continues through Sunday.