KEENELAND DAY THREE: DOWNWARD TREND CONTINUES

by | 11.17.2010 | 12:46am
(from Keeneland publicity department)


My White Corvette, dam of 2008 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) winner Stardom Bound, brought top price of $825,000 on Wednesday at Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.



Barry Weisbord signed the ticket, on behalf of celebrity chef Bobby Flay, for the 10-year-old mare by Tarr Road. My White Corvette was not mated in 2008 since her weanling filly by Lion Heart was a May foal. She was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.



On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 224 horses for gross receipts of $24,698,000, down 42.1 percent from 2007 when 258 horses brought $42,638,000.  Average price of $110,259 decreased 33.3 percent from last year's $165,264.  The median price of $82,500 was down 36.5 percent from $130,000 in 2007. The buy-back rate was 28.2%.









Keeneland November Cumulative Prices 

First Three Sessions: 

2002-08
Year Sold Revenue Average Median

2008

523

$114,725,000

$219,359

$125,000

2007

638

$221,137,000

$346,610

$190,000

2006

616

$194,352,000

$315,506

$190,000

2005

633

$200,002,000

$315,959

$200,000

2004

691

$202,533,500

$293.102

$150,000

2003

606

$165,541,000

$273,170

$135,000

2002

613

$134,944,000

$220,137

$110,000

Through the first three days, Keeneland has sold a total of 523 horses for $114,725,000, down 48.1 percent from last year's $221,137,000 when 638 horses sold.  The average of $219,359 was down 36.7 percent from $346,610 in 2007, while the median of $125,000 decreased 34.2 percent from last year's $190,000


“In general, given the state of the world today, it was a very good session,” said Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's director of sales. “What is good is that there is active trade here; and active trade with an international feel.”

Woodland Farm, the day's leading buyer, purchased the session's second-, third- and fourth-highest priced horses, paying $500,000 for Capeside Lady, in foal to Empire Maker; $385,000 for Sacred Feather, in foal to Giant's Causeway; and $375,000 for Princess Patricia, in foal to Hard Spun.



Graded stakes winner Capeside Lady, a seven-year-old mare by Cape Town, was consigned by Dapple Stud, agent.



The six-year-old Sacred Feather is by Carson City out of graded stakes winner Marianna's Girl, and a half-sister to such stakes winners as Marastani, Christine's Outlaw, and Crimson Classic. Princess Patricia, a five-year-old mare by Aptitude, is a half-sister to recent Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) winner Forever Together. Both mares were consigned by Nursery Place, agent.



Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale continues through Monday, November 17. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. daily.


 
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