Market remains strong as Keeneland November sale closes with increases in overall average, median

Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Saturday. Buyer confidence carried forward from the September Yearling Sale, spurring premium prices; increases in average and median; and the sale of 18 horses for $1 million or more, led by the $6 million paid by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier...

You’re to Blame brings $440,000 as horses of racing age take spotlight at Keeneland’s November sale

Horses of racing age were featured on Tuesday during the eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, fetching the day’s highest prices, led by the $440,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for You’re to Blame, a 3-year-old graded stakes-placed son of Distorted Humor from the family of multiple champion Gio Ponti. Lane’s End, agent, consigned You’re to Blame, third in the Bay...

Two Broodmares bring $200,000 to highlight Monday’s session of Keeneland’s November sale

Two broodmares – multiple Grade 1 winner Intangaroo, in foal to Silent Name (JPN), and Mrs. Hudson, in foal to Midshipman, sold for $200,000 apiece to top Monday’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Keeneland sold 292 horses on Monday for $9,311,900, down 29.57 percent from the comparable session in 2016 when 254 horses sold for $13,221,100. Today’s average of $31,890...

Keeneland posts increases in gross sales, average and median price during Sunday session

Competition for quality horses fueled substantial increases in gross sales and average and median prices during Sunday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the $260,000 paid by Xavier International Bloodstock, agent, for the graded stakes-placed mare Aqua Regia in foal to Dialed In. On Sunday, the second of two sessions in Book 3, 264 horses brought $14,885,500, up...

Fools in Love reaches $1 Million to top Thursday session of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

England’s Cheveley Park Stud Ltd. paid $1 million for Group 2 producer Fools in Love on Thursday during the third session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Fools in Love is the 18th horse to bring $1 million or more during the first three sessions of the November Sale, equaling the number of seven-figure horses recorded during the initial three sessions last year. On the first of two...

For Royalty brings $2.1 Million to top Wednesday session of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

For Royalty, dam of Grade 1 winner Constellation in foal to Bernardini, sold to Summer Wind Equine for $2.1 million to lead today’s second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which saw increases in average and median prices and the sale of eight broodmares and broodmare prospects and one weanling for $1 million or more each. On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 105 horses for $41,692,000,...

Keeneland catalogs 4,145 horses for 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,145 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world’s largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. Headlining the November Sale catalog are graded stakes winners and graded stakes producers, led by champion Stellar Wind and Grade 1 stakes winners Lady Eli, Cathryn Sophia, Her Emmynency, Al’s Gal, Paola Queen and Street Fancy. November...

Keeneland catalogs 4,762 horses for upcoming November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,762 horses for its world-renowned 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 8-20. In 2015, the November Sale sold the world’s highest-priced Thoroughbred at public auction for the year and registered a North American record price for a weanling for the second consecutive year. November Sale catalogs are available on Keeneland.com. Print catalogs will be mailed the...

VinMar Farm to disperse Thoroughbred stock at Keeneland’s September, November sales

Marc C. Ferrell’s VinMar Farm announced Tuesday that it will offer a complete dispersal of its Thoroughbred holdings at Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 12-25, and November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 8. Archie St. George’s St. George Sales will act as agent for the VinMar Farm dispersal. The 19-horse consignment, which comprises six yearlings, eight broodmares...

Sales of Take Charge Brandi for $6 million, North American record weanling lead Keeneland auction

Keeneland concluded its premier November Breeding Stock Sale on Friday with solid results that echoed recent market trends: brisk trade from the world’s deepest contingent of buyers; keen competition for exceptional individuals that led to 22 horses sold for seven-figures, highlighted by the sale of champion Take Charge Brandi for $6 million to be the most expensive Thoroughbred sold at public auction...

Mare in foal to Violence Sells for $62,000 on penultimate day of Keeneland November Sale

Orabella, a 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready in foal to Violence, sold to Hidden Brook, agent, for $62,000 to top Thursday’s 11th of 12 sessions of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the third consecutive day which saw gains in gross, average and median. The sale, which began Nov. 2, will conclude Friday. On Thursday, Keeneland sold 175 horses for $1,754,500, up 64.06 percent from...

Weanling colt by Graydar Sells for $190,000 to top Day 10 of Keeneland November Sale

A weanling colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Graydar sold for $190,000 to Twin Creeks Racing, which raced Graydar, to lead Wednesday’s 10th session of the November Breeding Stock Sale, which was marked by strong increases in gross, average and median. Keeneland sold 242 horses for $3,963,600, up 35.86 percent from the 10th session in 2014 when total sales reached $2,917,500 for 258 horses...

Stonestreet Stables pays day’s top price for colt out of Wild Country at Keeneland November Sale

A robust market for weanlings continued at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as foals commanded the three highest prices during Sunday’s seventh session. George Bolton and Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables paid the day’s top price of $155,000 for a colt by The Factor out of the Unbridled mare Wild Country. Mike or Pat Freeny consigned the colt, whose second dam is multiple Grade 3...

Take Charge Brandi leads the Keeneland November Sale charge with $6 million price tag

The sale of 14 seven-figure horses, led by the $6 million paid for champion Take Charge Brandi and a North American weanling record of $3.2 million bid for a War Front filly, highlighted a day of strong trade that resulted in substantial gains in gross, average and median prices on Tuesday at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. For the session, Keeneland sold 143 horses for $63,784,000, up...

Hard Not to Like brings $2.2 million to headline strong opening session for November Sale

Millionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner Hard Not to Like sold to DATTT Farm for $2.2 million to headline Monday’s strong opening session of Keeneland’s premier November Breeding Stock Sale. Enhanced by the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, held Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland, the 12-day November Sale kicked off with large crowds that included the world’s major buyers, the sale of seven horses for...

Keeneland catalogs 4,476, including 2,6210 broodmares, for November Stock Sale

Horses cataloged for the 2015 Keeneland sale include 2,610 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,719 weanlings, 130 horses of racing age, and 17 stallions and stallion prospects (Keeneland Photo)   Keeneland has cataloged 4,476 horses for its 2015 November Breeding Stock Sale, which will be held Nov. 2-13 and start two days after the track hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the...

Grade 2 winner Central Banker goes for $400,000 during Breeding Stock Sale

Gross sales for the November Breeding Stock Sale through seven sessions are $189,374,000 for 1,597 horses, marking a 5.55 percent increase from the $179,416,800 paid for 1,643 horses last year (Keeneland Photo)   Grade 2 winner Central Banker will enter stud next year in New York at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, which purchased the 4-year-old son of Speightstown for $400,000 during Monday’s...

War Front colt, Malibu Moon filly bring top prices at third session of Breeding Stock Sale

A War Front colt sold for $850,000 to Clear Ridge Stables and a Malibu Moon filly brought $750,000 from Solis/Litt during the third session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale (Keeneland Photo)   Weanlings led Thursday’s third session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale as a War Front colt sold for $850,000 to Clear Ridge Stables and a Malibu Moon filly brought $750,000...

North American record $3 million sale for Tapit weanling highlights action at Keeneland

A daughter of leading sire Tapit sold for a North American weanling record $3 million, driving increases in gross sales, average and median for Wednesday’s second session of the 71st Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale (Keeneland Photo)   The sale of 11 horses for $1 million or more – including the broodmare Aloof (IRE) for $3.9 million and a daughter of leading sire Tapit for a North...

Coolmore's Magnier purchases Naples Bay for $3.6 million at Keeneland Breeding Stock Sale

Naples Bay, a half-sister to leading sire Medaglia d’Oro carrying her first foal by War Front, sold to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier for $3.6 million to lead Tuesday’s first session of Keeneland’s 71st November Breeding Stock Sale (Keeneland Photo)   Grade 3 winner Naples Bay, a half-sister to leading sire Medaglia d’Oro carrying her first foal by War Front, sold to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier...