Keeneland Sales Ring
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KEENELAND NOVEMBER BREEDING STOCK SALE

6 - 16 November 2012

Propelled by a $350,000 racing prospect by Tapit who sold as the last horse of the day, the sixth session (Sunday 11 November) of the Keeneland November Sale realized significant gains from a year ago. In all, 265 head sold for $10,740,300, good for an average of $40,529 that was up 24.1%. The median of $32,000 saw a similar gain, up 28% from 2011’s corresponding session. The RNA rate was 22.1%.

Topping the session was the Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales-consigned Moro Tap (Tapit), who book-ended Sunday’s trading as hip 2053. The 2-year-old gray or roan colt, who finished second in his debut at Calder a month ago, touched off a bidding duel between trainer Mike Maker, representing Sky Chai Racing and Terry Raymond, and bloodstock agent Ben McElroy, with the former team coming out on top. The final price on the colt was a full $100,000 more than last year’s $250,000 session topper.

Moro Tap was being sold on behalf of Joe Appelbaum and Carlos Morales’Off the Hook operation and partner Grupo 7 C.

“We liked everything about him,” Maker, who did his bidding out back while Raymond stood alongside, said of Moro Tap. “We are obviously a big fan of Tapits, and he’s a 2-year-old going into this 3-year-old season.”

Maker trained one of Tapit’s biggest stars to date, last year’s champion juvenile Hansen. Sky Chai co-owned Hansen with the horse’s breeder, Dr. Kendall Hansen.

Keeneland November - Sunday 11th

Top Broodmares / Broodmare Prospects

Hip

Name

Sire

Dam

Status

Price ($)

1734

MAGNETIC MISS

Artax

Deposit Express

i/f Curlin

190,000

1644

FREEFOURRACING

French Deputy

Gerri n Jo Go

i/f Lonhro

170,000

1839

SHOP FOR GOLD

Speightstown

Shop Here

i/f City Zip

165,000

1696

INVENT

Empire Maker

Jibe

b/mare prospect

145,000

1843

SILK

Tiznow

Squall City

i/f Tale Of The Cat

140,000

Keeneland November - Sunday 11th

Top Weanlings

Hip

Sex

Sire

Dam

Price ($)

1717

filly

Majesticperfection

Listen To Libby

130,000

1811

filly

Super Saver

Reforestation

105,000

1740

colt

Warrior’s Reward

Mary Coughlan

95,000

1947

filly

Stormy Atlantic

Alina

82,000

1985

colt

Elusive Quality

Broad Queen

80,000

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Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News