Hip 96 Plum Pretty - Keeneland November
Hip 96 Plum Pretty - Keeneland November

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KEENELAND NOVEMBER BREEDING STOCK SALE

6 - 16 November 2012

It’s an historic daily double that at least one Kentucky family will remember for a long, long time. Roughly 18 hours after purchasing Horse of the YearHavre de Grace (Saint Liam) for $10 million from Taylor Made Sales, Whisper Hill Farm’sMandy Pope was back to secure another jewel from the Taylor brothers’ consignment: the 2011 GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Plum Pretty (Medaglia d’Oro), offered during yesterday’s opening session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Pope and her bloodstock advisor Chris Brothers, sitting inside the pavilion, outlasted two other challengers sitting in adjacent sections to land the striking mare for $4.2million. That was easily the November opener’s top price.

“It’s been great,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor. “The market’s been unbelievable, and Mandy Pope’s been unbelievable. She’s been representing America well.”

Pope returned the compliment. “Taylor Made had done a great job of presenting them,” she said.

Plum Pretty sold as hip 96 as a racing or broodmare prospect, and Pope confirmed she would be retired and bred. Breeding plans are undecided for Plum Pretty.

“Obviously we are not going to rush into anything,” said Pope. “A lot of the farms are just setting their stud fees, and I am sure a lot of them may be calling me before I call them. It is going to be very exciting.”

Keeneland November - Tuesday 6th

Top Broodmares / Broodmare Prospects

Hip

Name

Sire

Dam

Status

Price ($)

96

PLUM PRETTY

Medaglia d’Oro

Liszy (A.P. Indy)

r/b’ mare prospect

4,200,000

24

HARMONIUS

Dynaformer

Jade Tree (Storm Cat)

b’ mare prospect

2,800,000

149

ZAZU

Tapit

Rhumb Line (Mr Greeley)

b’ mare prospect

2,100,000

112

SHOTGUN GULCH

Thunder Gulch

Rosieville (Boston Harbor)

i/f Bernardini

1,600,000

76

NEGLIGEE

Northern Afleet

Naughty Notions (Relaunch)

i/f Distorted Humor

1,250,000

94

PISTE NOIRE

Diesis

Skiable (Niniski)

i/f Galileo

925,000

170

CALAIS

A.P. Indy

Flanders (Seeking The Gold)

i/f Distorted Humor

700,000

148

XS BELLE

Dynaformer

Queenie Belle (Bertrando)

i/f Unbridled’s Song

510,000

72

MY JEN

Fusaichi Pegasus

Mekko Hokte (Holy Bull)

i/f Hard Spun

485,000

162

BAY TO BAY

Sligo Bay

Bala (With Approval)

r/b mare prospect

425,000

91

PERSUADING

Broken Vow

Peaks Mill (Stalwart)

i/f Distorted Humor

425,000

Keeneland November - Tuesday 6th

Top Weanlings

Hip

Sex

Sire

Dam

Price ($)

95

Filly

Galileo

Piste Noire

625,000

176

Colt

Quality Road

Charming Tale

410,000

121

Colt

Tapit

Spice Island

310,000

144

Filly

Tapit

Will Prevail

300,000

171

Filly

Indian Charlie

Calais

280,000

7

Colt

Quality Road

Flashy Frolic

270,000

109

Colt

Giant’s Causeway

Seeking Results

260,000

142

Filly

Smart Strike

Wickedly Wise

255,000

75

Filly

Malibu Moon

Necessary Evil

190,000

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Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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