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Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Where To Now Brandi?

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Where To Now Brandi?

In a power-packed day of selling which featured six seven figure weanlings, it was champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway) who delivered the biggest punch when selling for $6 million to John Sikura's Hill 'n' Equine during Tuesday's second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

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Keeneland November Concludes Solid

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Keeneland November Concludes Solid

The 2014 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale concluded its 11-day run Friday in Lexington, and the prognosticators who eyed a stable market going in couldn't have gotten nearer to the bulls-eye.

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Mike Tomlinson Books Barbados Trip

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Mike Tomlinson Books Barbados Trip

Trainer Mike Tomlinson, standing out back, saw off all challengers to purchase Tuesday's topper at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which, with a session heavy on horses-of-racing age, slipped a touch from 2013 numbers but generally maintained well.

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Central Banker tops Keeneland November Book 4 Opener

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Central Banker tops Keeneland November Book 4 Opener

It took nearly nine hours of selling to get to Monday's mare topper at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, and another 10 minutes after that to get to the session topper - the $400,000 stallion prospect Central Banker (Speightstown) - but when all was said and done, it was another solid day of trading in Lexington.

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Guard The Lines Heading to South Africa

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Guard The Lines Heading to South Africa

Guard the Lines (War Front) will be heading to South Africa for a date with the country's multiple champion Variety Club (Var) after selling for $400,000 during Thursday's third session of the Keeneland November Sale.

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2012 KEENELAND NOVEMBER : STRONG TRADE, STABLE MARKET

Keeneland November Top Lot 279 Pure Clan
Keeneland November Top Lot 279 Pure Clan

Keeneland November Top Lot $4.5 million - Hip 279 Pure Clan

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KEENELAND NOVEMBER BREEDING STOCK SALE

6 - 16 November 2012

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded an 11-day run Friday in Lexington, was always going to have a hard time matching up with a 2011 predecessor bolstered by two major dispersals. So when the last horse went through the ring and final numbers were calculated, sale officials declared themselves satisfied with the overall performance of the world’s biggest bloodstock auction. In all, 2,414 horses sold for $143,025,600. The resulting average of $59,248 was down 27.4%, while the median of $22,000 was down a modest 8.3%. The RNA rate was 23.3%.

“It was a very good sale from start to finish,” said Keeneland’s Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell. “I’d say it’s been a very true market. The top end was stronger than anticipated, and there were a lot more players at the top end than people anticipated. International participation was strong, and all the usual players and all the usual countries were here. I think the foundations we’ve laid down, both here and at Keeneland September, bodes very well for horse racing.”

Topping the sale at $4.5million was Pure Clan (Pure Prize), who sold in foal to Bernardini to Borges Torrealba Holdings’ Goncalo Torrealba. Pure Clan was consigned by John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales, which enjoyed a very successful November run. Hill ‘n’ Dale also sold the auction’s co-second-highest-priced horse, the $4.2-millionChanging Skies (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), a brilliantly bred graded winner who was offered in foal to Street Cry (Ire). Matching that price was the Taylor Made-consigned Plum Pretty (Medaglia d’Oro). Whisper Hill Farm’s Mandy Pope signed for last year’s GI Kentucky Oaks heroine a day after securing Havre de Grace (Saint Liam) at Fasig-Tipton for $10million, a record for a broodmare prospect at public auction. It was the first time since 2007 that Keeneland November saw three horses bring in excess of $4million.

“We knew those mares would bring a premium, but they brought even a bigger premium than we thought they would,” admitted Russell.

Prices at the very top of the market indeed exceeded almost every prediction, and the strength at that level helped offset, at least partly, those audacious 2011 figures. Last year, the late Ned Evans’ Spring Hill Farm dispersal, ultimately the highest-grossing dispersal in North American history, saw 170 head bring over $55.8 million, while Saud bin Khaled’s Palides Investments dispersal grossed over $17.9 million and accounted for the sale-topping, $8.5 million Royal Delta (Empire Maker). In total, there were 23 horses who made $1million or more in 2011, 16 of which were from the dispersals.

When the dispersal figures are removed, the totals, year-over-year figures, predictably match up much more favorably. In 2012, 2,414 horses grossed $143,025,600, up 5.4% percent from last year when 2,354 horses brought $135,752,200. The average price of $59,248 rose 2.7% percent from 2011’s $57,669, while the median increased 10% from $20,000 to $22,000.

Top Broodmares / Broodmare Prospects

Hip

Name

Sire

Dam

Status

Price ($)

279

PURE CLAN

Pure Prize

Gather The Clan (General Assembly)

i/f Bernardini

4,500,000

96

PLUM PRETTY

Medaglia d’Oro

Liszy (A.P. Indy)

r/b’ mare prospect

4,200,000

374

CHANGING SKIES

Sadler’s Wells

Magnificent Style (Silver Hawk)

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

Top Weanlings

Hip

Sex

Sire

Dam

Price ($)

280

Colt

War Front

Questress

800,000

95

Filly

Galileo

Piste Noire

625,000

346

Colt

Looking At Lucky

Yesterday

500,000

379

Filly

Giant’s Causeway

Crystal Shard

450,000

176

Colt

Quality Road

Charming Tale

410,000

364

Colt

Harlan’s Holiday

Breathtaking

400,000

253

Colt

More Than Ready

Miss Lavina

400,000

274

Filly

Bernardini

Promenade Girl

360,000

343

Filly

Tapit

Winning Call

350,000

200

Filly

Street Cry

Gabriellina Giof

350,000

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Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

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AVERAGE AND MEDIAN UP AT KEENELAND NOVEMBER

Keeneland Sales Ring
Keeneland Sales Ring

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

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PLUM PRETTY TOPS KEENELAND NOVEMBER DAY 1

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

Click above to watch the sale of Hip 96 Plum Pretty (Medaglia d’Oro)

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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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