LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 14, 2012) – Storm Crossing, a two-year-old filly by Tiznow, brought a final bid of $75,000 lead Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Storm Alert, Storm Crossing is a half-sister to 2012 Inglewood Handicap (G3) winner Utopian. She was consigned by Lane’s End, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect.
During Wednesday’s session, 254 horses brought $2,872,300, for an average of $11,308 and a median of $7,000. Last year, 260 horses sold for $4,391,700, for an average of $16,891 and a median of $10,000.
With two sessions remaining in the 11-day sale, 2,006 horses have been sold for $140,061,100, for an average of $69,821 and a median of $30,000. During the corresponding period last year, 2,164 horses grossed $205,584,600, for an average of $95,002 and a median of $30,000.
Cumulative totals through session nine from 2011 include two premier dispersals – the record dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans’ Spring Hill Farm, which sold 169 horses for $55,730,000, and the dispersal of Saud bin Khaled’s Palides Investments N.V., Inc., which sold 30 horses sold for $16,939,000.
When dispersals are excluded from the 2011 cumulative numbers, 2,006 horses have been sold this year for $140,061,100, an increase of 5.38 percent from 2011 when 1,965 horses brought $132,915,600. Average price of $69,821rose 3.22 percent from $67,642 last year, while the median of $30,000 was up 11.11 percent from $27,000.
The November Sale continues through Friday. Sessions begin daily at 10 a.m. EST. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.