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Popular Champion Groupie Doll Sells for $3.1 Million to Lead Second Day of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 6, 2013) – Demand for an elite collection of young broodmares in foal to successful stallions and accomplished fillies just off the racetrack drove a 31 percent increase in total sales during Wednesday’s second session of the 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Eight horses – led by 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, who sold for $3.1 million – brought $1 million or more to push to 14 the total number of horses sold for at seven figures during Book 1, the first two days of the sale.

Champion Groupie Doll Sells for $3.1 Million to Top Wednesday at November Sale

Two-time defending Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) champion Groupie Doll sold for $3.1 million to lead eight seven-figure prices during Wednesday’s session of the November Breeding Stock Sale. To date, 14 horses have brought $1 million-plus compared to seven during the entire 2012 November Sale.

Grade 1 Winner Awesome Maria Sells for $4 Million to Open Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 5, 2013) – The 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale opened Tuesday with a continuation of the strong market for Thoroughbred bloodstock that has occurred at sales around the world for much of 2013. Total sales increased 52 percent from the first session of the 2012 sale, while the average increased 35 percent and the median jumped nearly 73 percent.

Grade 1 Winner Awesome Maria Sells for $4 Million at Keeneland November Sale

Grade 1 stakes winner Awesome Maria (Hip 87), in foal to Giant’s Causeway, sold for $4 million to top the early sales on opening day of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale. So far in this session, six horses have brought seven-figure prices compared to five on day one in 2012.  

Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier signed the ticket for the 6-year-old daughter of Maria’s Mon out of the Awesome Again mare Discreetly Awesome. Awesome Maria won seven graded stakes, including the 2011 Ogden Phipps Handicap (G1), Awesome Maria amassed $1,114,875 in earnings.

E. Paul Robsham Stables to Disperse Thoroughbred Stock at Keeneland November Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 29, 2013) – E. Paul Robsham Stables LLC, which bred and raced such Grade 1 stakes winners as Awesome Maria and R Heat Lightning, will completely disperse its Thoroughbred breeding stock at Keeneland’s 2013 November Breeding Stock Sale. Lane’s End Farm will act as agent.   

A total of 24 horses will be cataloged in the November dispersal, including seven broodmares, three broodmare prospects, four weanlings and ten yearlings.

Strong Trade, Stable Market Define Keeneland November Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 16, 2012) – Demand for quality broodmares and strong participation from both foreign and domestic buyers, particularly at the top levels of the market, generated solid business trade throughout Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded Friday.

Gross sales for the 11-day auction, held November 6-16, totaled $143,025,600 for the sale of 2,414 horses, for an average of $59,248 and a median price of $22,000. Last year, 2,554 horses brought $208,511,200, for an average of $81,641 and a median of $24,000.

Local Color Sells for $45,000 at Thursday Session

 

Local Color, an eight-year-old mare by Capote out of the Excusive Native mare Setting, brought a final bid of $45,000 to lead Thursday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. In foal to Square Eddie, she is a half-sister to Vivid Angel, winner of the Oak Leaf Stakes (G1).

 She was purchased by Rancho San Jose and was consigned by Indian Creek, agent.

Impressive Maiden Winner Flashy Gray Brings $775,000 on Tuesday at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 13, 2012) – Flashy Gray, a two-year-old filly by Flashy Bull who broke her maiden by 10¼ lengths at Churchill Downs on November 8, sold for $775,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and Tom Keithley, contributing to double-digit gains across the board during Tuesday’s session of the November Breeding Stock Sale.

Flashy Gray has recorded two starts, finishing second by a head in her career debut at Keeneland on October 5, followed by her impressive maiden score at Churchill Downs.

Impressive Maiden Winner Flashy Gray Brings $775,000 to Open Tuesday at Keeneland

Flashy Gray, a two-year-old filly by Flashy Bull who broke her maiden by 10¼ lengths at Churchill Downs on November 8, sold for $775,000 to West Point Thoroughbreds and Tom Keithley to open the Tuesday session of the November Breeding Stock Sale. Flashy Gray was consigned by Gainesway, agent for the Dolphus C. Morrison Dispersal.

Keeneland-Sold Daisy Devine Takes Cardinal; Juvenile Grads Excel

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 12, 2012) – Keeneland sales grads Daisy Devine, Julie’s Love (GB) and Last Full Measure swept the top three spots in Churchill Downs’ Cardinal Handicap (G3) on Saturday.  

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