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Demand for Quality Mares Remains Strong at Keeneland on Thursday

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 8, 2012) – The market for attractive, well-bred broodmares continued to show strength during Thursday’s session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the sale of Tell It, a half-sister to prominent sire Pulpit, for $540,000.

Blandford Bloodstock purchased the 15-year-old daughter of Storm Cat, who is out of the Grade 1 stakes-winning Mr. Prospector mare Preach. Tell It is the dam of stakes winner Dream Nettie, and was sold in foal to Candy Ride (ARG). She was consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.

Pure Clan Brings $4.5 Million to Top Day 2 of Keeneland November Sale

Changing Skies (IRE) Sells for $4.2 Million

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 7, 2012) – Elite young mares and broodmare prospects continued to be highly prized during the second day of selling at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which was headlined by the sale of graded stakes winners Pure Clan and Changing Skies (IRE) for $4.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively.

Pure Clan Sells for $4.5 Million at Keeneland November Sale

Grade 1 stakes winner Pure Clan, sold in foal to leading sire Bernardini, brought a final bid of $4.5 million from Brazilian Goncalo Torrealba of Stud TNT near the mid-point of Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Torrealba said the mare will go to Robert Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Kentucky.

“I like her physical a lot; the way that she won on both turf and dirt,” Torrealba said. “We are looking for good mares, and we just loved her.”

Kentucky Oaks Winner Plum Pretty Sells for $4.2 Million To Kick Off Keeneland November Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 6, 2012) – Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm to top Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Kentucky Oaks Winner Plum Pretty Sells for $4.2 Million at Keeneland November

Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1), sold for $4.2 million to Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm near the mid-point of Tuesday’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, as agent for John Fort’s Peachtree Stable, Plum Pretty is a four-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro out of the A.P. Indy mare Liszy. In addition to the Kentucky Oaks, she won the Apple Blossom (G1), Cotillion (G2) and Sunland Park Oaks for career earnings of more than $1.6 million.

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Begins Tuesday

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 1, 2012) – Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale – internationally renowned as the premier auction of its kind – will kick off Tuesday, November 6, at 10 a.m. ET.

The entire 11-day sale, which runs through November 16, will be streamed live on Keeneland’s website, Keeneland.com

Comprising the 3,958 lots cataloged are 1,890 broodmares and broodmare prospects, 1,691 weanlings, 363 horses of racing age, four yearlings, nine stallions and one share in Macho Uno. 

2011 Kentucky Oaks Winner Plum Pretty to be Paraded at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (October 8, 2012) – Fans will have the opportunity to meet 2011 Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Plum Pretty on Sunday, October 14, when she will be paraded in the Paddock before Keeneland’s fifth race.

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