Stakes winner Ocean Safari, a 4-year-old daughter of Temple City cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, brought $190,000 from Hugo Merry Bloodstock for Blue Diamond Stud to post the highest price of Tuesday’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the session’s leading consignor with sales of $1,374,000 for 38 horses, Ocean Safari is out of stakes winner Media Access, by Devil’s Bag, and is a half-sister to stakes winners Access to Charlie and Bear Access.
On Tuesday, Keeneland sold 272 horses for $7,067,000, a 24.40% decline from the seventh session last year when 279 horses grossed $9,349,400. The average of $25,985 was 22.46% below $33,510 in 2022, while the median of $19,000 dipped 5% from $20,000.
Cumulative sales with two days remaining in the auction are $170,860,000 for 1,615 horses, for an average of $105,796 and a median of $50,000. The gross was 15.16% lower than the same period last year when 1,566 horses sold for $201,383,300. The average declined 17.73% from $128,597 last year, while the median is 16.67% below $60,000.
Also on Tuesday, Woods Edge Farm acquired Carats and Cake, a 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini in foal to Good Magic, for $155,000. From the family of Grade 1 winner Wild Rush, Grade 2 winner Lewis Bay and Grade 3 winners Summer Raven, Misconnect, Winslow Homer and Lost Raven, she is out of Wild Summer, by Unbridled’s Song.
Woods Edge was Tuesday’s leading buyer, spending $195,000 for two horses.
JCB Stables paid $150,000 for Forenoon, a 3-year-old broodmare prospect by Arrogate from the family of champion Close Hatches, 2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) Idiomatic and Grade 2 winner and sire Tacitus. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Juddmonte, the filly is out of the winning Congrats mare Skywarn.
ELC Investments paid $125,000 for the session’s top-priced weanling, a colt by Tacitus consigned by Sally Thomas agent. A half-brother to stakes winners Dreamalildreamofu and Dream Central, he is out of the winning stakes-placed Deputy Wild Cat mare Dreamed to Dream.
Around the Sun, a 3-year-old winning Munnings filly cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, sold for $120,000 to Carolyn Conley, agent for Justice Stables. Consigned by Royal Oak Farm (Damian and Braxton Lynch), agent, she is out of the Galileo (IRE) mare Cavanaugh Park (IRE) and from the family of Group 1 winner Falco.