Two horses – a weanling colt from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Vekoma and the winning 4-year-old Munnings filly Souper Munnings – each sold for $130,000 to highlight Tuesday’s ninth and penultimate session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
With one session remaining, 2,091 horses have sold for $208,879,800, rising 7.41 percent above last year’s $194,463,100 for the comparable period when 2,239 horses sold. The average of $99,895 is 15.02 percent higher than last year’s $86,653, and median of $40,000 equals last year.
Keeneland sold 265 horses Tuesday for $3,183,200, a 19.02 percent decrease from the eighth session of the 2021 November Sale, when total receipts were $3,931,400 for 289 horses. The average of $12,012 was 11.70 below $13,603 for the corresponding session last year. The median of $7,000 declined 22.22 percent from last year’s $9,000.
Christina R. Jelm, agent, purchased the top-priced weanling, who was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent. The third weanling by Vekoma to top a session of the November Sale, the colt is out of Gypsy Grey, by Giant’s Causeway, and from the family of Grade/Group 1 winners Chief Honcho and Poet’s Voice and Grade 3 winner Gemswick Park.
River Bend Farm paid $130,000 for Souper Munnings, who was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Live Oak Stud. Out of the winning Sky Mesa mare Mylitta, the filly is a half-sister to Grade 3-placed Judge Davis. She is from the family of Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow and Grade 2 winner Century City and Grade 3 winner Wow Me Free.
Eaton Sales, agent, also consigned the aforementioned Gypsy Grey, in foal to Midshipman, who was the day’s second high seller when she was acquired by Kildare Stud Farm for $90,000. The mare is out of Sheraton Park, a stakes-placed daughter of Cozzene.
A weanling filly from the first crop of Grade 2 winner Instagrand sold to Taproot Bloodstock, agent, for $80,000. Greenfield Farms, agent for Sierra Farm, consigned the filly, who is out of the Midnight Lute mare Sierra Song and from the family of Grade 2 winners Triple Tipple and Informed along with Grade 3 winner Discreet Hero.
C J Stables paid $75,000 for a weanling filly by Army Mule from the family of Grade 3 winner Agave Kiss. Out of the Pioneerof the Nile mare Mezcalita, she was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa.
Morning Frost, a 4-year-old daughter of Frosted from the family of Racing Hall of Famer Point Given, sold to Jody Huckabay, agent, for $70,000. Denali Stud, agent, consigned the mare, who is out of stakes-placed Live for Now, by Tiznow.
The session’s leading buyer was K.O.I.D., which spent $188,500 on 14 horses.
With sales of $384,800 for 29 horses, Taylor Made Sales Agency topped consignors.
Wednesday is the final day of the November Breeding Stock Sale. The session begins at 10 a.m. ET.
On Thursday, Keeneland will present the November Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction starts at noon.
All Keeneland sales are streamed live on Keeneland.com.