LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 17, 2017) – Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during Friday’s 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Buck Pond Farm, agent, consigned the daughter of the winning Successful Appeal mare Appealing Diva. Her family also includes Grade 3 winners Rocket Twentyone and Roman Threat.
With the purchase, Zawitz was the session’s leading buyer.
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 2,309 horses for $201,334,600 for a 5.78 decline compared to the first 11 sessions of last year’s sale when 2,382 horses brought $213,684,200. The average of $87,196 is just below last year’s $89,708, while the median of $35,000 rose 9.38 percent from last year’s $32,000.
On Friday, Keeneland sold 112 horses for $714,000, down 63.87 percent from the same session in 2016 when 211 horses grossed $1,976,200. The average of $6,375 was 31.93 percent below last year’s $9,366. The median of $3,500 decreased 30 percent compared to $5,000 last year.
Grand Oaks paid the day’s second-highest price of $45,000 for Renown, a 4-year-old daughter of Street Cry (IRE) in foal to Morning Line. Out of the stakes-placed Storm Cat mare Miss Kate, Renown is a half-sister to stakes winners Raconteur, Outplay and Katerbug, and from the family of Grade 1 winners Dream Deal, Crème Fraiche and Clear Mandate and Grade 1-winning stallion Strong Mandate. She was consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
Select Sales was the session’s leading consignor with sales of $142,800 for 22 horses.
Tomorrow marks the final day of the November Sale, with the session beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.