Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News
The sale of stakes winner Uptown Twirl, a half-sister to recent Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and probable 2-year-old champion male Classic Empire, for $1.075-M and the popularity of horses in the Complete Dispersal of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables generated increases in gross, average and median prices during Monday’s 7th session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Consigned by Lane’s End, agent and sold to Three Chimneys Farm, Uptown Twirl is the 19th horse to bring $1-M or more during the November Keeneland Sale, which began on 8 November It marks the 1st time a horse has brought seven figures during the second week of the November Sale.
On Monday, Keeneland sold 254 horses for $13,221,100, up 78.50% from the comparable session in 2015 when 256 horses sold for $7,406,700. The average of $52,052 jumped 79.91 percent from $28,932 last year. The median of $27,000 was 28.57 percent above $21,000 recorded in 2015.
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 1,408 horses for $193,177,300, down 2.40% from the $197,934,700 paid for 1,462 horses during the corresponding frame in Y 2015. The average of $137,200 was up slightly from last year’s $135,386, while the median of $65,000 is unchanged.
Classic Empire, by Pioneerof the Nile, also won Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in October and the Bashford Manor (G3) at Churchill Downs in July.
With the purchase of Uptown Twirl, Three Chimneys Farm was the session’s leading buyer.
Lane’s End also is agent for the Conquest Stables dispersal, which cataloged 111 broodmares and broodmare prospects, racing prospects, stallion prospects and weanlings to the November Sale.
On 8 November its Grade 1 winner My Conquestadory, in foal to Tapit, sold for $1.5-M to SF Bloodstock and Newgate Farm.
Monday, horses from the Conquest Stables dispersal accounted 6 of the 10 top-priced horses.
Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables paid the session’s second-highest price of $800,000 for Conquest Serenade, a 3-year-old filly by Unbridled’s Song. Out of the Regal Classic mare Sararegal, she is a half-sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Fatal Bullet and stakes winner Millennia.
Conquest Serenade has 2 wins in 4 starts with $74,800 in earnings.
Adena Springs Farm paid $480,000 for Conquest Vivi, a 2-year-old daughter of Court Vision who is undefeated in three starts at Woodbine this year, including the Nandi and Victorian Queen Stakes. Out of the Victory Gallop mare Keen Victory, she is a half-sister to stakes winner Conquest Enforcer, who is cataloged to sell Tuesday.
Sea Horse Breeders purchased Grade 2-placed Conquest Curlgirl for $400,000. The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin out of the Easy Goer mare Montera is from the family of Grade 1 winner Tiz Miz Sue and Grade 2-placed stakes winner Easyfromthegitgo.
Monday, the Conquest Stables dispersal sold 35 horses for $4,321,500. Cumulatively, the dispersal has sold 46 horses for $6,862,500. The dispersal continues Tuesday.
Lane’s End was the session’s leading consignor, selling 47 horses for $5,903,700.
Monday’s top-priced weanling was a colt from the first crop of Fed Biz sold to Machmer Hall for $170,000. VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of the Purge mare Ascot Momma and from the family of Grade 3 winners Five Star Momma and England’s Rose.
The November Sale continues through Sunday, 20 November, Sessions start at 10:00 a EST. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.