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Artie Schiller filly heads ninth day of Keeneland

A FILLY from the second crop of US turf champion Artie Schiller headed the ninth session of the Keeneland November Sale in Kentucky on Wednesday when selling to Bare Stable for $90,000.

Consigned by Elise W. Kendall during the final hour of the session, the filly is out of the second foal out of Canadian stakes winner Love A Ruckus.

Just minutes later, Rob McDonald paid $75,000 for Shadwell's Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap winner Abraaj, who was sold as stallion prospect.

The son of Carson City - a brother to Grade 3 winner and sire Leelanau - won five races and earned nearly $350,000 during his racing career.

At $70,000, the stakes-winning Secret Brook was the day's most expensive broodmare. Polo Green Stables purchased the daughter of Montbrook, who is in foal to first season sire Seeking The Dia.

Last year's comparable session produced a top price of $450,000, and the lack of similar fireworks this time around contributed to a hefty aggregate drop of 38 per cent to $3,336,700.

The average also suffered, falling 39 per cent to $14,139, while the median dropped a third to $10,000.

 

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