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Champagne Eyes tops Keeneland day seven

FOUR-year-old filly Champagne Eyes became the top lot on day seven at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale on Monday when knocked down to Justin Richardson for $95,000.

The daughter of Flatter is the winner of three races, one as a juvenile, and was Listed-placed. Champagne Eyes was consigned by Bluewater Sales LLC, which was also responsible for the second-highest prices lot, Cocktail Attire.

The Distorted Humor four-year-old was a black-type winner at three, and went to agent Luis Seglin for $90,000.

Eaton Sales consigned Kumari Continent, a 12-year-olddaughter of Kris S who won the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks and was second at Grade 1 level, on behalf of Overbrook Farm.

She has had only two foals to race so far, both in the UK. The oldest is Fowey, now five, who she was a moderate maiden, but her half-brother Elusive Trader was placed on his first two starts before winning a Beverley maiden.

Kumari Continent was sold to Herman Sarkowsky and Martin Wygod for £87,000.

The top-priced foal was a Tapit filly from an unraced mare, who herself is out of a sister to the top-class Mademoiselle Forli. She went to Albert Davis for $82,000.

The average price in the seventh session was $23,230, down 25 per cent from $30,927 last year. The median was also down, by 20 per cent from $25,000 to $20,000. Last year's top lot, Walklikeanegyptian, sold for $220,000.

 

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