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Divine colt tops tenth day of Keeneland

A SON of Divine Park was the sole six-figure yearling during the penultimate session of the Keeneland September Sale in Lexington, Kentucky, on Thursday.

Cromwell Bloodstock paid $110,000 for the colt, who is out of the Skip Away mare Window Woman and a half-brother to this season's Grover (Bud) Delp Memorial Stakes winner Window Boy. He was consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services.

Although the average dropped marginally from 2011 to $17,500, the median rose 17 per cent to $14,000. In all, 225 horses - 91.5 per cent of those offered - were sold for a total of $3,937,500.

With one day remaining in the sale, 2,370 horses have been sold for a total of $217,976,500 versus gross sales of $220,318,600 for 2,539 horses sold during 11 sessions in 2011. The average of $91,973 is running six per cent ahead of last year's figure of $86,774 while the median of $50,000 represents a 25 per cent rise.

 

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