Dam of Stardom Bound tops difficult third day
FALLING receipts and a low clearance rate continued to dominate the Keeneland November Sale on Wednesday as the third session closed with massive decreases across the board.
Stardom Bound: dam sells
Day one of Book Two saw 224 horses sold foran aggregate of $24,698,000, a massive decline of 42 per cent. The average plummeted 33 per cent to $110,259 while the median crashed 28 per cent to $82,500. The clearance rate dropped from 80 per cent to 72 per cent.
My White Corvette, dam of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies heroine and champion two-year-old filly elect Stardom Bound, proved to be the highlight of a difficult session when knocked down to Barry Weisbord on behalf of celebrity chef Bobby Flay for $825,000. Only on Sunday, Stardom Bound was purchased by IEAH Stables for $5.7m at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale.
My White Corvette's vendors, Carolyn and Fletcher Gray, who sold her through Hunter Valley Farm, opted not to cover the mare this year. Weisbord later suggested that the daughter of Tarr Road is likely to visit Stardom Bound's sire Tapit next season.
My White Corvette was offered alongside her weanling filly by Lion Heart, who was knocked down to Gus Bell for $350,000. However, it later transpired that she had been bought back by the Grays.
As the session drew to a close, Eldon Farm Stud paid $330,000 for an El Corredor weanling colt from Hill ‘n' Dale Sales Agency. The April-born colt is out of the stakes-placed Copelan mare Boundless Beauty and a half-brother to Listed winner Make Mine Minnie.