Score colt heads another strong day at Keeneland
A SON of Even The Score, sire of this season's leading American three-year-old Dullahan, topped the eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Kentucky, on Tuesday when selling to Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables for $260,000.
The purchase brought Stonestreet's expenditure for the sale to $2.95 million on eight yearlings. However, they still sit some way behind Hamdan al Maktoum's Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd, who heads the leading buyers' list as the purchaser of $8.25 million worth of stock.
Tuesday's topper represented a major result for Kentucky breeder John Penn, who not only bred the colt and his dam, Runaway Grey, but also prepared and sold him through his Penn Sales. The colt is the fifth foal out of his winning dam and a half-brother to the Grade 3-placed Mystic Mama.
The eighth session maintained the positive momentum generated during the previous days of the sale by producing gains in each key areas. The aggregate and average each rose 22 per cent to $11,648,500 and $38,571 for 302 horses sold while the median leapt 20 per cent to $30,000.
The clearance rate rose from 71 per cent to 83 per cent.
European buyers remained active, among them Grove Stud, who spent $75,000 on a Speightstown half-brother to Middle Park Stakes runner-up Rebuttal, and BBA Ireland, who spent $40,000 on a son of Langfuhr.