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Powerscourt colt tops day 12 of Keeneland

A SON of Aidan O'Brien's Arlington Million hero Powerscourt topped Saturday's session of the Keeneland September Sale in Kentucky when selling to Tony Lacy on behalf of Malih Al Basti, who campaigns recent Mill Reef Stakes runner-up Angel's Pursuit.   

A half-brother to Grade 3 winner Ravalo, the colt is out of the Southern Halo mare Momentary Hope, who was purchased by his breeder, Heaven Trees Farm, for just $17,000 in 2003.

Vendors continued to endure a tough market at Kentucky's largest yearling sale. During Saturday's session, Keeneland sold 235 horses for a total of $2,587,200, which was down 24 per cent per cent. The average decreased 20 per cent to $11,009, while the median crashed 39 per cent to $5,500.

As the marathon sale enters its final stages, the aggregate is down 41 per cent to $189,663,800 for 2,779 horses sold. The average has fallen 36 per cent to $68,249 while the median has plummeted 40 per cent to $50,000.

The only other yearling to break the six-figure barrier during Saturday's session was a colt by Indian Charlie, who sold to D & E Racing for $120,000. Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services consigned the colt who is out of a sister to Grade 2 winner Lord Carson




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