Fourth consecutive day of declines at Keeneland
ALTHOUGH the first lot into the ring during Thursday's session of the Keeneland November Sale sold for $675,000, the day again ended with significant declines across the board.
A total of 201 horses changed hands for an aggregate of $16,556,000, down a massive 41 per cent. The average tumbled 31 per cent to $82,368 while the median crashed 30 per cent to $65,000.
The clearance rate slumped nine per cent to 65 per cent.
Southern Equine Stables struck for the opening lot and eventual session-topper, Danceinthesunlight.
Consigned by Anderson Farms on behalf ofSam-Son Farm, the three-year-old daughter of A P Indy is out of Canadian champion Dancethruthedawn, and carrying a foal from the final crop of Forest Wildcat.
Eric Guillot, representing Mike Moreno's Southern Equine Stables, suggestedthat the mare will visit the operation's Grade 2-winning juvenile Salute The Sarge in his first season at Walmac Farm next year.
Less than an hour later, Fox Tale Farm paid $370,000 for the dearest weanling of the session, a colt by Indian Charlie from Highclere Sales.
Out of the winning A P Indy mare Fapindy, the colt is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Point Me The Way.
Among the European buyers to remain active were Glidawn Stud, Stephen Hillen, Hugo Merry, Epona Bloodstock, Keith Harte, Meadowlands Stud, Cormac McCormack and BBA Ireland, who paid $400,000 for Sally Wood, a Woodman mare from the family of Hawk Wing in foal to El Corredor.