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Lady Alexander tops Keeneland day three

WEDNESDAY'S session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale was topped by the sale of stakes-winning filly Lady Alexander for $410,000 to Keith and Ginger Myers' Coteau Grove Farms.

Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent, as a racing or broodmare prospect, the four-year-old Lady Alexander is by Exchange Rate out of the Housebuster mare Lady Ironwood.
 
Keith Myers, who was not at Keeneland, was on the phone with auctioneer Tommy Assiter during the bidding.
 

Coteau Grove, a breed-to-race operation which is based in Sunset, Louisiana, currently owns seven broodmares and 20 horses in training. Glenn Delahoussaye, who serves as trainer and racing manager for Coteau Grove, indicated that Lady Alexander will continue to race and will be targetedfor a 5½f stakes race at Fair Grounds in December.
 
"She’s a beautiful legged filly; she has a nice long walk," Delahoussaye said. "She’s just a beautiful physical specimen. I thought it would be a good transition from racing to breeding. She's the type of mare that’s physically going to throw you a good foal."

Turnover on Wednesday was $21,249,100, at an average of $83,658 and median of $65,000.  Last year, gross sales were $26,833,000, at an average of $106,480 and a median of $75,000. A total of 254 horses were sold compared to 252 in 2009. 
           
"It was another good, consistent session," said Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell. "Again, as we've said before, it is difficult to compare November sessions from year to year because of dispersals. Last year at this session, we had two horses from the Overbrook Farm dispersal that sold for more than $500,000. Taking that into consideration, I’m happy with where we are at so far.”
 
During the first three days of the Keeneland November sale, 580 horses have been sold for $91,594,100, at an average of $157,921 and a median of $100,000.

During the corresponding period last year, 547 horses brought $98,484,500, for an average of $180,045 and a median of $110,000.

 

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