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Weanlings again in demand at Keeneland

A WEANLING colt by promising young sire Medaglia D'Oro proved to be the highlight of Saturday's trading at the Keeneland November Sale when selling for $290,000.

However, declines were registered across the board for the sixth consecutive day with 203 horses selling for a total of $10,835,200, down 36 per cent, and an average of $53,375, down 21 per cent. The medianalso returned a decrease, falling 21 per cent to $42,000.

The clearance rate fell by six per cent to 69 per cent.

Stockplace purchased the session-topper, who is the second foal out of the winning Affirmed mare Vanity Flair.

The colt was offered by Eaton Sales, also the consignor of a Tiznow colt who was knocked down to agent Ben Glass for $285,000. The February-born colt is out of the triple winner Starboard Singer, a Hennessy half-sister to the Grade 2-placed First Lieutenant.

Saturday's top-priced broodmare was the Grade 3-placed Rich Fantasy, for whom Frank Stronach paid $260,000. The five-year-old daughter of Richter Scale is in foal to Street Sense.

 

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