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Nownownow tops Keeneland Wednesday

NOWNOWNOW, winner of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf in 2007,  sold for $130,000 to top the Wednesday session of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale.

Richard Giacopelli purchased the five-year-old son of Whywhywhy out of the winning Exit to Nowhere mare Here and Now. Consigned as a racing or stallion prospect by Highclere Sales, agent, Nownownow is a half-brother to French stakes winner Marche de Paix.

Gerald Bortolazzo paid the session’s second-highest price of $110,000 for a colt by War Front from the consignment of Beau Lane Bloodstock. Out of the winning Virginia Rapids mare Legendary Lady, the colt is from the family of multiple stakes winners Song of Navarone and Celluloid Hero.

On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 251 horses for $2,487,200, for an average of $9,909 and a median of $6,000. Last year, 239 horses brought $2,253,900, for an average of $9,431 and a median of $6,000.
 
Following day 10 of the 13-day sale, 2,425 horses have grossed $144,303,000, for an average of $59,506 and a median of$22,000. At this point in 2009, 2,261 horses had been sold for $155,950,000, for an average of $68,974 and a median of $27,000.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £11,526,615
Dark Angel £3,698,431
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,697,844
Kodiac £2,224,685
Acclamation £2,088,768
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,301
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882