Total sales at Keeneland January surpass 2010
PARADISE Bound, a winning daughter of Pulpit, topped a quiet session of the Keeneland January Sale in Kentucky onThursday when selling for $110,000.
The five-year-old, sold as a broodmare prospect, was the only lot to reach six figures on a day when declines were registered across-the-board.
The aggregate declined 16 per cent to $1,876,500 for 230 horses sold. The average dropped 28 per cent to $8,519 while the median fell 16 per cent to $4,200. The clearance rate was 81 per cent.
However, the sale is set to post an increase in total sales from 2010 even though one day of selling remains; the total aggregate following four sessions is $24,354,850, three per cent above that recorded during the whole sale last year.
Roger Schipke of Colts LLC purchased Paradise Bound, who is out of the Grade 3-placed Devotion Unbrided. She was consigned by Warrendale Sales as agent for Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation.
Italian agent Federico Barberini paid $85,000 for the day's second-highest priced horse, stallion prospect Prussian. From the final crop of Danzig, Prussian was successful in the Grade 3 Summer Stakes as a two-year-old. He is out of Moyglare Stud Stakes third Crystal Downs, an Alleged half-sister to Arc runner-up Mubtaker.