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Quiet American filly tops Keeneland day five

THE Keeneland November breeding stock sale maintained its strong pace on the fifth day of trading, resulting in solid gains and the sale of a filly foal by Quiet American for $510,000.

Brad Kelley's Bluegrass Hall, the day's leading buyer, purchased the top-priced Quiet American filly foal from the complete dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans' Spring Hill Farm.

Out of the Lyphard mare Misty Dancer, the filly is a full-sister to Quiet Dance, dam of US horse of the year Saint Liam and stakes winners Congressionalhonor, Quiet Giant and Dance Quietly.

Kinsey, a four-year-old mare by Delaware Township in foal to Arch, brought the session's second-highest price of $260,000, paid by JMC Bloodstock, agent for Redmon Farm.

Consigned by Nursery Place, agent, the filly is a full sister to Grade 3 stakes winner Electrify and a half-sister to stakes winner Cream Only.

Keeneland sold 274 horses on Friday for $13,017,000, a 25.7 percent increase from 2010 when 277 horses brought $10,349,100.

The session average of $47,507 was up 27.1 percent from $37,361 in 2010, while the median increased 18.5 percent from $27,000 to $32,000.

Cumulatively, 1,073 horses have been sold for $180,311,200, up 51.8 percent from $118,752,100 for 1,120horses in 2010.

The average rose 58.4 percent from $106,029 to $168,044. The median of $77,000 is up 28.3 percent from last year's $60,000.






The November Sale continues through Thursday, November 17.





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