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Figures dip as Keeneland hits halfway point

Year  Sold  % sold  Aggregate  Average  Median
 2009  236  77 9,695,900  41,084  28,000
 2008  203  69 10,835,200  53,375  42,000

THE sixth session of the 13-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale concluded on Sunday with downturns registered across the board.

Altogether, 236 horses were sold for a total of $9,695,900 (down by 10 per cent from the $10,835,200 recorded on the comparable day last year), an average of $41,084 (down 23 per cent)  and median of $28,000 (down 33 per cent).

The turnover registered in the sixth session of the 2008 renewal of the sale was, in turn, 36 per cent down on the 2007 figure for the comparable day, with the median and average both down by around 20 per cent.

One ray of light this year was the clearance rate, which increased from 69 per cent to 77 per cent.

Top lot of the day was a colt foal by Malibu Moon out of Restless Cat, who formed part of the Overbrook Farm dispersal which has underpinned the top end of the market at this year's sale.

Total Dispersal Bloodstock bought the colt, whose dam is a sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Hennessy, for $250,000.

The next highest price of the day, $230,000, was paid by Mesquite Ranch for a Gainesway-consigned Rock Hard Ten filly foal out of the stakes winner Tuzia.






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