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No let-up on day four
at Keeneland sale

THE tough times continued on Thursday at Keeneland's January Sale with the aggregate and average both down 49 per cent from 2008, and the median divingby 60 per cent from last year's $20,000 to $8,000. A total of 239 horses were sold both today and in 2008.  

Yearlings dominated the day led by a Street Cry filly who sold for $125,000. Front Range Farm purchased the half-sister to multiple stakes winner Dash of Humor from Tom Evans's Trackside Farm.  

A colt by Broken Vow out of Interborough Handicap (G3) winner Go Again Valid brought the second-highest price of $92,000 from Sugar Valley Farm. The colt was consigned by John Stuart's Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services.  

Over four days, the total receipts of $28,978,000 are down 53 per cent from the $62,912,300 fetched in 2008. The average and median have halved: the average from $69,440 to $32,892 and the median from $30,000 to $15,000.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £2,351,595
Presenting £2,167,602
Kayf Tara £2,067,310
Oscar £1,551,605
Flemensfirth £1,549,629
Midnight Legend £1,344,171
Milan £1,311,883
Beneficial £1,308,727
Westerner £1,215,320
Shantou £874,378