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Figures continue to plummet at Keeneland

THE Keeneland November sale continued on Friday with precipitous across-the-board declines.

Turnoveron the day was down by 41 per cent to $1,778,400, from $2,993,700 in the same session in 2008. The average decreased by 41 per cent from $13,016 to $8,633, and the median was halved, from $10,000 to $5,000.

Two stallion prospects and a filly foal shared top lot honours for the day at $50,000.

Sudan, a six-year-old son of Peintre Celebre who won the Group 1 Gran Premio di Milano and the Grade 3 Golden Gate Fields Stakes after being transferred to be trained in the US, made that amount when bought by Marcel Zarour.

That price was matched by the stakes-winning four-year-old Grand Slam colt Grand Minstrel, who was purchased by agent Jason Hall.

The trio of $50,000 lots was completed by a filly foal from the first crop of Half Ours out of the unraced Meadlowlake mare Fine Prospect, who was purchased by Stoney Lane Farm.





King's Theatre £1,208,300
Presenting £1,095,372
Beneficial £1,002,099
Oscar £951,910
Westerner £882,168
Milan £881,688
Flemensfirth £831,322
Kayf Tara £690,079
Midnight Legend £607,151
Stowaway £509,224