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Seventh day of
declines at Keeneland

THE Irish-bred Walklikeanegyptian topped the seventh session of the Keeneland November Sale when selling for $220,000 to Arch Bloodstock.

The Grade 3-placed daughter of Danehill, who is a three-parts sister to this season's Canadian Group 2 winner Callwood Dancer and Aidan O'Brien's promising juvenile Set Sail, was offered by Glen Hill Farm in foal to Perfect Soul.

However, figures once again plummeted across the board, with 240 horses selling for an aggregate of $7,417,500 and an average of $30,906, massive declines of 46 per cent and 43 per cent respectively. The median tumbled 38 per cent to $25,000.

The only bright spot of Sunday's trading was the clearance rate, which remained unchanged at 80 per cent.

As the session came to a close, Needham-Betz Thoroughbreds paid $150,000 for the DixielandBand mare Blink Twice in foal to Grand Slam. The eight-year-old mare is the dam of two winners from as many foals of racing age including the stakes-placed Capricious.

With no foals able to break the six-figure barrier, the accolade of top-priced weanling went to a daughter of first-crop sire War Front from Denali Stud, who was knocked down to El Scott Farm for $95,000.

The April-born filly is out of half-sister to this season's Grade 1 American Oaks heroine Pure Clan and from the immediate family of recent Grade 1 Frizette Stakes winner Sky Diva.

 

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TOP TEN

STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £1,143,037
Presenting £1,059,143
Beneficial £986,639
Oscar £896,303
Milan £863,940
Westerner £839,346
Flemensfirth £755,621
Kayf Tara £657,982
Midnight Legend £595,809
Stowaway £503,470