(Divine Queen / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Steady trade continued during Friday’s fifth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, led by the sale of stakes winner Divine Queen for $270,000 to Avout Bloodstock.
A 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park out of stakes winner Town Queen, by Williamstown, Divine Queen is a half-sister to Buffalo Trace Franklin County winner Queen’s Award and to Hour Queen, dam of Hagyard Fayette (G2) winner The Player. She was consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect by Trackside Farm, agent.
On Friday, the final day of the Book 3 catalog, Keeneland sold 235 horses for $13,032,000, for an average of $55,455 and a median of $42,000.
Through five sessions of the 10-day auction, 982 horses have sold for $128,701,000, for an average of $131,060 and a median of $75,000.
Gottahaveaholiday, a 6-year-old broodmare prospect by Harlan’s Holiday whose Grade 1-winning half-sister, Dayoutoftheoffice, was second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) Saturday at Keeneland, brought the day’s second-highest price of $240,000 from Coteau Grove Farms/Cary Bloodstock, agent. Out of the winning Indian Charlie mare Gottahaveadream, Gottahaveaholiday is from the family of Grade 1 winners Here Comes Ben, Race the Wild Wind, Albertus Maximus and Daredevil. She was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Taylor Made was the session’s leading consignor, selling 23 horses for $1.52 million.
The day’s highest-priced weanling was a colt by Nyquist purchased by Sycamore for $225,000. Consigned by Mulholland Springs, agent, he is out of the El Corredor mare Senorita Corredora and is from the family of Grade 3 winners Dark Nile, Thatlookonyerface and Lou Brissie.
Sycamore acquired a total of five horses – all weanlings—Friday for $640,000 to lead buyers.
Morris Bloodstock Services, agent for Waldorf Farm, paid $200,000 for Storm Crossing, a 10-year-old daughter of Tiznow offered in foal to Munnings. She is the dam of stakes-placed Kansas Kis. Out of stakes winner Storm Alert, by Storm Cat, Storm Crossing is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Utopian. She was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.
A weanling colt by Practical Joke out of the Rahy mare Miss Utada sold for $185,000 to Fish Stables. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, he is a half-brother to multiple Grade 2 winner Secret Gypsy and from the family of Group 1 winner Possessive Dancer and Group 3 winner Colmore Row.
Two horses sold for $180,000 each.
The first was a weanling colt by Speightstown sold to Rascal Bloodstock. Blue Heaven Farm consigned the colt, who is out of the winning Tapit mare Wild Ridge and from the family of Grade 3 winners Wild Gams and Cazadero.
Bluewater, agent, paid $180,000 for the Distorted Humor mare Acting Class, who is in foal to Bolt d’Oro. Out of the A.P. Indy mare Classicism, Acting Class is the dam of graded stakes-placed Classy Act. Hill ‘n’ Dales Sales Agency, agent, consigned the mare, who is from the family of champion Tempera, Canadian champion Rainbows for Life, Group 2 winner Colour Chart and Group 3 winner Equerry.
The November Sale continues Saturday and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 18 with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
The entire sale is streamed live on Keeneland.com.