Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update: Filly Brings $102,000

From the Keeenland Media Team:

Stormy’s Song, a winning filly by Unbridled’s Song, brought $102,000 from Army Mule Partnership to top Wednesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

During this 10th session of the 12-day sale, 237 horses grossed $2,903,800 for an average of $12,252 and a median of $7,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017.

Cumulatively, 2,286 horses have sold for $187,191,400 for an average of $81,886 and a median of $32,000.

Hidden Brook, agent, consigned Stormy’s Song, a 4-year-old filly by Unbridled’s Song sold as a racing or broodmare prospect. She is out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Stormy Tak, a daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner Lady Tak.

“We’re real familiar with the whole family; we bred Stormy Tak (in a partnership),” Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm General Manager Jared Burdine said. “She’s going to go to (new Hill ‘n’ Dale stallion) Army Mule for a partnership there. We’re excited about him as a stallion.”

With the purchase, Army Mule Partnership was the session’s leading buyer.

Two horses sold for $85,000 each to be the day’s second-highest prices.

Rustlewood Farm paid that amount for Commentary, a 3-year-old filly by The Factor sold as a broodmare prospect. Out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Siren Serenade, Commentary is a half-sister to Grade 1 stakes-placed Luminance and from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Versailles Treaty and George Vancouver. She was consigned by Summerfield, agent.

Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm purchased Paulownia, in foal to Keen Ice, for $85,000 from Select Sales, agent. A 7-year-old mare by Quiet American out of the Lyphard mare Misty Dancer, Paulownia is a full sister to Quiet Dance, dam of Horse of the Year and sire Saint Liam; Grade 1 winner Funtastic; Quiet Giant, dam of Horse of the Year Gun Runner; Grade 3 winner Congressionalhonor and stakes winner Dance Quietly.

A filly from the first crop of Tourist was the day’s highest-priced weanling, selling for $50,000 to Stafford Pond Farm. Consigned by Endeavor Farm, agent, the filly is out of the stakes-placed Skip Away mare Blondz Away and is a half-sister to stakes winner Colonel Samsen and stakes-placed Summer Share.

Lane’s End’s Farm ranked as the session’s leading consignor, selling 33 horses for $585,600.

The November Sale continues through Friday with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The entire auction is streamed live

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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