(Keeneland / Photo by Gene McLean)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
I’ll Need A Little Luck acquired the highest-priced horse of Sunday’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when it paid $135,000 for the broodmare prospect Able to Smile, a 4-year-old winning daughter of Into Mischief.
Consigned by Indian Creek, agent, Able to Smile is out of multiple group winner and Grade 1-placed Teamgeist (ARG). She is a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner House Rules.
On Sunday, 265 horses sold for $5,235,300, for an average of $19,756 and a median of $12,000.
Cumulative sales through seven days are $140,214,700 for 1,512 horses, for an average of $92,735 and a median of $42,000.
John G. Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa went to $125,000 for the broodmare Stormy’s Song, in foal to Army Mule. The 6-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Stormy Tak is from the family of Grade 1 winners Lady Tak and Volatile.
Following Stormy’s Song in the ring was her first foal, a weanling colt by Army Mule, who sold to Castleton Stables for $80,000 to lead all weanlings during the session.
Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned both Stormy’s Song and her weanling colt.
Godolphin was the session’s leading consignor by selling 22 horses for $657,500. They included Zarmant for $90,000, Cafe Belle for $85,000 and Angel Craft for $80,000.
Glass Half Full Bloodstock bought Zarmant, a 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar in foal to Cairo Prince. Out of multiple Grade 1 Tout Charmant, she is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Dancing House and from the family of Grade 2 winner New and Improved.
Cafe Belle, a 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro in foal to Midshipman, sold to Sebastian Murat and Reynard Bloodstock. Out of Grade 3 winner Snowbell, by Tapit, she is from the family of Grade 2 winners Burmilla, Nannerl and Magicalmysterycat.
Halmar International purchased Angel Craft, a 17-year-old daughter of A.P. Indy in foal to Nyquist. Dam of Group 2-placed Artigiano, she is out of stakes winner Monaassabaat, by Zilzal, and is from the family of Group 2 winner Bitooh.
Halmar International spent a total of $223,500 for nine horses to lead buyers.
The November Sale continues Monday with the first of two sessions featuring horses of racing age. The auction concludes Wednesday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET.
The entire sale is streamed live on Keeneland.com.