Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Update: Mare, In-Foal to Keen Ice, Sells for $57,000

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Q Bee, a winning daughter of Quality Road in foal to Keen Ice, sold to Arif Kurtel for $57,000 to lead Saturday’s 11th of 12 sessions of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Mill Ridge Sales, agent, consigned Q Bee, a 6-year-old mare whose dam is Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Pike Place Dancer, by Seattle Dancer. She is from the family of Grade 2 winner Petitionville.

On Saturday, Keeneland sold 169 horses for $1,311,500, for an average of $7,760 and a median of $5,000.

Cumulatively, 2,543 horses have grossed $199,592,400, for an average of $78,487 and a median of $28,000.

Cromwell Bloodstock paid $34,000 for Saturday’s most expensive weanling, a colt by Midshipman consigned by Scott Mallory, agent. Out of Canigetayesma’am, a winning daughter of Salute the Sarge, he is from the family of Grade 3 winner Mintage (FR).

Taylor Made Sales Agency is the session’s leading consignor by selling 12 horses for $204,500.

The leading buyer is K.O.I.D., which paid $151,500 for eight horses.

Sunday’s final session begins at 10 a.m. ET. The sale is streamed live on


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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