From the Keeneland Media Team:

$80,000 Broodmare Precipitate Leads Wednesday’s Penultimate Day
of Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Precipitate, a 5-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile in foal to Tacitus, sold to James Wyenandt for $80,000 to be the highest-priced purchase of Wednesday’s next-to-last session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

From the family of champion Close Hatches, 2023 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Idiomatic and Grade 2 winner Tacitus, Precipitate was consigned by Lane’s End, agent for Juddmonte. On Tuesday, her half-sister Forenoon sold as a broodmare prospect to JCB Stables for $150,000.

Lane’s End, which sold horses that brought five of the 10-highest prices Wednesday, was the day’s leading consignor with sales of $593,600 for 34 horses.

For the session, Keeneland sold 258 horses through the ring for $3,065,300, a 28.93% decrease from the eighth day of the 2022 November Sale, when total receipts were $4,313,300 for 260 horses. The average of $11,881 was 28.38% below $16,590 for the corresponding session last year. The median of $9,250 declined 15.91% from last year’s $11,000.

With one session remaining in the auction, 1,873 horses have sold through the ring for $173,925,300, which is 15.45% below last’s year’s cumulative gross of $205,696,600 for 1,826 horses sold through eight days. The average of $92,859 is 17.57% lower than last year’s $112,649, while the median of $40,000 declined 20% from $50,000 last year.

Scarabea, a 5-year-old winning stakes-placed daughter of American Pharoah bred to Hightail for her first foal, sold Wednesday to The Racing Advisory for $75,000. Buckland Sales (Zach Madden), agent, consigned the mare, who is out of Grade 3 winner Starstruck (IRE), by Galileo (IRE), and a half-sister to stakes winner Turf War. Scarabea is from the family of Irish and English highweight Agnetha, Group 2 winner Areion and Group 3 winner Dancing King.

Lane’s End, agent, also consigned the day’s most expensive weanling, a colt by Tonalist purchased by Raylan Givens for $60,000. Out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Playful Humor, he is from the family of champion Pleasant Stage along with Grade 1 winners Marsh Side and Seattle Meteor.

Tonalist also is the sire of a weanling filly consigned by Lane’s End, agent, who sold to Boyd Crowder for $50,000. Out of the winning War Front mare Quant, she is from the family of 2023 Pennsylvania Derby (G1) winner Saudi Crown as well as Grade 1 winner Noble’s Promise, Grade 2 winner New Economy and Grade 3 winner New Normal.

Wednesday’s leading buyer was Triple Crown, which purchased 10 horses for $159,500.


Thursday is the final day of the November Breeding Stock Sale. The session starts at 10 a.m. ET.

On Friday, Keeneland will kick off the November Horses of Racing Age Sale at noon. Click here for the online catalog.

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