(Vekoma / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Frankie’s Stable paid $215,000 for a weanling filly from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Vekoma to lead Saturday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Out of Truckstop Diamond, a winning daughter of Flat Out, the filly is from the family of Grade 2 winner Gold Meadow Dancer. She was consigned by Grovendale Sales, agent.
Keeneland sold 246 horses on Saturday for $9,596,900, a dip of 8.66 percent from the sixth session last year when 271 horses brought $10,507,100. The average of $39,012 is slightly above $38,772 from 2021, and the median of $30,000 is 15.38 percent higher than last year’s $26,000.
Through six sessions, a total of 1,287 horses have sold for $192,033,900 to mark an 8.67 percent increase over the corresponding period last year when 1,391 horses brought $176,713,100. The average rose 17.45 percent from $127,040 to $149,210, while the median of $77,000 is 2.67 percent above $75,000 from last year.
Street Slayer, a 3-year-old filly by Street Sense who is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Biddy Duke, was purchased by JCB Stables for $170,000. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, she is from the family of North American champions Folklore and Essential Quality and Japanese champion Contrail. Street Slayer’s dam is the winning Ghostzapper mare Ghostslayer.
Lane’s End was the session’s leading consignor with sales of $1,459,500 for 34 horses.
Doc Girl, a 4-year-old winning daughter of Elusive Quality in foal to Frosted, sold to BBA Ireland for $165,000. A half-sister to stakes winner Doc Boy, she is from the family of champion Perfect Sting and Grade 3 winner Smart Sting. Doc Girl, who was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent, is out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Peggy May.
Two horses sold for $150,000 each.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing paid the amount for a weanling colt by Liam’s Map consigned by Lane’s End, agent. Out of Bitter Lemon, by Lemon Drop Kid, he is from the family of Grade 2 winner Snit and Grade 3 winner Blind Date.
Grapevine, a 4-year-old winning daughter of Flatter in foal to Volatile, sold for $150,000 to Girvin’s Girls. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, she is out of the Grade 3-winning Indian Charlie mare Rumor and from the family of champion Phone Chatter and Grade 1 winners Dixie Chatter and In Lingerie.
The session’s leading buyer was Pin Oak Stud, which paid $362,000 for four horses.
The November Breeding Stock Sale continues Sunday and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 16, with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Keeneland will present the November Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction starts at noon.
All Keeneland sales are streamed live on Keeneland.com.
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