Keeneland November Sale Update: Weanling Filly Gets $50,000 on Thursday

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Blue Sky Stables paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by Midshipman for the top price from Thursday’s 11th session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Keeneland sold 134 horses for $775,500 for an average of $5,787 and a median of $3,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017.

Cumulatively through 11 sessions of the 12-day sale, 2,420 horses have grossed $187,966,900 for an average of $77,672 and a median of $30,000.

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned the session topper, who is out of the winning Wildcat Heir mare Dancing My Way and from the family of Grade 3 winner Marshua’s Echelon.

With the purchase of the filly, Blue Sky Stables is the session’s leading buyer.

Two horses sold for $45,000 apiece.

Levy Bloodstock purchased the first, Fantastic Girl, a 3-year-old daughter of Pioneerof the Nile cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, she is out of stakes winner Ayla Bella, by Touch Gold, and is a half-sister to stakes-placed Lucky for You.

Also bringing $45,000 was a weanling filly by Point of Entry sold to Renee Dailey, agent. Gainesway, agent, consigned the daughter of the winning Grand Slam mare Grand Finesse who is from the family of Grade 1 winner Brocco.

Paramount Sales was the session’s leading consignor with sales of $165,000 for 20 horses.

Friday’s closing session of the November Sale begins at 10 a.m. 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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