(Keeneland / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Three Ontario-bred fillies from families of Canadian champions – led by a $320,000 filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Collected – commanded the highest prices of Tuesday’s eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Anderson Farms, agent, consigned the session topper, who sold to Speedway Stables. She is out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Bezzera, a full sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Wonder Gadot and a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Hard Not to Love.
On Tuesday, Keeneland sold 313 horses for $20,569,000, for an average of $65,716 and a median of $45,000. Cumulative sales are $326,782,000 for 1,801 yearlings sold through the ring, for an average of $181,445 and a median of $120,000.
Two closely related fillies consigned by Canada’s Sam-Son Farm brought $300,000 and $295,000.
Ben McElroy, agent, purchased the $300,000 filly, a daughter of Bernardini out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Siren’s Song. She is from the family of Canadian champions Comet Shine and Irish Mission.
The filly’s second dam is stakes winner Misty Mission, by Miswaki, also the second dam of the $295,000 filly, a daughter of Pioneerof the Nile, sold to CJ Thoroughbreds. She is the first foal of stakes winner Mythical Mission, by Giant’s Causeway, a full sister to Irish Mission.
A daughter of Shaman Ghost whose half-brother is multiple Grade 1 winner Dortmund sold for $270,000 to White Birch Farm. Consigned by Bona Terra Stud, agent, the filly is out of stakes winner Our Josephina, by Tale of the Cat, and from the family of champion Lakeville Miss, Grade 1 winner Mogambo and Grade 3 winner I’m a Looker.
Quarter Pole Enterprises paid $250,000 for a filly by Munnings out of stakes winner Tensas Harbor, by Private Vow. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, she is from the family of Grade 3 winner Storm On the Loose.
The session’s leading buyer was Gentry Farms, which paid $497,000 for four yearlings.
Taylor Made Sales Agency, agency, led consignors, selling 31 yearlings for $2,168,000.
The September Sale continues tomorrow and runs through Friday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET.
The entire September Sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.