Lady Eli Brings $4.2 Million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock

(Lady Eli snatches $4.2 Million at Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

From the Keeneland Media Team:

Champion Lady Eli, in foal to War Front for her first foal, sold to John G. Sikura/Hill ‘n’ Dale for $4.2 million on Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Lady Eli, a 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park.

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Lady Eli, a 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park.

Steven W. Young, agent, paid $4 million for Grade 2 winner My Miss Sophia, in foal to War Front, from the consignment of Lane’s End, agent. By Unbridled’s Song, the 7-year-old daughter of Langfuhr is a half-sister to Florida Derby (G1) Materiality.

My Miss Sophia

Key to My Heart (IRE), a daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, sold to Summer Wind Equine for $1.75 million Eaton Sales, agent, consigned the 4-year-old Key to My Heart, whose dam is the Grade 1-winning Bernardini mare A Z Warrior.

Eaton Sales, agent, sold Pretty Perfect (IRE), a Group 3-winning daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, for $1.125 million to Town & Country Horse Farms.

Galileo’s Song (IRE), a 5-year-old graded stakes-placed daughter of Galileo in foal to Curlin, sold to Shimokobe Farm/Polo Green Stable, agent, for $1 million.

Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Galileo’s Song, who is from the family of Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song.

Eaton Sales, agent, also sold a Tapit weanling filly out of champion La Verdad to Whisper Hill Farm and Three Chimneys Farm for $800,000.

Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales sold a weanling daughter of Tapit who is a half-sister to champion Arrogate for $750,000. Out of Bubbler, by Distorted Humor, she was purchased by Clearsky Farms and Rac 04 Racing.

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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