November Breeding Stock Sale Update: Gross Sales Exceed 2018

From the Keeneland Media Team:

On Friday, the 10th of 12 sessions of the 2019 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, cumulative sales reached $198,257,400 to exceed the total gross of $197,851,300 from the 2018 November Sale, which also covered 12 days.

To date this year, 2,370 horses have sold, for an average of $83,653 and a median of $31,000.

At $77,000, Friday’s session topper is Upandtotheright, a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner The Pamplemousse and stakes winner American Lady in foal to Connect who sold to Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa. The 3-year-old daughter of Creative Cause out of Comfort Zone, by Rubiano, was consigned by Lane’s End, agent, the session’s leading consignor with sales of $410,900 for 26 horses.

J & S Racing went to $70,000 for the session’s top-priced weanling, a colt from the first crop of Mohaymen consigned by James B. Keogh, agent. Out of Gayatri, by War Chant, he is from the family of Grade 1 winner Data Link, Grade 2 winners Kumari Continent and Roshani and Grade 3 winner Passion.

On Friday, Keeneland sold 202 horses for $1,941,400, for an average of $9,611 and a median of $6,500.

The leading buyer was K.O.I.D., which spent $86,500 for seven horses.

Saturday is the penultimate day of the November Sale. Sessions tomorrow and Sunday begin at 10 a.m. ET.

The sale is streamed live on Keeneland.com.

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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