Negligee returned to the site of her former glory and made news again Jan. 10.
The winner of Keeneland’s Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) in 2009 for Sovereign Stable brought $625,000 during the lunch hour of the opening day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington. Fergus Galvin and Adrian Regan of Hunter Valley Farm purchased the 4-year-old daughter of Northern Afleet for a client they declined to identify.
“She’s a lovely filly; it’s very obvious,” Regan said. “Myself and Fergus both recommended her highly. At the moment, the plan is she’ll stay here (in the United States). It was a bit more than we wanted to pay, but it probably was a fair price. Two years ago she would have made more.”
Said Galvin: “She would have been a million-dollar mare two years ago.”