Moonlight Sky brings $240k to lead Sunday's Keeneland Sale

HorseRacingNation.com
November 13, 2016 02:32pm
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Moonlight Sky, sold as a racing or broodmare prospect, brought $240,000 to lead Sunday’s sixth session of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Kern Lillingston Associates, agent for Triton Stables, purchased the 3-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa from the Denali Stud consignment. Moonlight Sky is a full sister to Dogwood (G3) winner Sky Girl and from the family of Grade 1 winner Bevo and Grade 2 winners Wilburn and Beethoven.

Cumulatively through six days of the 13-day sale, Keeneland has sold 1,154 horses for $179,956,200, down 5.55 percent versus 2015 when 1,206 horses brought $190,528,000. Average price of $155,941 dipped just below last year’s $157,983, while the median of $75,000 is 6.25 percent below the $80,000 recorded in 2015.

On Sunday, the second of two sessions in Book 3, 233 horses brought $10,147,000, a decrease of 13.64 percent from last year’s corresponding session when 238 horses grossed $11,750,000. The average of $43,549 was down 11.79 percent from $49,370 in 2015. The median of $35,000 was down 12.50 percent compared to $40,000 last year.

Northface Bloodstock acquired the day’s highest-priced weanling, paying $180,000 for a daughter of Uncle Mo. Consigned by James B. Keogh (Grovendale), agent, the filly is out of the El Corredor mare Savviest and from the family of Grade 1 winner Tactical Cat. 
Sallusto & Albina, agents, were the day’s leading buyer, buying two horses for a total of $350,000.

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, was the session’s leading consignor, selling 26 horses for $1,336,000.

The November Sale continues through Sunday, Nov. 20.  Sessions start at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.

Source: Keeneland Association

 

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