Weanling from family of Hard Spun, MSW Filibustin top NY-bred offerings in Kee Book 4

Monday, November 12th, 2018

By Sarah Mace

A weanling from the family of Hard Spun and Filibustin, a multiple stakes winning filly by Bustin Stones, led the way for the New York-bred contingent in Book 4 of Keeneland’s November sale. Cumulatively, through the first seven days of the 12-session sale, the New York-bred average price is rapidly closing in on the average price of the general population of the sale, and the New York-bred median is outstripping the overall median.

The top New York-bred weanling of Book 4 was Hip 1950, a dark bay or brown colt by Constitution from the family of Hard Spun. Bred by SF Bloodstock and foaled March 11, 2018, the youngster was purchased by Bruno DeBerdt, on behalf of Khalid Mishref for $62,000 from the consignment of Zach Madden’s Buckland Sales.

The Constitution weanling is out of Bethan, an unraced mare by Giant’s Causeway who has already produced three winners from three foals to start. Purchased by SF Bloodstock at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall mixed sale for $100,000 and out of stakes winner Turkish Tryst, Bethan is a half-sister to Darley stallion Hard Spun, earner of $2.6 million and Kentucky Derby runner-up in 2007. Another half-sibling, Our Rite of Spring, is a stakes winner.

Filibustin, who was hammered down to Susan Moulton for $150,000 as Hip 2451, was the top-priced New York-bred mare of Book 4. Offered as a racing/broodmare prospect, the 4-year-old dark bay/brown daughter of New York sire Bustin Stones has earned $245,840 and as a juvenile won the Joseph A. Gimma and Key Cents stakes. Bred by Luck Be a Lady Racing, foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, Filibustin is out of Sweet Aloha, also the dam of New York-bred multiple stakes winner Indy’s Lady. Filibustin’s third dam is a half-sister to champion 2-yer-old Capote, multiple Grade 1 winner Exceller and four more stakes winners.

Through Book 4, 74 of 204 New York-breds offered have changed hands for an average price of $106,311, which is fast approaching the overall sale average of $109,964. The buyback rate now stands at 36.3%. The New York-bred median performance is outstanding, as the median of $65,000 is outperforming the overall sale median of $52,000 by 25%.

The November Sale continues Monday with the first of two sessions that make up Book 5, which is highlighted by horses of racing age. The sale ends Friday, Nov. 16, with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The entire auction is streamed live at Click here for New York-bred hips.

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