NY-breds contribute to positive Keeneland November

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Stakes-placed Risky Mischief sold for $475,000, the highest price for a New York-bred at the Keeneland November sale. Photo courtesy of Paramount Sales.

By Tom Law

A dozen New York-bred weanlings sold for six figures and six New York-bred broodmares brought $200,000 or more to help factor into the positive returns realized during the 10-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale that wrapped up Wednesday in Lexington.

The stakes-placed Risky Mischief and graded stakes winner Robin Sparkles led the way for the Empire State, selling back-to-back during the opening session Nov. 7.

Risky Mischief, offered as Hip 145 by Paramount Sales, agent, sold for $475,000 to Breeze Easy LLC. Bred by Sanford Bacon and foaled at Birsh Family Farm in Amsterdam, the 5-year-old daughter of Into Mischief out of stakes winner Risky Rachel from the family of multiple New York-bred stakes winners Dancin Renee and Say Florida Sandy. She was sold in foal to Charlatan.

Grade 3 winner Robin Sparkles sold for $450,000 at Keeneland. Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo.

Robin Sparkles, offered as Hip 146 by Denali Stud, agent, sold for $450,000 to Candy Meadows LLC as a racing or broodmare prospect. Bred by Hibiscus Stables and foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, the 5-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality won nine of 18 starts and earned $531,793 for owner Michael Schraeder and trainer Bruce Brown.

Those two were part of a group of broodmares, broodmare prospects, racing prospects and others that fared well at the sale, as Keeneland reported sales on 52 of the 61 through the ring for $3,545,900, an average price of $68,190 and median of $30,000.

Keeneland also reported sales on 38 of the 51 New York-bred weanlings through the ring for $2,646,000, an average price of $69,632 and median of $47,500.

That group was led by Hip 953, a colt by Candy Ride that sold for $250,000 to Cavalier Bloodstock during the third session Nov. 9. Bred by Joe Fafone and out of the unraced Any Given Saturday mare Sweet Love, the colt was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent. The colt is the fourth foal out of the full sister to graded stakes winner and $661,130-earner Adventist and half-sister to stakes winners Dijeerr, Isn’t He Clever and Sharp Writer.

Hip 101, a filly by Munnings bred by Pine Ridge Stables LTD, sold for $230,000 at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

The second highest-priced New York-bred weanling sold during the opening session – Hip 101, a filly by Munnings who brought $230,000 from Bolter Bloodstock. Bred by Pine Ridge Stables LTD, foaled at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the filly is out of the Into Mischief mare Magic Mischief, a half-sister to graded stakes winner Temple City.

The sales of those New York-breds and others helped propel Keeneland to significant gains. Keeneland reported 2,245 horses sold for $210,027,700, an increase of 3.2 percent from last year’s $203,585,500. The overall average price came in at $93,554, up 13.5 percent from last year’s $82,423, while median dropped slightly from $37,000 in 2021 to $35,000 in 2022.

Hip 3514, a weanling filly foaled in New York and from the first crop of Honor A. P., brought the co-highest price overall during Wednesday’s final session on a bid of $45,000 from Upper Mill Stable. Bred by Arindel, foaled at Irish Hill Century Farm in Stillwater and consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, the filly is out of the winning Midshipman mare First Salute.

Selling continues for one more day Thursday at Keeneland with the horses of racing age sale starting at noon ET.

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