On Palm Sunday highlights third Keeneland session

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

On Palm Sunday, a Summer Front gelding selling in the complete dispersal of Patricia Generazio, brought $80,000 Wednesday at the Keeneland January sale. Photo courtesy of Denali Stud.

On Palm Sunday, a 4-year-old New York-bred Summer Front gelding from the complete dispersal of Patricia Generazio, sold for $80,000 during the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Wednesday in Lexington.

Two Hearts Farm II, LLC purchased On Palm Sunday, who is out of the Malibu Moon mare On Oaks Day and sold as Hip 1198 out of the Denali Stud consignment.

On Palm Sunday placed twice in six starts for Generazio and trainer David Donk, earning $27,900. He finished fourth in his most recent start, a 1 1/16-mile maiden claiming event on the turf Nov. 6 at Aqueduct.

Hip 1022, a colt by Street Boss out of the winning Dialed In mare Safta, brought the day’s highest price for a short yearling on a bid of $65,000 from Jim FitzGerald, agent. Bred by Nice Guys Stable LLC and SH Racing LLC, the colt was consigned by Burleson Farms, agent.

The colt is the second foal out of Safta, who is also the dam of the 2-year-old New York-bred Carpe Diem filly Mar G that sold for $8,000 at last year’s OBS October yearling sale.

Keeneland reported sales on 44 New York-breds during Thursday’s penultimate session for a total of $619,600, an average price of $14,082 and median of $6,750. Overall and including post-sale returns, Keeneland has reported 86 New York-breds sold for the first three sessions for a total of $3,808,100, an average price of $44,280 and median of $18,500.

The sale concludes with the final session at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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