Eloquent Speaker sells for $350,000 at Keeneland November

Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Eloquent Speaker, a stakes-placed daughter of Flatter in foal to Quality Road, sold for $350,000 Thursday at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Bluewater Sales.

Eloquent Speaker, a stakes-placed earner of $251,380, commanded a final bid of $350,000 to highlight the New York-bred offerings in Book 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Boomer Bloodstock purchased the 6-year-old Flatter mare, offered as Hip 660 by Bluewater Sales LLC, agent, during Thursday’s second session of the sale. Eloquent Speaker, in foal to Quality Road, went 4-3-3 in 19 starts with a runner-up in the 2022 La Verdad Stakes at Aqueduct.

Bred by Fred Hertrich III and John Fielding, Eloquent Speaker is out of the unraced Brokenn Vow mare Spoken Not Broken.

Snicket, a stakes-placed 6-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid offered as Hip 885, sold for $240,000 to St. George Stables LLC during Friday’s session. Consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Highland. Yard LLC, Snicket is out of the winning Stormy Atlantic mare Ever So Pretty, who is a full-sister to Grade 1 winner Stormello and Grade 2 winner My Best Brother.

Bred by Stonewall Farm, Snicket originally sold to Highland Yard for $400,000 at the 2019 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training. She went 4-11-4 in 30 starts, earned $408,410 and placed in the 2022 Union Avenue Handicap at Saratoga Race Course and 2023 What A Summer Stakes at Laurel Park.

Book 2 also saw four weanlings bred and/or foaled in New York sell for an average of $52,500. Hip 412, a filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Yaupon, led that group on a bid of $70,000 from Chivalry Thoroughbred Racing LLC. Bred by Big Dom Racing Stable LLC and consigned by Turning Point Bloodstock, agent, the filly is out of the winning To Honor and Serve mare Pursuing Justice.

Out of Grade 2 winner and $392,830-earner Seeking the Ante, Pursuing Justice is the dam of the winning New York-bred 2-year-old Audible filly Lady Arwen and a New York-bred Tom’s d’Etat colt who sold for $85,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale.

The sale continues with the start of Book 3 and the fourth session at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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