Six-figure trio spark Keeneland second session

Wednesday, January 10th, 2024

Preposterous, a winning daughter of Union Rags in foal to Good Magic, sold for $200,000 Tuesday at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Indian Creek.

Three New York-breds, including a short yearling filly from the second crop of Authentic, sold for $100,000 or more to highlight the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Tuesday in Lexington.

Sinclair Thoroughbreds paid the highest price of the session, going to $200,000 to purchase the winning Union Rags mare Preposterous. Offered as Hip 478 in foal to champion Good Magic, the 10-year-old out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Krazy Kathy was consigned by Indian Creek, agent.

Bred by Fifth Avenue Bloodstock, Preposterous went 2-2-1 in 11 starts and earned $108,415. The wins came in her third start and final start, March 12 when she was also claimed for $40,000 by owner Darryl Abramowitz and trainer Horacio DePaz.

Hip 568, a daughter of 2000 Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic, sold for $120,000 to Avocet Bloodstock. Bred by Morera Breeding & MBR, LLC and foaled at Sequel Stallions New York in Hudson, the filly is the fourth foal out of the Scat Daddy mare Swak.

Hip 568, a filly by Authentic out of the Scat Daddy mare Swak, sold for $120,000 Tuesday at Keeneland. Photo courtesy of Mulholland Springs.

Consigned by Mulholland Springs, agent, the filly is a half-sister to the 2-year-old Not This Time colt Lucky Lord who sold for $150,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale; the 3-year-old American Pharoah filly Sarir, who finished fourth in her debut in mid-December; and the 4-year-old American Pharoah colt American Hustle, who has placed twice in six starts. MBR purchased Swak in foal to American Pharoah for $190,000 at the 2020 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip 438, the winning 5-year-old Twirling Candy mare Moam, commanded the third six-figure bid and sold for $100,000 to LBD Stable. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, Moam was offered in foal to Yaupon.

Bred by Stonewall Farm, Moam is out of the A.P. Indy mare Mindy Gold and is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner and $439,695-earner Sharp Starr, multiple stakes-placed $395,826-earner Papa Shot and four other winners. Moam won one of eight starts with two seconds and earned $69,670.

Keeneland reported sales on 27 of the 30 New York-breds offered Tuesday for a total of $1,065,200, an average price of $39,452 and median of $20,000. Eight of the nine New York-bred short yearlings through the ring on the day sold for $364,000, an average price of $45,500 and median of $45,000.

The sale continues with the third of four sessions at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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