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Three Horses Sell for $300,000 Apiece to Lead Thursday at Keeneland November Sale

November 12, 2020

Three horses – Quality Heat, Sex Symbol and a weanling colt from the first crop of Mendelssohn – each sold for $300,000 to top results of Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Keeneland sold 227 horses for $13,153,000 on Thursday, for an average of $57,943 and a median of $42,000.

Cumulatively through four sessions of the 10-day auction, 748 horses grossed $115,681,000, for an average of $154,654  and a median of $90,000.

Bluewater Sales, agent, consigned Quality Heat and Sex Symbol.

Springbord Farm purchased Quality Heat, a stakes-placed 3-year-old filly by Quality Road. Cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, she is a full sister to Grade 2 winner Frank Conversation and from the family of Grade 1 winners Unusual Suspect and Golden Doc A. Her dam is the stakes-placed Unusual Heat mare Rushen Heat.

Springbord, which also paid $55,000 for a weanling filly by Mastery consigned by Bluewater, was the session’s leading buyer, spending $355,000 for two horses.

Green Lantern Stables/Patrick Masson, agent, acquired Sex Symbol, a 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo carrying her first foal by City of Light. Out of Grade 1 winner Icon Project, Sex Symbol is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Fashion Business and from the family of Grade 1 winner La Gueriere and Grade 2 winners and sires Lasting Approval and Munnings.

The $300,000 Mendelssohn weanling sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine. Four Star Sales, agent, consigned the colt, who is out of Abuntia, by Olmodavor. He is from the family of champion Susan’s Girl, multiple Grade 1 winner Copelan and multiple Grade 2 winner St. Joe Bay.

Spanish Star, a 6-year-old daughter of Blame who is a half-sister to Belmont (G1) winner Sir Winston and is in foal to Arrogate, brought the day’s second-highest price of $275,000 from Crestwood Farm, agent. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent, she is out of Grade 3 winner La Gran Bailadora and from the family of Canadian champion Woolloomooloo.

West Bloodstock, agent for Repole Stables, paid $270,000 for Bambalina, a 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini and champion Perfect Sting. She is carrying her first foal by Street Sense. Consigned by Hidden Brook, agent, Bambalina is a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Smart Sting.

The session’s leading consignor was Lane’s End, agent, which sold 35 horses for $2,113,000.

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The November Sale continues Friday with the second session in the two-day Book 3. The auction continues through Wednesday, Nov. 18 with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. 

The entire sale is streamed live on Keeneland.com.