Brad and Misty Grady purchased the 4-year-old Tapit mare K J Warrior in foal to Kantharos for $235,000 to lead Saturday’s sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
The Gradys, who also bought the Empire Maker mare Archangelus for $120,000 and the Mineshaft mare Daring Prospect for $42,000, were the session’s leading buyers with the three purchases for $397,000.
On Saturday, 223 horses sold for a total of $7,236,400 for an average of $32,450 and a median of $20,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017.
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 1,316 horses for $165,074,900 for an average of $125,437 and a median of $67,000.
K J Warrior is out of the stakes-winning Harlan’s Holiday mare J Z Warrior, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner A Z Warrior, Grade 2 winner Jojo Warrior and Grade 3 winner E Z Warrior. She was consigned by Summerfield, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
Saturday’s second high seller I’m Pretty Strong, a 3-year-old daughter of Street Cry (IRE) out of Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Shared Account, by Pleasantly Perfect, sold to Boomer Bloodstock for Australian clients for $220,000. Consigned by Upson Downs Farm, agent, I’m Pretty Strong is from the family of Grade 2 winners Sapphire n’ Silk and Shaniko, Grade 3 winner Golden Itiz and stakes winner Colonial Flag.
En Fuego Stables bought the session’s top-priced weanling, paying $145,000 for a filly by Kitten’s Joy. Perrone Sales, agent, consigned the filly, who is out of the winning Honour and Glory mare Sunday Sport and from the family of Grade 1 winner Contredance.
Leading consignor Lane’s End, agent, sold 31 horses on Saturday for $986,000.