Updated on 11/11/2011 8:56PM

Full sister to Saint Liam's dam sells for $510,000 at Keeneland


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale posted a fifth consecutive day of dramatic gains across the board Friday at its fifth of 11 sessions. And, once again, it was a horse from the late Ned Evans’s Spring Hill consignment featured prominently. This time, a $510,000 Quiet American weanling, a full sister to the dam of 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam, topped the session.

Bluegrass Hall bought the bay weanling late in the session. The Lane’s End sales agency consigned her on behalf of the Evans estate. Offered as Hip No. 1575, the April 26 foal is a full sister to the graded-placed stakes winner Quiet Dance, dam of Saint Liam and such other graded winners as Congressionalhonor and Quiet Giant, as well as stakes winner Dance Quietly and Grade 2-placed American Dance. Quiet Dance also is the second dam of Grade 1 winner Buster’s Ready, who sold earlier in the Keeneland November auction for $2.4 million; Alain and Gerard Wertheimer were her buyers.

The Friday session’s highest-priced broodmare was $260,000 Kinsey. Redmon Farm (JMC Bloodstock, agent) bought the 4-year-old Kinsey, a daughter of Delaware Township. Kinsey is a full sister to Grade 3 winner Electrify and a half-sister to stakes winner Cream Only and Rothko, a Padua Stables 3-year-old who won last out by more than six lengths, extending his recent win streak to three. Rothko is by Arch, and Kinsey was cataloged in foal to that stallion.

Nursery Place, agent, consigned the session-topper.

The Friday session’s top-priced weanling was the $175,000 Street Boss colt out of Kinsale Lass, by Royal Academy. The Taylor Made Sales agency sold the Feb. 19 colt to Walnut Hill Stables.

Through Friday, the auction had sold 1,073 horses for $180,311,200. That was 52 percent more than the gross through last year’s fifth session, when 1,120 horses had sold. The cumulative average price on Friday stood at $168,044, up 58 percent, and the $77,000 median was up 28 percent. Cumulative buybacks were level with last year at 21 percent.

For the session, Friday’s auction sold 274 horses, three more than on day five last season, for $13,017,000, a gain of 26 percent. The $47,507 session average represented an increase of 27 percent, and the $32,000 median also was up, by 19 percent. But buybacks rose to 20 percent, as compared with 18 percent at 2010’s fifth session.

The sale continues through Nov. 17, starting each day at 10 a.m.