11/17/2016 7:26PM

Keeneland November: Declines close out Book 5


Book 5 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale closed on Thursday with significant declines across the board, headed up by the $120,000 racing prospect Pizmo Time.

The 10th session of the November sale saw 247 horses sold for revenues of $3,336,700, down 16 percent from last year’s comparable day of trade when 242 horses bought $3,963,600.

The average sale price declined 18 percent to $13,509 from $16,379, while the median dropped 10 percent to $9,000 from $10,000. The buyback rate finished at 24 percent, up from 22 percent during last year’s comparable session.

At the top of the market, the number of six-figure transaction fell from two to one, while horses sold for $50,000 or more fell from nine to eight.

Maryland-based Caves Farm bought session-topper Pizmo Time for $120,000.

The 3-year-old City Zip gelding has won one of seven starts in Maryland and Delaware for earnings of $76,384. He finished third in the Grover Buddy Delp Memorial Stakes in August at Delaware Park.

Pizmo Time was previously trained by Lawrence Murphy for the estate of Howard Bender, who died in September 2015. His remaining stock was dispersed at the Keeneland November sale, handled by consignor Eaton Sales.

Bred in Maryland by Bender, Pizmo Time is out of the winning Tale of the Cat mare Prom Time, who is the dam of two winners from three foals to race. He is from the family of Grade 1 winners Cavorting and Another Review, Grade 2 winners Promenade Girl, Dance Colony, Blueskiesnrainbows, Sparkling Review, and Rock Band, Grade 3 winner Fila Primera, Korean Horse of the Year Indie Band, and Dominican champion Amigazo.

The session-topping weanling, a Flat Out colt named Deedee’s Dennis, sold to RQH, Inc., for $82,000.

Bred in Kentucky Raffa, the dark bay or brown colt is out of the winning Kissin Kris mare Walkinforkisses, who is the dam of two winners from three runners. He is the most expensive foal to sell at public auction out of Walkinforkisses, who was purchased by Raffa for $26,000 out of the 2004 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

Kaizen Sales consigned the colt, as agent.

A pair of horses topped the broodmare market, each selling for $75,000.

Keith and Rachel McClelland bought She’s Ordained, a stakes-winning Ministers Wild Cat mare who went through the ring in foal to Mucho Macho Man, for her first pregnancy.

The 7-year-old mare won 15 of 43 starts over four seasons of racing for earnings of $469,650, highlighted by a win in the Willa on the Move Stakes, and in-the-money efforts in nine additional stakes races.

Bred in California by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, She’s Ordained is from the family of Grade 1 winner Include and Grade 3 winner Magic Broad.

She’s Ordained was sold as property of Adena Spings, who purchased the mare for $75,000 at last year’s Keeneland November sale.

Bloodstock agency Solis/Litt secured Silverbulletfolly, an unraced Vindication mare who was not sold in-foal. The 10-year-old’s first foal to race is the stakes-placed Mile High Magic.

Bred in Kentucky by Michael Pegram, Silverbulletfolly is a daughter of two-time champion Silverbulletday, putting her in the family of Grade 1 winners Shakin It Up and Forest Secrets, Grade 2 winner Rokeby Rose, Grade/Group 3 winners Govenor Charlie, Rumor Has It, and Big Wildcat, and Mexican champion Pachangera.

Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales agency consigned Silverbulletfolly, as agent, and led the session’s consignors by gross with 21 horses sold for $394,600.

K.O.I.D., a purchasing body of the Korean Racing Authority, was Thursday’s leading buyer, with eight purchases totaling $154,000.

Mucho Macho Man, a resident of Adena Springs, was the top covering sire by gross, with six in-foal mares sold for $146,500. He was also the day’s leader by average among those with three or more sold at $24,417.

At the end of 10 sessions, a total of 2,171 horses sold for $211,708,000, down 2 percent from the same point in 2015 when 2,200 horses brought $215,985,500.

The cumulative average sale price was down 1 percent to $97,516 from $98,175, while the median remained unchanged at $40,000. The 10-day buyback rate sat at 28 percent, up from 25 percent last year.

The Keeneland November sale continues daily through Nov. 20, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern.

For complete sale results, click here.