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Keeneland sale: American Lady fetches $350,000
By Nicole Russo
The stakes-winning filly American Lady raised the bar during the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale on Friday, selling for $350,000 to Castleton Lyons to establish a new high price at the session.
A 4-year-old Stormy Atlantic filly, American Lady was offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency. Gabriel Duignan, who signed the ticket on behalf of Castleton Lyons, said the filly is likely to be retired and bred in 2013.
"I thought she was unbelievable physically," he said. "It's a nice family--it goes back into a very nice family."
American Lady won 3 of 8 career starts, earning $151,866. She won the Reminiscing Stakes in June at Hollywood Park and, most recently, was third in a division of the Bangles and Beads Stakes in September at Fairplex Park.
The filly is out of the winning Rubiano mare Comfort Zone, dam of six winners from as many foals to race. American Lady's half-brother is The Pamplemousse, winner of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes and Grade 3 San Rafael Stakes.
"I think it's a very talented family, and he was a very talented horse," Duignan said.