11/15/2006 12:00AM

Keeneland sale continues well


One day after the promising 3-year-old colt Spring at Last fetched a session-topping $675,000 bid from J. Paul Reddam, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale continued to see lively trade in the middle market on Wednesday, the two-week auction's 10th session.

Wednesday's session topper was the $300,000 filly Coronado Rose. Jack G. Jones Jr. bought Coronado Rose, a 4-year-old stakes winner, from Asmussen Horse Center, agent. The filly is a daughter of Coronado's Quest and the Nureyev mare Lakabi. She was cataloged as a broodmare prospect.

Six horses, including the session topper, brought bids of $100,000 or more on Wednesday. Through the 10th session, the sale has sold 2,409 horses for gross receipts of $304,755,500, up 7 percent from last year's 10-day cumulative total. The cumulative average price of $126,507 was up 6 percent, and the $55,000 median was up dramatically, by 29 percent.