Updated on 11/12/2011 8:42PM

Keeneland sale: Street Sense colt brings $250,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. - After five consecutive days of large gains, Keeneland’s 11-day November mixed sale continued that trend at its sixth session on Saturday.

A weanling Street Sense colt, a half-brother to graded winner Richbabe, brought the session’s top price of $250,000 in the last minutes of the auction Saturday. Vail Equine bought the April 4 foal, a bay colt, from Dapple Stud’s agency.

Through Saturday, the 11-day auction has grossed $189,163,900 from the sales of 1,344 horses. That’s up 48 percent from the auction aggregate at the same point last year, when 1,385 horses had sold. The $140,747 average price and $60,000 median also are up by 53 percent and 33 percent, respectively.

The Taylor Made Sales agency consigned the session-topper, Jera. The 14-year-old Jeblar mare is a stakes winner out of Mavera, by Reviewer. In addition to graded winner Jeranimo, Jera also has produced stakes-placed Tizthen and Wealthy Aviator. She was cataloged in foal to Eskendereya.

At Friday’s fifth session, Bluegrass Hall bought the $510,000 session-topper, a weanling full sister to the dam of 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam. The Quiet American filly sold as part of the late Ned Evans’s Spring Hill Farm dispersal. Lane’s End, agent, acted as consignor.

Friday’s highest-priced broodmare was $260,000 Kinsey, a 4-year-old Delaware Township filly in foal to Arch. Kinsey is a full sister to Grade 3 winner Electrify and a half-sister to stakes-winner Cream Only and winner Rothko. Nursery Place, agent, consigned Kinsey.

Through Friday, the most recent complete session, 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 to 18 percent at 2010’s fifth session.

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