11/14/2006 12:00AM

Keeneland sale surpasses '05 gross


Keeneland's November breeding stock sale entered its second and final week with continuing gains that kept the auction on a record pace.

The bottom line was boosted considerably on Tuesday when a 3-year-old colt named Spring at Last brought $675,000 to top the auction's ninth session.

Through Tuesday, with five days remaining, the sale already had surpassed its total gross for 14 days last year. After Tuesday's session, the auction had sold 2,169 horses for $298,422,400. The entire 2005 auction grossed $289,602,900.

Tuesday's session grossed $7,615,000, up 14 percent, for 248 horses. The ninth-day average of $30,706 was up 12 percent, and the $22,000 median was up 22 percent.

J. Paul Reddam purchased Spring at Last, a half-brother to Reddam-owned Sharp Lisa, a Grade 1 winner. Spring at Last is by Silver Deputy out of Winter's Gone, by Dynaformer. He already has won 2 of his 5 starts this season, most recently scoring by 7 1/2 lengths in an Aqueduct allowance on Nov. 11. WinStar Racing, agent, sold the colt.