11/14/2011 7:07PM

Keeneland sale's eighth day ends with more gains


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Keeneland's November breeding stock sale continued to ring up remarkable gains in all financial categories when its eighth of 11 sessions ended Monday with gross receipts up 35 percent, the average price up 27 percent, and the median up 25 percent.

Monday's session-topper, and the only six-figure horse that day, was the $130,000 broodmare Onenightin Beijing. Glen Hill Farm bought the 4-year-old Indian Charlie mare, a granddaughter of Grade 1 winner Blush with Pride, one of the era's notable producers. Her daughters include the 2007 Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, dam of Belmont winners Jazil and Rags to Riches. She also is the dam of Maryinsky, who produced a European champion in Peeping Fawn.

Onenightin Beijing is a winner out of Blush with Pride's unraced Mr. Prospector daughter Goldminess, and she is a full sister to stakes-placed Underground. She was cataloged in foal to Forestry.

The Taylor Made sales agency consigned Onenightin Beijing.

The session sold 276 horses for $5,136,400, yielding an $18,610 average and a $15,000 median.

Through Monday, the auction so far has a 48-percent increase in gross receipts, a 49-percent jump in average price, and a 22-percent upswing in median price. Cumulatively, the auction's first eight days have sold 1,904 horses for $201,192,900, for an average price of $105,669 and a $36,500 median.

The Keeneland November sale was to continue through Thursday with sessions starting daily at 10 a.m.