11/06/2006 1:00AM

Madcap Escapade brings $6M


Madcap Escapade, a Grade 1 winner and millionaire in foal to A. P. Indy, sold for $6 million as the early leader at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale's opening session Monday in Lexington, Ky. John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm purchased the 5-year-old mare, who is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Dubai Escapade.

Sikura called the purchase "a long-term investment in a very special racemare" and said he hoped she would produce a sire in the future. Claiborne Farm, agent, sold Madcap Escapade; the mare is carrying her first foal.