11/18/2006 1:00AM

Stallion Acceptable sells for $75,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. – A $75,000 stallion brought the highest price Saturday at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale’s penultimate session.

Acceptable, a 12-year-old Capote horse, was the top-priced horse at the 13th session. He is a Grade 3 winner with more than $713,000 in earnings and has so far sired more than 150 winners, included such stakes winners as Jewels N Gems, My Misty Princess, and Argentine Grade 2 winner Cissy, among others. Acceptable is out of the Woodman mare Ms. Teak Wood, making him a half-brother to stakes-winner Military Major.

Richard Maybin purchased Acceptable from Richland Hills, agent.

The Saturday session sold 161 lots for gross receipts of $1,236,100, yielding an average price of $7,678 and a $5,000 median. The 2005 Keeneland November sale consisted of 12 sessions, so there was no comparable session last year. Through Saturday, the 2006 Keeneland November sale had achieved the second-highest gross in its history after selling 3,022 horses for $312,790,200. The 13-day average price stood at $103,504 and the cumulative median was $40,000 at the close of business Saturday.

The sale’s final session was to take place on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.