11/13/2010 3:53PM

Twisted Tale sells for $250,000 at Keeneland's sixth session

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A $250,000 Tale of the Cat broodmare was the session-topper Saturday at the Keeneland November breeding stock auction’s sixth session, which saw declines across the board.

Through Saturday, the 13-day auction had sold 1,385 horses for a total of $127,504,800, a drop of 9 percent from last year’s sale at the same point. In 2009, the sale had sold 1,285 horses for $139,417,100, including the high-grossing 38-horse Overbrook Farm dispersal. This year’s six-day average price was $92,061, which was 15 percent below the average price at the equivalent point in 2009, and the 2010 median of $45,000 was down 18 percent.

The 5-year-old session-topper Twisted Tale, a stakes-placed runner, was cataloged in foal to Indian Charlie. Totem Thoroughbreds purchased her from the Eaton Sales agency. Twisted Tale is a daughter of the Grade 2 winner and Grade 1-placed mare Call Now and earned $86,300 on the racetrack.

The session’s second highest price overall, and highest weanling price, was the $245,000 that BG Stables paid for Coin Broker, a weanling Tapit colt out of Pay On Demand. The Taylor Made agency consigned March foal. The bay colt is a half-brother to Grade 2-placed Ransom Demanded and five other winners, and he is from the family of two-time Grade 1-placed Copper State.