LEXINGTON, Ky. – Bob and Jackie, a stakes-winning, 4-year-old son of Twirling Candy who was third in the Oct. 3 City of Hope Mile (G2) at Santa Anita, was the top-priced horse of Monday’s eighth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale when he sold to Price/Recio Bloodstock, agent for Calvin Nguyen, for $190,000.
Bob and Jackie, who was supplemented to the November Sale, was consigned by St George Sales, agent. Out of the Eskendereya mare Fateer, he has won four of eight starts, including the Wickerr, Let It Ride and Eddie Logan, and earned $209,551.
With the lone purchase, Price/Recio Bloodstock was the session’s leading buyer.
On Monday, Keeneland sold 256 horses for $3,797,300, for an average of $14,833 and a median of $8,000.
Cumulatively through eight sessions, 1,768 horses have sold for $144,012,000, for an average of $81,455 and a median of $32,000.
Also supplemented to the sale and consigned by St George Sales, agent, was Alex Joon, a 3-year-old Flatter colt who sold to Donald K. Strickland for $120,000. Second in a Churchill Downs allowance race on Oct. 29, Alex Joon scored his first win at Churchill in December 2019.
Convinced, a 5-year-old daughter of Tiznow whose dam, Tap of the Day, by Pulpit, is a full sister to leading sire Tapit, sold to Four Star Sales for $85,000. Vinery Sales, agent, consigned the mare, who is in foal to Maclean’s Music. Her family includes champion Rubiano as well as Grade 2 winners Madefromlucky and Dubleo.
McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent, paid $77,000 for Well Hello, a 5-year-old daughter of Quality Road carrying her first foal by Outwork. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, she is out of the winning Not For Love mare Just Say Goodbye and from the family of Grade 2 winner Wicapi and such as stakes winners as Water Cannon and Jet Run.
The next two top-priced horses were weanlings from the first crops of their respective sires: a filly by Free Drop Billy for $72,000 and a filly by City of Light for $70,000.
Spendthrift Farm purchased the daughter of Free Drop Billy, who was consigned by Vinery Sales, agent. Out of the winning Stormy Atlantic mare Help the Children, she is from the family of multiple Grade 3 winner Humble Clerk.
VIP Farm acquired the filly by City of Light, who is out of winner Union Prayer, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Vinery Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm, she is from the family of Grade 1 winner Malibu Prayer and Grade 2 winners Tap Dance, Valid and Silverside.
The session’s leading consignor was Lane’s End, agent, which sold 31 horses for $425,200.
Two days remain in the November Sale, which continues Tuesday with a session featuring horses of racing age and concludes Wednesday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET.
The entire sale is streamed live on Keeneland.com.
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