Vekoma, Country House Weanling Colts Top Session Seven

November 13, 2022

Vekoma photo courtesy of Spendthrift Farm

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Weanling colts from the first crop of sires Vekoma and Country House sold for $290,000 and $250,000, respectively, to top Sunday’s seventh session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Cumulative sales with three days remaining in the auction were $201,383,300 for 1,566 horses, for an average of $128,597 and a median of $60,000. The gross was 8.17 percent above the same period last year when 1,690 horses sold for $186,168,500. The average rose 16.74 percent from $110,159, while the median remained the same.

On Sunday, 279 horses sold for $9,349,400, slightly lower than the $9,455,400 in sales for 299 horses during the corresponding session last year. The average increased 5.97 percent from $31,623 to $33,510, and the median declined 13.04 percent from $23,000 to $20,000.

The weanling colt by multiple Grade 1 winner Vekoma sold to Oreo Racing for $290,000. Out of stakes winner Female Drama, by Indian Charlie, he was consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Susan Anderson Racing. The colt, who is a half-brother to stakes-placed Startdfromdabottom, is from the family of Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos and Group 1 winner New Real Deal.

Bellarmine Racing acquired the weanling colt by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Country House for $250,000. Gainesway, agent, consigned the colt, who is the first foal of the winning Ghostzapper mare Georgia Clay. He is from the family of multiple French Group 1 winner Act One and stakes winners Maedean, Summer Solstice (IRE), Summer Breezing and Adirondack Summer.

Gainesway was the session’s leading consignor with sales of $1,186,500 for 23 horses.

Wimberley Bloodstock paid $200,000 for Indian Mound, a 3-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro from the family of Grade 1 winners Eastern Echo and Elate along with Grade 2 winners Yell, Roar and Tax. Consigned by Indian Creek, agent, she is out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Veracity.

Spending $380,000 for three horses, Wimberley Bloodstock was the leading buyer.

Lastchanceforlove, a 5-year-old winning, stakes-placed daughter of Violence, sold to Shepherd Equine Advisors, agent for Larry Hirsch, for $190,000. Out of the winning Awesome Again mare Awe Hush, she was consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent.

Indian Creek, agent, also consigned Bullseye Beauty, a 4-year-old stakes winner by Dialed In who sold to Sheamus Mills Bloodstock for $180,000. A half-sister to stakes winner Vergara, she is from the family of English highweight Millenary, Group 2 winner Knight to Behold and Group 3 winners Dancing Bloom, Head In The Clouds and Cosmo Meadow. Bullseye Beauty is out of Figure of Beauty, by Street Cry (IRE).

The November Breeding Stock Sale continues Monday and runs through Wednesday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET.

On Thursday, Keeneland will present the November Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction starts at noon.

All Keeneland sales are streamed live on Keeneland.com.

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