Azeri brings $2.25 million at Keeneland

Horse of the Year Azeri has brought $2.25
million in the opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding
Stock Sale in Lexington.
Shunsuke Yoshia purchased the 11-year-old mare in foal to
Distorted Humor on behalf of his family's Japan-based Northern
John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm consigned Azeri on behalf of
the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust, who campaigned her to a 17-4-2
record from 24 lifetime starts and earnings of more than $4
Azeri, who was named champion older female in 2001 and 2002 and
earned Horse of the Year honors in 2002, was sold during Tuesday's