LEXINGTON, Ky. - Demand for an elite collection of young broodmares in foal to successful stallions and accomplished fillies just off the racetrack drove a 31 percent increase in total sales during Wednesday’s second session of the 70th annual Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Eight horses – led by 2012 champion female sprinter Groupie Doll, who sold for $3.1 million – brought $1 million or more to push to 14 the total number of horses sold for at seven figures during Book 1, the first two days of the sale. That is double the number of seven-figure horses sold during the entire 2012 November Sale.
On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 129 horses for $44,277,000, for an average of $343,233 and a median of $220,000. During the second session in 2012, 109 horses brought $33,840,000, for an average of $310,459 and a median of $200,000.