Keeneland September 2013 sale

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Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:03 pm

TBird (hope she comes back!!) - I saw that you had one in on either day 1 or 2...?
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:14 am

878 is a registered black colt and he looks it in the ring. Hammered at $145k.
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Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:35 pm

bare it all wrote:TBird (hope she comes back!!) - I saw that you had one in on either day 1 or 2...?
Her Pulpit filly was an out. She did have hip 775 sell for $200,000.
She has hip 1504 as well.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:16 pm

Oh - hope the filly is ok.

I'm always interested in looking at the bottom rungs of sales.. .horses that bring little to nothing and by just looking at pages you'd think would be worth more. Would love to know if anyone here had a chance to look at these and see what might be a reason for the low price. A few through Session 7 that caught my eye:

$1,000 - Hip 899 - F Macho Uno x Glorita - dam has produced winners already
$2,000 - Hip 1296 - F Hard Spun x Ennis Lady - winning dam, full sister to G3 winner Despite the Odds.
$3,000 - Hip 1746 - F Curlin x Fuhrleen - dam is a full sister to Wando
$7,000 - Hip 1637 - F Arch x Big Shoes - dam is a full sister to Island Fashion, dam has 3 winners already
$7,000 - Hip 1720 - C Bernardini x Exciting Times - half to Gorella
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:03 pm

Anything War Front sold pretty damn well. The cheapest one I saw the first 4 days was 150k, and that's still almost 2x the stud fee. I can't wait to see what his yearling sales average is, lol. I think his fee will go up to at least 100k next spring.
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:17 pm

I'm wondering about a few hips, too.

Like 1738 who went for $3k, no reserve. A filly by Hard Spun whose dam is a half to Storming Home. One of the filly's siblings already produced stakes winner Judy In Disguise.

Did she have three legs or something?
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Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:43 pm

She probably failed the vet exam, or her physical was simply atrocious. That's all I can think of. Or her dam could have 8 foals, two raced, no winners. Just some examples.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:18 am

From last week, hip 466, a filly by Giant's Causeway out of Snow Forest, is very flashy. Chestnut, blaze, four stockings (at least two that went above her knees). She went for $70,000 to Mark Johnston. Anyone else notice this pretty girl (named Think Snow)?
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:21 pm

I only watched a few of go through the ring on the live stream, but I happened to catch a filly who is half to two time Japanese Champion and successful sire Symboli Kris S RNA at 95,000. Anyone know if there was something physically wrong or do american breeders/owners just not find that appealing?

Here is a pic... I am not a conformation expert but are there some major flaws?
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:42 pm

She looks over at the knee. And her hip/butt end is higher than the withers. Might be going through one of those awkward growth phases.

Giant's Causeway is a world class sire, but most of, if not all of his yearlings are selling for what I'd call cheap. They look alright to me, I don't get it, it seems like they're not making the stud fee back

With that being said, if I had $100k, I'd buy a GC filly, in a heartbeat.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:24 pm

I'm just wondering why the Summer Bird yearlings are doing so bad. I don't think I've seen one reach $100,000.
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:54 pm

Summer Bird wrote:I'm just wondering why the Summer Bird yearlings are doing so bad. I don't think I've seen one reach $100,000.
I don't know how they look, but the fact that he left the US before any of his foals even hit the yearling sales didn't help his cause. He seemed to be well-received both seasons he stood here, though, got 140+ mares. But I think it can be hard to sell offspring of a sire who's been moved along, except for maybe Empire Maker.
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mariasmon wrote:
Summer Bird wrote:I'm just wondering why the Summer Bird yearlings are doing so bad. I don't think I've seen one reach $100,000.
I don't know how they look, but the fact that he left the US before any of his foals even hit the yearling sales didn't help his cause. He seemed to be well-received both seasons he stood here, though, got 140+ mares. But I think it can be hard to sell offspring of a sire who's been moved along, except for maybe Empire Maker.
I had a feeling leaving the US was part of the reason and his yearlings don't look that bad, butt I'm no conformation expert. Thanks for the input!
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