The Saint Liam attraction amounted to a median price of $22,000 at Keeneland November last year for Saint Liam mares.
I don't think the fact that she's be a sire who died young is an attraction for anyone - it's not like his one crop was chock full of top horses (although he did sire this one extraordinary one).
Buyers who place a premium on top notch racemares will be there for her but there are some buyers who place the largest premium on pedigree or on mares who've already proven themselves as producers of top horses.
That's the great thing about the top breeding stock sales - there's something for everyone.
I don't think the current economics of the industry support her bringing a record price, but she will surely bring a boat load of money relative to the current economic reality.
Maybe Mitt Romney and his wife can buy her and venture into breeding Thoroughbred racehorses, and then the NY Times can run an article about how many starving African orphans they could have fed with that money (or how many absolutely fabulous gay weddings they could have traveled to).