Half Sister To Champion Judy The Beauty Tops Keeneland Session – Horse Racing News

Spritz, a 4-year-old daughter of Awesome Again who is a half-sister to champion Judy the Beauty and is in foal to Quality Road, sold to Kamden Racing for $550,000 to lead Friday’s fifth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Out of stakes winner Holy Blitz, by Holy Bull, Spritz was consigned by Bedouin Bloodstock, agent.

At the midpoint of the 10-day Breeding Stock Sale, 1,041 horses have grossed $182,437,000. The total is 9.77 percent above the figure from the same period in 2021 when Keeneland recorded sales of $166,206,000 for 1,120 horses. The average of $175,252 increased 18.10 percent from last year’s $148,398, and the median of $100,000 rose 5.26 from $95,000.

On Friday, Keeneland sold 246 horses for $18,641,500, which dipped 4.84 percent from $19,590,500 for 282 horses last year. The average rose 9.08 percent from $69,470 last year to $75,778, and the median increased 5.26 percent from $57,000 to $60,000.

Bedouin Bloodstock also consigned Grade 2 winner Hotshot Anna, an 8-year-old daughter of Trappe Shot also in foal to Quality Road who sold to Frederick & May Construction for $400,000. Like Spritz, she was produced by a daughter of Holy Bull; her dam is stakes-placed winner Avalos, making her a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Our Secret Agent.

Another $400,000 purchase was Stonetonic, a 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride (ARG) in foal to Yaupon who sold to Machmer Hall/Carrie and Craig Brogden. Out of multiple Grade 2 winner Stonetastic, by Mizzen Mast, Stonetonic is from the family of Grade/Group 1 winners Gift Box and Our New Recruit. She was consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.

Batik, a 3-year-old daughter of Honor Code who is in foal to Nyquist, sold for $390,000 to Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa. Consigned by ELiTE, agent, she is out of stakes winner Private Gift, by Unbridled, and a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Private Mission and stakes winner Secret Someone. Batik also is from the family of Grade 1 winners Dunbar Road and Secret Status and Chilean champion Maria Candela (CHI).

The 3-year-old Medaglia d’Oro filly Hodl, who is from the family of Grade 1 winners Stop Traffic and sire Cross Traffic, sold to Natalma for $320,000. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, she is out of stakes winner Thirteen Arrows, by Indian Charlie.

Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, consigned the session’s top-priced weanling, a filly from the first crop of McKinzie purchased by Creek Bloodstock for $175,000. Out of Lady Rapper, by Grand Slam, the filly is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Princess Violet.

The session’s leading consignor was Gainesway, which sold 22 horses for $2,040,500.

Chad Schumer, agent, led buyers by spending $868,500 for 11 horses.

Five days remain in the sale, which runs through Wednesday, Nov. 16, with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Keeneland will present the November Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction starts at noon.

All Keeneland sales are streamed live on Keeneland.com.