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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Mucho Macho Man filly tops latest session as September Sale rolls on

Mucho Macho Man, whose daughter topped the 11th session of the Keeneland September Sale
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Reeves Thoroughbred Racing supported one of its favorite horses during the 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Friday, going to $170,000 to land a filly by Mucho Macho Man .

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing campaigned Mucho Macho Man to a victory in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. On Friday, Robby Harris did the bidding for the new owner.

"They're excited. She's a really nice filly," said Harris of the dark bay or brown filly who was consigned by Eaton Sales, agent. "By far, the standout (of the session). Just a real pretty filly who did everything right."

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Offered as Hip 3745, the session-topping filly is a half sister to 2012 Florida Derby runner-up Reveron, who also earned a stakes win in five seasons of racing. Bred in Kentucky by Equus Farm, the filly is out of the winning Awesome Again mare Carolina Sunrise, who also has produced stakes-placed Carolina Mist.

The Mucho Macho Man filly was one of three six-figure yearlings to sell in Friday's 11th session of Keeneland September, which continues Saturday and ends Sunday. Though it's difficult to make a comparison to last year's 11th session (out of 12), sales were up 152 per cent to $5,313,000.

The increase was fueled by 287 yearlings sold, compared with 159 last year. The session's average price improved 39 per cent to $18,512, and the median was up 47 per cent to $11,000. There were 54 yearlings that went unsold, for an RNA rate of 16 per cent, compared with last year's 18 for a 10 per cent rate.

Overall sales are up 22 per cent to $373,567,600 through the 11th session. The average price has improved 16 per cent to $146,727, and the median is up 7.7 per cent to $70,000 from last year.

The other six-figure yearlings to sell Friday were:

  • Hip 3804, a colt from the first crop of two-time Breeders' Cup winner Secret Circle, who earned more than $3.67 million in purses. Consigned by Select Sales, agent, the colt is out of Fantasy Slam, a winning daughter of Smoke Glacken. He was purchased for $140,000 by SBM, agent.
  • Hip 3820, a son of Tapizar out of Grade 2 winner French Park, by Ecton Park. Consigned by Gainesway, the colt, a half-brother to Grade 3 winner Genre, was purchased for $130,000 by Imaginary Stable.

Gainesway was the session's leading consignor by gross sales with 18 yearlings sold for $567,000. The session's leading buyers were Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, with just the session-topper landed, and Novogratz Racing Stables, which purchased three yearlings for a total of $170,000.


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