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