2017 Keeneland November Sale

Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby Treve » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:36 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:They chose to breed this mare to Curlin?
That just seems like...an odd choice? :? Does he 'nick' AAA+ with her or something?
Have we seen any Curlin foals out of Galileo mares yet, so we have an idea how His Golden Dirt Burlyness matches with a Lady Grass Goddess? :P


Sikura also managed to talk Tepin's connections into breeding her to Curlin so... I think they're trying to see if Curlin can produce on the turf?
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby bare it all » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:19 am

I mean, I don't *hate* them trying to tap into some turfiness in Curlin's pedigree. It's just weird to see in the US market. I imagine it's an attempt to internationalize Curlin's appeal if he can throw turf runners when bred to high class turf mares.

Smart Strike himself was a sneaky-good turf sire and the turf influences are there all through Smart Strike's dam-side. I think with Curlin, it's going to be about trying to skip past all the Deputy Minister influences that come through on him - his build and action are very much like DM with more 'bulk' to him.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby Treve » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:16 pm

I imagine it's an attempt to internationalize Curlin's appeal if he can throw turf runners when bred to high class turf mares.

Yep I think you've hit the nail on the head. I mean it makes sense when international buyers do come to North American sales and spend top dollar on War Front get for example.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby Sparrow Castle » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:02 pm

Long On Value supplemented to Keeneland November Sale
Multiple graded stakes winner Long On Value, third in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile in September, has been supplemented to the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale. An earner of nearly $1 million, Long On Value will be consigned by ELiTE Sales as Hip 2884A, to sell Tuesday, Nov. 14.

“Long On Value is a hard-knocking Grade/Group 1 horse that continues to get better with age,” Bradley Weisbord with ELiTE Sales said. “Internationally campaigned in 2017, he ran second by a nose in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai and was an unlucky third in his most recent run in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile to top American miler World Approval after being blocked badly around the far turn. He’s ready to provide his buyer with thrills at the top of the sport.”

Long On Value has proven soundness and durability, finishing in the money in 17 of his 30 starts during five seasons of racing in North America and abroad and earning $981,693.

He has competed at the highest levels, winning the Grade 2 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita and Grade 3 Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park. This season he was second in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan Racecourse and rallied strongly to finish a good third in the Woodbine Mile. Long On Value also has seconds in the Canadian Turf and Grade 2 Arlington Classic and a third in the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland.

A 6-year-old horse, Long On Value is by Value Plus out of the Orientate mare Long Message.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39384-long-on-value-supplemented-to-keeneland-november-sale
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby Retrospectiv » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Lady Eli scratched from Keeneland Nov (again..)


http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39481-keeno ... cup-injury
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby bare it all » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:53 pm

Retrospectiv wrote:Lady Eli scratched from Keeneland Nov (again..)


http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39481-keeno ... cup-injury


I wouldn't hate anyone if, you know, it took a year to recover from those scrapes an, well, they might as well race her another year. :lol:
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby starrydreamer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:45 am

Sale starts at 11am EST and can be viewed here: http://www.keeneland.com/livevideo/sales/videowithcat.php

Even without Lady Eli, there are plenty of mares who should make a splash, although I don't expect anyone to top Songbird's price tag last night.

I have a feeling Stellar Wind goes to Japan. I don't see Coolmore seriously going after her, and I'm wondering if Mandy Pope blew her entire auction budget last night.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby starrydreamer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:49 pm

$2.3M for Cathryn Sophia. I think she's the first million dollar horse in this sale (she was hip 30).
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby starrydreamer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:58 pm

$140k for Criminologist, a GSW and the dam of Inspector Lynley. Surely an RNA.
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Re: 2017 Keeneland November Sale

Postby bare it all » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:54 pm

Life At Ten - remember her? She's already carrying her 6th foal~!

$550K
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