Australian buyers prominent on Day 2 at Keeneland Sale

Australian buyers made the leader-board for the second day running at Keeneland’s November Sale on Tuesday.  

Kia-Ora Stud paid $1 million for the Danehill Dancer mare Carribean Sunset on Monday and Waratah Thoroughbreds weighed in with $1.2 million for stakes-winning mare Elusive Sparkle yesterday.

Elusive Sparkle (5m Elusive Quality – Bedazzle by Dixieland Band) was sold in foal to Darley champion Street Cry.  She is a half-sister to Street Cry’s 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense.

Trade on Day 2 at Keeneland was headed by Giant’s Causeway mare Dreamtheimpossible who made $2.55 million to the bid of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm.

Dreamtheimpossible was raced by Coolmore to win the Listed Flame Of Tara Stakes at the Curragh in September 2008.  She is a daughter of Eclipse Award winning mare Spain (Thunder Gulch) and was sold in foal to Coolmore’s champion sire Galileo.

“She’s a tremendous mare,” Adena Springs manager Eric Hamelback said.  “Spain is obviously one of the best race mares in history and being in foal to Galileo was a huge plus.”

Adena Springs bought the session topper just two days after paying $2.30 million for 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Awesome Feather at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale.

Shadai Farm was next on Tuesday’s leader-board with a $1.85 million bid for Lucky One on Tuesday.  She is the dam of 2010 Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck (Pollard’s Vision) and was sold in foal to the same sire.

Keeneland sold 143 horses on Tuesday for $31.37 million at an average of $219,406.  That was significantly down compared to Day 2 at the 2009 Sale but last year’s figures were inflated due to the dispersal of Overbrook Farm.

The November Sale continues through to Saturday, November 20.  The Sale is streamed live at