An Elusive Quality colt made $370,000 to lead business on Day 6 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.
The Kentucky-bred youngster was purchased by Katie Rich Farms. His stakes-placed dam Distinctively (Awesome Again) is a half-sister to Group winning sires Good Reward (Storm Cat) and Pure Prize (Storm Cat) and the dam of G1 winning filly Persistently (Smoke Glacken).
Second on Sunday’s leader-board was a $350,000 Sky Mesa colt out of Mettle (Silver Deputy). His stakes winning older brother Arch Traveler brought $260,000 at Keeneland in September 2009.
Next best was a Mineshaft colt that sold to trainer Kenny McPeek for $310,000. His dam Lady Lyra (Storm Creek) is a half-sister to the dam of G1 winners Eskendereya (Giant’s Causeway) and Balmont (Stravinsky). The latter stands at Lynward Park in Western Australia.
An Any Given Saturday colt brought $300,000 to the bid of Bob Baffert. Produced by G2 placed Refugee (Unaccounted For), he is a younger half-brother to recent G1 Del Mar Debutante winner Executiveprivilege (First Samurai).
Keeneland reported 281 yearlings sold on Sunday for $21.62 million. The average price increased 9% to $76,957 while the median price rose 20% to $60,000.