Street Sense tops foal trade on Day 3 at Keeneland

Multiple stakes winner Lady Alexander topped Day 3 at the Keeneland November Sale on Wednesday to a $410,000 bid from Coteau Grove Farms.

Consigned by Three Chimneys, the Exchange Rate filly has won five stakes races to date, the most recent being the Listed Regret Stakes and Red Cross Stakes at Monmouth Park.  She is out of a half-sister to G1 winner Sumptious (Summing).

Coteau Grove is a breed-to-race operation based in Louisiana.  Its in-house trainer Glenn Delahoussaye indicated Lady Alexander will continue to race and will be pointed toward a stakes event at Fair Grounds in December.  “She’s a beautiful legged filly,” Delahoussaye said.  “She’s just a beautiful physical specimen and is the type of mare that’s going to throw you a good foal.”

Dynaformer mare Wine And Dyne was next best on the leader-board at $350,000.  She was purchased by Nicoma Bloodstock and is in foal to Giant’s Causeway.

A colt from the second crop of Darley shuttler Street Sense commanded top price for a weanling on Day 3.  Foxtale Farm’s Gabriel Duignan paid $330,000 for the colt from Forestry mare Autumnal.  It’s the family of G1 winners Albert the Great and Trumpet’s Blare.  “He was the best foal I saw all week,” Duignan said.  “I love the sire; he was a classic racehorse with a classic pedigree.  I think he’s the real deal.”

Trade on 254 horses totalled $21.24 million at an average of $83,658 average which was 21.4% down from last year.  

“It was another good, consistent session,” Keeneland Director Geoffrey Russell said.  “Again, as we’ve said before, it is difficult to compare November sessions from year to year because of dispersals.  At this session in 2009, we had two horses from the Overbrook Farm dispersal that sold for more than $500,000.”

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