$610,000 Act Now, Dam Of Recent Winner Coach Prime, Tops Monday At Keeneland November Sale - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

$610,000 Act Now, Dam Of Recent Winner Coach Prime, Tops Monday At Keeneland November Sale

Act Now, whose 2-year-old colt, Coach Prime, captured a maiden special weight race at Del Mar by 7 1/4 lengths three days ago, sold to Avenue Bloodstock for $610,000 to be the most expensive purchase of Monday's sixth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Consigned by Nardelli Sales, agent, the 8-year-old Act Now is a daughter of Street Sense who is in foal to City of Light. She also is the dam of multiple stakes-placed Dr Oseran. Out of the Bernardini mare Always Trouble, Act Now is from the family of Grade 1 winners Minardi and Joking and Grade 2 winners Tale of the Cat, Fed Biz and Red Carpet Ready.

Coach Prime sold for $1.7 million at Keeneland's 2022 September Yearling Sale.

With the purchase of Act Now, Avenue Bloodstock was the session's leading buyer.

On Monday, Keeneland sold 285 horses through the ring for $9,044,100, which dipped 5.76 percent from the sixth session last year when 246 horses brought $9,596,900. The average decreased 18.66 percent from $39,012 to $31,734, and the median of $23,000 is 23.33 percent lower than $30,000 last year.

Through six sessions of the nine-day auction, a total of 1,343 horses have sold through the ring for $163,792,100, for an average of $121,960 and a median of $65,000. The gross decreased 14.71 percent from $192,033,900 through the corresponding period last year, while the average is 18.26 percent below $149,210 in 2022 and the median is 15.58 percent lower than $77,000.

NAJD Stud acquired the session's highest-priced weanling by spending $155,000 for a colt by Vino Rosso consigned by Greenfield Farms, agent. Out of the winning Distorted Humor mare Celia's Song, he is from the family of Grade 2 winners Warbling and Mrs McDougal.

Dreams of You, a 3-year-old daughter of More Than Ready in foal to Maxfield, sold to Titletown Racing Stables for $130,000. Consigned by Godolphin, she is out of the winning Bernardini mare Dreamup and is from the family of Eclipse Award winners Folklore and Essential Quality and Japanese champion Contrail.

BT Stables paid $120,000 for Corey and Quinn, a 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo out of Canadian champion Youcan'tcatchme, by The Daddy. Consigned by Highgate Sales, agent, and cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect, she is from the family of multiple Grade 1 winner Princess of Sylmar.

A weanling filly by Midshipman sold to Clay Scherer, agent, for $110,000. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent for Hermitage Farm Foaled & Raised, she is the first foal out of Heartful, by Bandbox, and from the family of Grade 3 winners Majestic Reason and Hattiesburg.

Taylor Made Sales Agency was Monday's leading consignor with sales of $987,500 for 33 horses.

The November Breeding Stock Sale resumes Tuesday and runs through Thursday, with every session beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

On Friday, Keeneland will present the November Horses of Racing Age Sale. The auction starts at noon.

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