January 23, 2018

Intangaroo, Mrs. Hudson top Keeneland session at $200,000

Multiple Grade 1 winner Intangaroo was one of two mares to bring $200,000 at the seventh session (Keeneland photo)

The broodmares INTANGAROO and MRS. HUDSON each brought $200,000 at Monday’s seventh session of the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

Intangaroo, a multiple Grade 1 winner of $623,231, was sold to Aaron Sones. Offered in foal to Silent Name on an April 4 cover, Hip No. 2230 was consigned by Adena Springs, which also sold a 2018 No-Guarantee season to Ghostzapper with the 13-year-old mare.

A daughter of Orientate and the multiple stakes-winning Tasso mare Tasso’s Magic Roo, Intangaroo captured the Santa Monica H. (G1), Ballerina (G1), and Humana Distaff (G1) during her racing days and has reared three winners from as many to race.

Mrs. Hudson, offered by Godolphin in foal to Midshipman on a March 13 cover, was gaveled down to Anderson Farms. The five-year-old by Street Cry compiled a record of 12-3-1-2, $134,492, at the track. Out of Grade 2 winner Sara Louise, by Malibu Moon, Hip 2301 counts as her third dam Grade 3 scorer Til Forbid.

Business was off compared to the seventh session of the 2016 sale. On Monday, 292 horses sold for $9,311,900, down 29.6 percent from the $13,221,100 grossed from the sale of 254 horses at the corresponding session. The session average was down 38.7 percent, from $52,052 to $31,890, while the median dipped 18.5 percent, from $27,000 to $22,000.

Through seven days, 1,464 horses have sold for $183,607,400, down 5 percent from last year when 1,408 horses brought $193,177,300. The average has declined 8.6 percent, from $137,200 to $125,415, while the median is off 4.6 percent, from $65,000 to $62,000.

The sale runs daily through Saturday with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. (EST). Full results can be found at keeneland.com.

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