Mahkama Brings Top Price At Keeneland Thursday

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Updated: 1/10/2013 7:18 pm
Mahkama, a four year old daughter of leading sire Bernardini, sold for $145,000 to Blandford Bloodstock to headline Thursday's session of Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.

A winner in England, Mahkama is out of the Rahy mare Rahy Rose. She is a half-sister to Tempted Stakes (G3) winner Summer Raven, dam of Holy Bull Stakes (G3) winner Winslow Homer. She was consigned as a broodmare prospect by Brookdale Sales, agent.

With one day remaining in the auction, 924 horses have been sold for $43,688,600, an increase of 14.99 percent over last year when 1,003 horses brought $37,991,900.  Average price rose 24.83 percent from $37,878 to $47,282. The median of $20,000 was up 33.33 percent from $15,000 in 2012.

On Thursday, Keeneland sold 248 horses for $3,389,600, down 6.38 percent from 2012 when 253 yearlings brought $3,620,700. The session average of $13,668 dipped 4.49 percent from $14,311 last year, while the median decreased 17.65 percent from $8,500 to $7,000.

The complete dispersal of Issam Fares’ Fares Farm, Lane’s End, agent, concluded Thursday with a total of 78 horses sold for $7,313,000, for an average of $93,756 and a median of $56,000.

Night Site, offered as a racing or stallion prospect, brought a final bid of $135,000 from Raut LLC. The four-year-old colt by Giant’s Causeway is out of multiple Grade 1 winner Sightseek and is a half-brother to the graded stakes-placed colt Raison d’Etat. He was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.

The January Sale concludes on Friday. The session begins at 10 a.m. EST. The sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com

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