Graded stakes winner and Grade 1 producer Purely Hot was the highest-priced Maryland-bred to sell at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, held Nov. 6 through Nov. 17 in Lexington, Ky. Out of the 22 Maryland-breds sold, six sold for six-figures or more.
Selling for $1.2 million, Purely Hot, in foal to classic winner Union Rags, was purchased by Hugo Merry Bloodstock from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, CXCV. An 11-year-old daughter of Pure Prize out of the Kissin Kris mare Wood Not bred by Dr. and Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau, Purely Hot had a 32-start racing career with a record of 12-4-5, including a win in the 2014 Whimsical Stakes-G3 at Woodbine and a hard-fought second to champion Groupie Doll in the 2013 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes-G2. Her two starters from two foals of racing age include Eight Rings, a 2-year-old son of Empire Maker who captured this year’s American Pharoah Stakes-G1 and went off as one of the favorites in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-G1.
Purely Hot was one of 14 to sell for over $1 million during the sale.
Purchased by Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. for $500,000 was a weanling colt by leading sire Kitten’s Joy out of the graded stakes-producing mare Uniformly Yours. Bred by George Louis Doetsch Jr. and consigned by Nursery Place, Agent, the colt is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Enchanted Ghost, who recently sold for $335,000 as a racing or broodmare prospect at Fasig-Tipton November, and Selflessly, who broke her maiden in her second career start in the Miss Grillo Stakes-G2 in September and finished fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf-G1 Nov. 1. Uniformly Yours, a daughter of Grand Slam out of the Sadler's Wells mare Faux Pas (Ire), is also the dam of an Honor Code yearling filly who sold for $100,000 at the Keeneland September sale.
The Kitten’s Joy’s colt is the most expensive weanling by his sire sold at public auction. Uniformly Yours has been bred back to Kitten’s Joy for 2020.
Inventive, bred to City of Light, sold for $380,000 to Baccari Bloodstock. A multiple stakes-placed daughter of Dixie Union out of the Storm Cat mare Original, Inventive is the dam of Del Mar Futurity-G1 winner Klimt and graded stakes-placed West Coast Chick (who also sold at the November sale, bringing $400,000). Bred and raced by Fitzhugh LLC, Inventive is from the family of Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 winner and multimillionaire Concern and his graded stakes-winning half-sister Tennis Lady, her second dam. She was consigned by Hunter Valley Farm.
Madaket Stables LLC, Elayne Stables and Brian Martin’s stakes-winning Another Broad, consigned as a racing or broodmare prospect by ELiTE, sold for $340,000 to Farfellow Farms. Another Broad launched her career for breeder Robert Meyerhoff’s Fitzhugh LLC in June 2018, broke her maiden and captured two allowances and finished second by a neck in the Geisha Stakes at Laurel Park in her stakes debut to finish out the year. Purchased privately after that effort, she went on to win Aqueduct’s Top Flight Invitational and most recently was second in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap-G3 at Aqueduct Nov. 2, while earning $307,095.
By Meyerhoff-bred Include out of Dynamic Deputy (by Deputy Minister), Another Broad descends from a long list of stakes performers bred by Meyerhoff from the stakes-winning, Grade 1-placed Silent Screen mare Dynamic Star, dam of Meyerhoff-bred graded stakes winners Stellar Brush and Star Minister, as well as Another Broad’s dam Dynamic Deputy, a stakes winner who finished second in the Delaware Handicap-G2. Another Broad is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner and $430,205-earner Dynamic Strike.
Sold for $170,000, Dream, bred to City of Light, was consigned by Dark Hollow Farm, Agent, and purchased by Yeguada Centurion. A graded stakes-placed daughter of Malibu Moon, Dream has produced seven foals, five of racing age, and three winners from as many starters. Caught Dream’n, her 4-year-old filly by Blame, finished second in the 2017 Smart Halo Stakes and third in last year’s Miss Disco Stakes.
A weanling bay colt by Speightstown out of the Bernardini mare Walking Path sold for $150,000 to Rascal Bloodstock. From the consignment of Ashview Farm (Bryan Lyster and Gray Lyster), the colt was bred by Gatewood Bell, Hunter Rankin and Gray Lyster. Walking Path’s only starter from three foals of racing age is stakes winner Mister Nofty. The weanling colt is from the family of Grade 1 winner Blushing K. D.
Maryland-breds sold averaged $143,555, in comparison to the overall sale average of $75,043, and the median price was $30,500, in comparison to the sale’s median of $25,000.