On a bid of $750,000 by China Horse Club Inc., Ragged Rose topped the 24 Maryland-breds sold at the 2022 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which took place in Lexington, Ky., from Nov. 7 through Nov. 16.
A 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags bred by Dark Hollow Farm and carrying her first foal (to the cover of Quality Road), Ragged Rose was consigned with Grovendale Sales. Her breeders originally sold her for $200,000 at 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Unplaced in her only two starts, both at Santa Anita Park, in early 2021 for owner David Michael Talla and trainer John Sadler, she retired with career earnings of $1,000.
Ragged Rose is out of the stakes-winning Storm Cat mare Cat Charmer, and is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Strike Charmer and to stakes-placed Sweet Dreams, dam of Grade 2 Twilight Derby winner Subconscious. The family traces back to influential broodmare Stick to Beauty (Ragged Rose’s third dam) and includes champion Gold Beauty.
Miss J McKay, consigned by ELiTE, was purchased for $325,000 by her trainer Christophe Clement, as agent. Bred by Linda Oliff Rohleder, Miss J McKay is a three-time stakes winner with career earnings of $407,373. Earlier this year, she won the License Fee Stakes at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old daughter of Hangover Kid descends from graded stakes winner and Maryland-bred champion Crowned (her third dam). She last sold for $300,000 to Jackson Farms at the 2020 Keeneland November Sale, one of five times she’s been through the auction ring; the first time she sold as a weanling at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December sale for $1,500.
Spin the Bottle, whose first foal is four-time stakes winner and graded stakes-placed Kiss the Girl, sold for $250,000 to Breeze Easy in foal to Essential Quality. Consigned by Threave Main Stud, the unraced Hard Spun mare was bred by Classic Thoroughbred XII and Fox Hill Farm.
Two-time graded stakes-placed Lady Aces sold as a racing or broodmare prospect for $200,000 to China Horse Club Inc. from the Lane’s End consignment. A homebred for CRK Stable, 4-year-old Lady Aces has one win from six career starts with earnings of $95,040. She hasn’t raced since June, but had a work at Santa Anita in mid-October. By Constitution, Lady Aces is out of Economy of Motion (by Pleasantly Perfect), who is a half-sister to three-time Grade 1-winning millionaire Paradise Woods and stakes winner Forest Chatter.
Stakes winner and graded stakes-placed I Get It, bred by Flying H Stables LLC, sold for $170,000 from the Bluewater Sales consignment to William Johnson Bloodstock. The 4-year-old daughter of Get Stormy from the family of champion and classic winner Summer Bird is a five-time winner from 12 starts, for earnings of $159,259. She last ran in April and was sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.
Honor Yours rounded out the six-figure Maryland-breds at the sale, selling for $130,000 from the Taylor Made Sales consignment to Jody Huckabay, agent. An unraced daughter of Honor Code carrying her first foal, by Daredevil on a March cover, Honor Yours was bred by George Louis Doetsch Jr. out of Uniformly Yours, by Grand Slam, and is a half-sister to two Maryland-bred stakes winners: Selflessly, winner of the 2020 Lake George Stakes-G3, and Enchanted Ghost, a two-time stakes winner at Laurel Park. Selflessly sold at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale for $875,000.
In total, Maryland-breds sold for $2,180,500, good for an average sales price of $90,854 and a median price of $19,000.