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Champion Stellar Wind Brings $6 Million on Day 1 of November Sale

November 7, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 7, 2017) – Champion Stellar Wind sold for $6 million to M.V. Magnier during today's opening session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Lane's End, agent, consigned the 5-year-old daughter of Curlin cataloged as a racing or broodmare prospect.

Stellar Wind has won 10 races in 16 starts and earned $2,253,200. She was the 2015 champion 3-year-old filly.

Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Cathryn Sophia, in foal to Pioneerof the Nile, sold to Bridlewood Farm and Don Alberto for $2.3 million.

Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, consigned Cathryn Sophia, a 4-year-old daughter of Street Boss and the Mineshaft mare Sheave.

“A young (Kentucky) Oaks winner in foal to a nice horse on early cover -- what's not to like?" Bridlewood's George Isaacs said. "We partnered with Don Alberto. We’re very friendly with them, we’re like-minded, we want to both breed nice horses, race nice horses, sell nice horses -- like-minded partners, no-brainer business. It’s a strong market, and obviously if you’re going to play on the upper end of the commercial market, you’re going to have to pay to get the quality that you’re looking for.”

"It was a great result," said Conor Doyle, partner with Neal Clarke in Bedouin Bloodstock. "She's a lovely filly, great racemare. It's been a real pleasure to have her around for the last year. She (was) just so stunning on the race track, and she was really popular here."

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned stakes winner Oscar Party, in foal to Tapit, who sold for $1.9 million. The 7-year-old mare is a half-sister to Grade 1 winners Room Service and Major Gain.

Grade 3 winner Tammy the Torpedo, in foal to War Front, sold for $1.65 million. The daughter of More Than Ready was consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.

Grade 1 winner Her Emmynency, in foal to Pioneerof the Nile, sold to Shadai Farm for $1.5 million. Bedouin Bloodstock, agent, consigned the 5-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal, winner of Keeneland's Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup (G1) in 2015.

At $1.5 milllion, Grade 1 winner Street Fancy sold in foal to Medaglia d'Oro. Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned the 4-year-old daughter of Street Sense.

The November Sale's Hip 1, Weekend Whim, sold for $1.4 million to Summer Wind Equine. The 11-year-old Distorted Humor mare is in foal to Medaglia d'Oro with a full sibling to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) winner New Money Honey.

“She is a producer and my plan this year is to buy mares who have produced," Summer Wind's Jane Lyon said. "This looked like a pretty nice opportunity to start my new program. (The price) was a touch more than what I wanted but not more than I expected. Generally speaking, I sell my foals but I have started to keep a few fillies.”

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, consigned Weekend Whim, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Any Given Saturday. She is out of the A.P. Indy mare Weekend In Indy.

“That (price was) right what we expected," Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made said. "We were lucky we had a really good horse as number one. I think the people that bought her made a good buy; that was a solid value. They bought a mare that’s carrying a full (sibling) to a horse like New Money Honey. If they get the right kind of foal, they might get their money back in one foal.”

Taylor Made also consigned $1.25 million seller Live Well Lived, dam of Grade 1 winner American Patriot, sold to James Delahooke, agent for Bobby Flay. In foal to American Pharoah, the 10-year-old mare is a full sister to Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Well Armed. Life Well Lived is by Tiznow out of the Notebook mare Well Dressed.