STABLE MARKETPLACE AS KEENOV BK 2 CONCLUDES
by Jessica Martini, Christie DeBernardis and Brian DiDonato
LEXINGTON, KY- Bidding remained steady as Book 2 of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Wednesday in Lexington. Andrew Cary made the session's most expensive purchase, going to $500,000 to acquire the mare Contributing (Medaglia d'Oro) from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency consignment on behalf of Coteau Grove Farms. Weanlings held the next six top prices of the session and, for the third straight day of the sale, Justify was responsible for the top- priced foal when Chris Baccari went to $435,000 for a colt by the Triple Crown winner from the Elm Tree Farm consignment. The Coolmore stallion was joined by other first-crop sires Mastery, City of Light and Good Magic with weanlings to sell for $360,000 and over.
SERENGETI EMPRESS RETIRED, TO VISIT INTO MISCHIEF
Serengeti Empress (Alternation--Havisham, by Bernardini), second to Gamine (Into Mischief) in the GI Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint S. Saturday at Keeneland, has been retired and will be bred to Into Mischief, according to a tweet from trainer Tom Amoss's daughter Hayley Amoss Wednesday morning.
IRISH HILL & DUTCHESS VIEWS STALLIONS ANNOUNCES 2021 STUD FEES
New York stallion farm Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions has released its 2021 stud fees and roster. Headlined by War Dancer(War Dancer) at $7,500, the stallion roster includes five stallions that previously stood with Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions and one new sire, Lookin At Lee (Lookin At Lucky), a multiple Grade I-placed millionaire and 2017 GI Kentucky Derby runner- up who will begin his career at the Saratoga area stallion station and stand for $6,500 LFSN.
He joins a roster that boasts leading New York sire Big Brown (Boundary, $5,000), current leading New York freshman sire War Dancer, perennial leading New York sire of winners Bellamy Road (Concerto, $5,000) and 2019 leading New York freshman sire Majestic City (City Zip, $2,500). Weekend Hideaway (Speightstown, $2,500) will have his first runners hit the track in 2022.
The stallions are physically located at Irish Hill Century farm located at 221 Burke Road, Stillwater, NY 12170 and are available for inspection by potential breeders on request. Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions will work closely with breeders to mitigate any COVID-19 impacts while offering incentives for qualifying mares and multiple mare discounts across the entire roster. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions will be holding a Virtual Stallion Show this year, which will be made available on Facebook, Twitter and on the farm=s website.