The fifth session (Book 3) wrapped up on November 12 at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, essentially the half-way mark of the auction.

Canadians have been buying and selling with the most notable transaction to this point being the purchase of the mare MALIBU KENDALL for $360,000 by R. Glenn Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Nobleton.

The four-year-old by Curlin is a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner and champion Accelerate and she is carrying her first foal which is by Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, Malibu Kendall is a winner from the stakes-placed mare Issues, by Awesome Again.

Colleen Dalos, as agent for Tall Oaks Farm, purchased two mares on the weekend. The first purchase was KICHITA, a Kitten’s Joy mare in foal to Karakontie (Jpn) who sold for $60,000. Dalos also bought ANYQUIST, by Nyquist for $60,000 in foal to Oscar Performance.

HIGHFIELD INVESTMENT GROUP, INC of Alberta paid $60,000 for the mare Wild ‘n Ready, by More Than Ready, in foal to Maclean’s Music. MINSHALL FARMS bought HIGH FASHION DIVA for $42,000 and she is also in foal to Maclean’s Music.

AL AND BILL ULWELLING, who race and breed in Ontario, purchased the mare BREECH INLET, dam of their stakes winner Merveilleux, for $50,000 in foal to Olympiad from Cara Bloodstock, agent. They also bought the Holy Bull mare’s weanling by Knicks Go for $70,000. The Ulwellings purchased a Hard Spun weanling colt for $60,000.

Jay and Christine Hayden’s Saintsbury Farm has bought several horses. For $80,000 they picked up FISCAL LARGESSE, a Kitten’s Joy mare in foal to Speightstown, SEAQUIST, by Nyquist, in foal to Liam’s Map and a weanling by Good Magic. They also bought WAR CLASSIC, in foal to Nyquist, for $60,000.

CARA BLOODSTOCK of Bernard and Karen McCormack bought RED ROULETTE, a daughter of American Pharoah and half-sister to the dam of this year’s Woodbine Oaks winner Elysian Fields, for $17,000 as a racing or broodmare prospect.

The sale continues through November 17.

Through five sessions of the nine-day November Breeding Stock Sale, 1,058 horses sold through the ring have grossed $154,748,000. The total is 15.18% below the same period in 2022 when Keeneland sold 1,041 horses for $182,437,000. The average of $146,265 is 16.54% lower than last year’s $175,252, and the median decreased 20% from $100,000 to $80,000.