Keeneland December Digital Sale

Surrender Now New Topper–Privately–of Keeneland's Digital Sale

Keeneland's December Digital Sale, held Tuesday, Dec. 15, reportedly has a new topper, but with a wrinkle attached--Surrender Now (Morning Line) was sold after the sale for an undisclosed price. Kim Lloyd, representative for the 5-year-old stakes-winning mare's owner, Rockingham Ranch, said the buyer, Blue Heaven Farm, requested the final price remain private. "We put her in for a reserve of $450,000," said Lloyd. "They made an offer and we got a fair price for both sides, actually." Lloyd was asked to verify if the price topped the $250,000 brought...

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More Than Ready Filly Tops Keeneland December Digital Sale

Felicita (More Than Ready), an unraced 4-year-old half-sister to Grade I-winning juvenile and Dayoutoftheoffice (Into Mischief), topped Tuesday's Keeneland December Digital Sale when hammering for $250,000 to Jon Clay's Alpha Delta Stables. The auction, Keeneland's third foray into the nascent online sale marketplace after its June Online Select Horses of Racing Age Sale and October Digital Sale, was seen by leading consignors as a clear improvement while still having kinks that need ironing out as the sector evolves. The one-day sale grossed $508,000 for 15 lots, for an average of...

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Keeneland December Digital Sale: Is This Our Future?

When the owners of Fancy Green (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}-Fancy Stone {Ire}, by Rainbow Quest) decided to enter her and seven others into Keeneland's December Digital Sale, they did so with years of personal experience with the technology and methods that made digital buying and selling possible. "We are international owners," said Majdolin Shatrit, the Executive Director of Marbat LLC, based in Saudi Arabia. "We don't live in America or Europe, and so we've used this method for a long time." Indeed, the offering of Fancy Green (Fr), who sells as...

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