American Pharoah Half Brother To Caravaggio Brings $1 Million To Lead Day 2 Of Keeneland January Sale

A yearling colt by American Pharoah hammered for $1 million to lead Tuesday’s second session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale.

The colt, Hip 533, is out of the Holy Bull mare, Mekko Hokte, making him a half brother to multiple Group 1 winner, Caravaggio (by Scat Daddy). The grey/roan colt was consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, and was purchased by Coolmore, which also campaigned (and now stands) Caravaggio.

Earlier in the day, a yearling son of Uncle Mo brought $240,000 from Richwood Thoroughbreds. Consigned by Four Star Sales, the colt is the first foal out of the unraced Malibu Moon mare Grace is Gone. His family line traces back to G1 winners Plenty of Grace and Soaring Softly.

Hip numbers 392 – 781A were scheduled to go through the sales ring on Tuesday.

On Monday, Keeneland sold 186 horses for $13,265,100, up 26.17 percent above last year’s first session when 163 horses grossed $10,514,000. The average of $71,318 increased 10.57 percent from  2017, while the median of $45,000 rose 28.57 percent from last year.

Monday’s opening session was highlighted by the $485,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for Bellavais, a stakes-winning daughter of Tapit from a successful female family developed and raced by Darby Dan Farm.

At $400,000, Monday’s top-selling yearling was a colt from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and a half-brother to Grade 2 winners Smooth Air and Overdriven. He was purchased by Alex and JoAnn Lieblong.

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