August 3, 2015

Entries close soon for the Keeneland November Sale (Aug. 3) and Fasig-Tipton November Sale (Aug. 21), and the team at Lane’s End Sales is excited about representing your bloodstock interests.

No matter the market level, Lane’s End’s savvy, experienced professionals will help your horse realize its full potential. Take a look and see how we did for our clients last year.

At the Fasig-Tipton November Sale, Lane’s End was entrusted with the likes of Dayatthespa, who two days before selling had registered a victory in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf that would later earn her an Eclipse Award. The $2.2 million-earning daughter of CITY ZIP, campaigned by Bradley Thoroughbreds and partners, proved ones of the stars of the sale, and was hammered down to Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings for $2.1 million.

Dayatthespa was one of three million-dollar horses for Lane’s End that night. Night Lagoon (Ger), dam of the European champion Novellist (Ger), went to BBA Ireland for $1.7 million, while Robsham Stable’s Sweet N Discreet was purchased by Crupi’s New Castle Farm for $1.1 million. Lane’s End’s Fasig draft was completed by the $750,000 Belle Gallantey, the Grade 1-winning daughter of AFTER MARKET who sold to SF Bloodstock.

In all, four offered, four sold for an average of $1,412,500.

Buyers continued to flock to Lane’s End’s consignment at Keeneland November, where we sold 124 horses for an average of $123,633. That led all consignors who sold 75 or more horses. Lane’s End’s November consignment grossed more than $15.3 million, and included another trio of seven-figure mares.

There was Hronis Racing’s Iotapa, the Grade 1-winning daughter of Afleet Alex who sold to China Horse Club for $2.8 million. There was Jerry and Ann Moss’s Stanwyck, the Empire Maker half to Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo who went to agent Steve Young for $2.4 million. And there was the Grade 1 winner Last Full Measure, who sold to China Horse Club for $1.5 million.

It wasn’t just mares that were popular at Lane’s End. Our weanlings included a $350,000 colt by Street Cry (Ire)—Nomistakeaboutit purchased by Jon Kelly, and a $290,000 colt by UNION RAGS—Brush of Fortune who sold to Walnut Hill Bloodstock.

How did the results from Lane’s End’s draft compare to other sellers? The Keeneland November Sale average was $81,966—a 40.5% difference from Lane’s End’s average of $123,633.

Success at the November sales is a historical tradition at Lane’s End.

Lane’s End has led all consignors at Keeneland November three times. Since 2000, a mare consigned by Lane’s End has topped the sale four times, a quartet that includes the $4 million Awesome Maria (2013), the $2.4 million Christmas Kid (2011), the $4 million Twenty Eight Carat (2001), and the $4.9 million Jewel Princess (2000).

Lane’s End has sold two of the Top 5 weanling fillies ever at Keeneland November: the $2.6 million Miss Besilu (2011) and the $1.7 million La Suena (2005).

And Lane’s End was entrusted to handle the highest-grossing dispersal of all time. In 2011/12, Lane’s End facilitated the complete dispersal Ned Evans’s Spring Hill Farm, which grossed an unheard of $62.3 million.

In 2013, Lane’s End also handled the complete dispersals of E. Paul Robsham LLC, which grossed $12.1 million; and Fares Farm, which grossed $7.3 million.

What’s separates Lane’s End Sales? Through years of hard work and dedication, we have established a unique trust with a network of buyers based on honesty and integrity. From the client perspective, Lane’s End puts a premium on respect and customer service.

Have questions? Looking to have a horse appraised? Contact Lane’s End’s Allaire Ryan at aryan@lanesend.com, and put our expertise to work for you.

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