2 horses sell for at least $3 million at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Irish broodmare Aloof brought $3.9 million and a North American weanling record $3 million was paid for a daughter of Tapit, highlighting the second day of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Florida-based farms paid the top prices on a Wednesday in which 11 horses sold for at least $1 million each. Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm led the way with the sale’s top price tag for the 5-year-old Aloof, a sister to French stakes winner Orator and half-sister to Irish stakes winner Meow.

John and Leslie Malone of Ocala’s Bridlewood Farm bought the weanling, topping the $2.7 million paid for a weanling colt at Keeneland’s 2006 November sale. Besilu Stables had paid the previous North American record for a weanling filly at the November 2011 sale.

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