Poetfromthepulpit brings top price at Keeneland

Poetfromthepulpit has brought the top price of $40,000 during

the final session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages

Sale.

The 3-year-old Pulpit filly out of the stakes-placed King of

Kings mare Kivi was offered as a racing or broodmare prospect. She

was consigned by Vinery Ltd., as agent, and purchased Friday by

Carlos S.E. Moore, as agent.

Totals for the day were 172 horses selling for $895,500, an

average of $5,206, compared with last year’s final session, when

166 horses sold for $1,095,900, an average of $6,602.

For the five-day auction, 1,021 horses brought $25,250,350, an

average of $24,731, up from the 2010 totals, when 982 horses sold

for $23,895,100, an average of $24,333.

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