Day 4 Keeneland January Sale – Blandford buys Mahkama

Bernardini broodmare prospect Mahkama provided the top price on Day 4 of the Keeneland January Sale when making $145,000 to the bid of Blandford Bloodstock.

Mahkama won a Kempton juvenile in 2011 for trainer Saeed bin Suroor.  The former Godolphin galloper is a half-sister to G3 winner Summer Raven (Summer Squall).  Their dam Rahy Rose (Rahy) is a half-sister to G1 winning racehorse and sire Wild Rush (Wild Again).

Stallion prospect Night Site was next best on the leader-board at $135,000.  A Juddmonte Farms homebred, he was trained by Bill Mott and was runner-up at Gulfstream Park and Belmont Park last year.

Night Site (4c Giant’s Causeway – Sightseek by Distant View) is a half-brother to G3 placed Raison d’Etat (A.P. Indy).  They are the only two runners produced so far by G1 winning mare Sightseek who earned more than $2.40 million during her illustrious career.

A Malibu Moon colt was the top-priced yearling during Thursday’s session when bringing $75,000 from Santee Stables.  The Kentucky-bred is out of the Kingmambo mare Moonstar and is a half-brother to G1 Garden City Hcp winner Miss World (Bernstein).

Also fetching $75,000 was a newly-turned two-year-old colt by Tiznow from the consignment of Lane’s End as agent for Fares Farm.  He is a brother to stakes winner Thor’s Daughter and had been passed-in for $70,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

On Thursday, 248 horses were sold for a total of $3.38 million.  The average dropped 5% to $13,668 and the median dived 18% to $7,000.

The January Sale runs through to Friday and full details can be viewed at:  www.keeneland.com