Christmas Kid fetches $4.2M at Keeneland



LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Grade 1-winning mare Christmas Kid has brought $4.2 million in the opening hours of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale.

Coolmore Stud bought the 7-year-old bay mare who is in foal to Bernardini. Christmas Kid won the Ashland Stakes in 2007.

Two other Grade 1 winners fetched $2.4 million apiece on Monday. Alain and Gerard Wertheimer bought Mother Goose winner Buster’s Ready and Frank Stronach bought Cat Moves, winner of the 2009 Prioress and sold in foal to Malibu Moon.

Stronach also paid $1.5 million for a weanling half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta and Grade 1 winner Balance.

Weekend Strike, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Court Vision, was sold for $2.3 million.

The Keeneland sale continues through Nov. 17.