Old Gables outlasted all bidders to take home a Florida-bred colt by Not This Time for $240,000 during Session 7 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Monday. Set to run 12 sessions, the prominent yearling auction will conclude Saturday.

Consigned by Gainesway as agent for breeder Bridlewood Farm and cataloged as Hip 2059, the colt is out of the Verrazano mare Completed, a half-sister to Grade 1 Longines Test and Grade 1 Frizette-winner Separationofpowers and stakes-winner Empire of War.

Several other Florida-breds sold on the day including Hip 2350, Dracula, a gray roan colt from the first crop by Horse of the Year, Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic-winner Authentic. Robert Cotran purchased the colt, who is out of Uncle Mo mare Thedevil Wearsnada, for $85,000 out of the Darby Dan Farm as agent consignment. Thedevil Wearsnada is a half-sister to Grade 1-winner and multiple stakes-producer Awesome Humor, stakes-placed Dignified Donovan and multiple graded stakes-producer Surf Club. Danzel J. Brendemuehl, Michael Reilly and Gary Marsh bred the colt.

Hip 2312, a bay colt by Maclean’s Music purchased by Anthony Tate and Gracie Bloodstock as agent for $50,000. Out of the stakes-winning Tapit mare Southern Girl, a full sister to stakes-winner Marconi, the colt was consigned by Denali Stud as agent for Bridlewood Farm. Southern Girl is also half-sister to multiple Grade 1-winning Florida-bred Mucho Macho Man and stakes-placed Mucho Mans Gold. The colt was bred by Bridlewood Farm.

Hip 2124, Hit Song, went to Madel Consuelo Gonzalez for $30,000. The bay filly was consigned by Lane’s End as agent and is by Maclean’s Music out of Good Cause, by Giant’s Causeway. Bred in Florida by Vegso Racing Stable, the filly is a half-sister to stakes-producer Lil White Dove.

Hip 2134, a colt by Girvin consigned by Machmer Hall Sales as agent for Machmer Hall et al., went for $25,000 to Blazing Saddles. He is out of Healthful, by Summer Front, a daughter of Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel, and was bred in Florida by Brereton C. Jones.

Jones, a former governor of the Commonweath of Kentucky, master of Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. and longtime Florida breeder and supporter of the Florida thoroughbred breeding industry, passed away Monday according to several reports.

A Florida-bred filly selling as Hip 2014 dropped the gavel at $20,000 on a final bid from Summer Equine LLC. The Kinsman Farm-bred filly is by Daredevil out of Belletta, by Florida-bred sire Bellamy Road.

Hip 2203, a Florida-bred colt from the first crop by Authentic sold for $17,000 to Bartolome Mafla Hennena. Consigned by Gainesway as agent and bred by Loren Nichols, the colt is out of the Tiznow mare Mimi’s Tiz, a full sister to stakes-winner Summer House.

Madel Consuelo Gonzalez also purchased Hip 2012, a Florida-bred filly from the first crop by Vekoma, for $15,000. Consigned by Gainesway as agent, the filly is out of the stakes-placed mare Bella Alicita, by Bellamy Road. The filly was bred in Florida by Loren Nichols.

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