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Capote’s Way brings top price in Keeneland sale

January 8, 1997

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ William S. Farish, owner of Lane’s End near Versailles, Ky., paid a top price of $350,000 for Capote’s Way during Tuesday’s session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Craig Bandoroff’s Denali Stud sold the 4-year-old filly by Capote out of Gene’s Lady, a stakes winner of $946,190. Farish said Capote’s Way will remain in training with D. Wayne Lukas.

Second high price of the session was $300,000 paid by Haruya Yoshida of Japan for Perfect Gem, an 8-year-old broodmare who is pregnant to Boundary. Calumet Farm sold the bay mare by Alydar out of Baby Diamonds.

Keeneland sold 260 horses during Tuesday’s session for $8,695,200, an average of $33,443. At the halfway point of the four-day auction, 517 horses have been sold for $18,324,000, an average of $35,443.

The sale continues through Thursday.

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