Keeneland January horses of all ages sale

Shortly after signing the ticket for the stakes-winning filly Bon Jovi Girl on Tuesday, Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud had a simple answer for why he spent $950,000.

“Everybody wants quality,” he said.

Unfortunately, during the 2010 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, there simply wasn’t enough to go around.

A lack of top-end offerings combined with a depressed marketplace resulted in overall declines as the Keeneland January exercise wrapped up its five-day run Friday.

There were a handful of bright spots during the sale. Miss Isella brought $1.085 million when she sold to Adena Springs owner Frank Stronach. But many sellers held on to their better stock for fear of losing some of their value.

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