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Preger-developed Nereid sold for $1.3 million

Posted: January 8, 2013 10:12 a.m.
Updated: January 9, 2013 5:00 a.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky.  --  Demand for young, stakes-caliber mares, led by the $1.3 million paid for 2011 American Oaks (G1) winner Nereid, ruled opening Monday at Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Nereid was developed in Camden at Mickey Preger Jr.’s barn at the Camden Training Center.
Lane Seliger of Baumann Stables purchased Nereid, a 5-year-old daughter of Rock Hard Ten out of the Belong to Me mare Dowry.
In addition to her win in the American Oaks, which came in a dead heat, Nereid finished second in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1) and third in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) and Del Mar Oaks (G1).
She was consigned as a broodmare prospect by Don Robinson’s Winter Quarter Farm, as agent for owner Eric Kronfeld. Kronfeld purchased Nereid for $190,000 at Keeneland’s 2009 September Yearling Sale.
“She was extraordinary in this sale; she was clearly the star,” Robinson said of Nereid. “She had a presence that grabbed people. I expected her to bring a very nice number and she did.”
“The November (Breeding Stock) Sale was a very good horse sale, and not everyone was able to fill their orders,” added Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland’s Director of Sales.
“Buyers have very strict guidelines when it comes to buying broodmares; either they meet the guidelines or they don’t. So having a mare like Nereid in the sale helps dramatically.”

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