$575,000 for Mare in Foal to American Pharoah
Five year-old mare Joyfully, offered in foal to Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, was the top priced offering during the second session of the Keeneland January Horse of All Ages Sale. An unraced half-sister by Mineshaft to Grade III winners Divine Oath and Auntie Joy, Joyfully was bought for $575,000 by Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holding. “(Joyfully) is lovely and (her) foal sold very well just before her. I think it’s a good buy, I hope,” said Aboughazale. “I just bought my farm here (in Bourbon County, Kentucky), and we have to stock it up with nice mares. We want to start well; that’s why we are buying nice mares. There will be a few more (mares to buy) today and that’s it. I think we are very satisfied and have bought very well. We want to breed to sell and breed to race.” The horse preceding Joyfully in the ring was her first foal, a yearling colt by champion sire Uncle Mo, sold to Key Palm Stable for $370,000.