EVANS PURCHASE TWO TOP OFFERINGS FROM OVERBROOK DISPERSAL

Mares forming the final stage of the Overbrook Farm dispersal dominated the top of the market on the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock on Wednesday, with the dispersal consignment providing nine of the ten top prices of the day. Overbrook’s consignment provided the top five of the day, and Virginia-breeder Edward P. Evans purchased two of the mares for his Spring Hill Farm broodmare band.

Evans bought Dark Sky for $1.3 million, and Wild Poppy for $900,000.

Four-year-old Dark Sky, by Storm Cat, out of Media Nox (GB) by Lycius won twice at three earning $82,733. She is a full-sister to multiple French Group 1 winner Nebraska Storm and a half sister to Group 2 stakes winner Burning Sun and Group 3 winner Mirabilis.

Three-year-old Wild Poppy, by El Prado (IRE), out of the two-year-old champion Flanders by Seeking the Gold, is a winner of one race this year and $36,000. Aside from being out of a Breeders Cup winner and champion, she is also a half-sister to the millionaire and champion Surfside who won the Frizette, Hollywood Starlet, the Santa Anita Oaks and the Las Virgenes Stakes – all Grade I events.