Mrs. McDougal Tops KEEJAN Tuesday at $1.6m

Keeneland saved the best for last during the second session of its January sale. The 6-year-old mare Mrs. McDougal (Medaglia d’Oro) sparked a fury of late bidding as the final hip through the ring with bloodstock agent Steve Young securing the mare for $1.6 million on behalf of an undisclosed client, making her the current sales topper. Young also signed the ticket on Monday’s session topper the $485,000 Bellavais (Tapit). Mrs. McDougal won the 2015 GII Lake George S. for previous owner Mr. and Mrs. William Warren and trainer Chad Brown. She also placed in the GI Just a Game S. and captured that term’s GIII Noble Damsel S., after which she was privately purchased by consignor Eaton Sales’ Reiley McDonald and Young on behalf of 2 TY LLC and transferred to California-based Richard Mandella. She concluded her career last November with a record of 15-5-0-3 and earnings of $496,736. Hip 781A is out of MSW and MGSP Distorted Passion (Distorted Humor).