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Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2008 9:44 PM

Medaglia d’Oro filly tops day four at Keeneland
Photo by Z/Keeneland
by Pete Denk

Dr. Karen Sanderson, a surgeon who lives in suburban London, outbid the industry’s two biggest players to purchase a Medaglia d’Oro filly for $1.1-million on day four of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

The bidding duel, which included representatives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum and Coolmore Stud, ended with Sheikh Mohammed’s primary bloodstock agent, John Ferguson, turning his back on the auctioneers in the back ring following Sanderson’s bid of $1.1-million.