Keeneland September Yearling Sale Barn Notes - September 11, 2012

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Keeneland September Yearling Sale Barn Notes

September 11, 2012

  • BARN QUOTES
  • FAN INTEREST GROWS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
  • VIDEO CONSIGNOR COMMENTS
  • SPOTLIGHT ON SEPTEMBER SALE GRADUATES
  • SEPTEMBER SALE PHOTOS/VIDEO AVAILABLE ON KEENELAND FTP SITE
  • CATALOG UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR SEPTEMBER SALE YEARLINGS
  • MONDAY STATS SUMMARY
  • 2012 SEPTEMBER SALE QUICK LINKS

BARN QUOTES

HRTV analyst and former jockey Zoe Cadman, who assists bloodstock adviser Marette Farrell in selecting yearlings

“It’s quality over quantity, and last night you saw the quality shine through. Obviously the ‘now’ horses, like the half to Bodemeister and the half to My Miss Aurelia, really sold well. The next few days I think will be based more on the individual. Last night was about the breeding and the ‘Who’s Who’ in racing.”

Mark Toothaker, consignor

“Last night was very strong. I thought there was a good, widespread variety of buyers. We didn’t have anything in that first session, but it looked very good. Our barn activity has been good for the Book 2 horses. We’ve had a lot of people by; we’ve stayed very steady. I’m very happy.”

Charlie Boden Head of Sales for Darley

“I hope today, tomorrow and the next day are as spirited as it was on Monday. I don’t think there is that much difference in the physical attributes of the [Book 2] horses [compared with Book 1]. They are as nice or nicer than the ones that sold yesterday.”

 

FAN INTEREST GROWS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

Over the duration of Monday’s sale, approximately 500 tweets were generated using #keesept on Twitter. The Monday sale session attracted 13,576 ‘unique’ or new visitors to keeneland.com

Racing fans can follow all the September Sale action via Facebook and Twitter @keenelandsales using #keesept. September Sale barn notes, session updates and daily wrap-up releases will be posted on Keeneland’s social media sites as well as its website, www.keeneland.com.

 

CONSIGNOR COMMENTS

Click on the following links for short video interviews conducted by Tom Leach. Consignors discuss the September Sale and their Book 2 consignments.

Kitty Taylor, Warrendale Sales

Barbara Vanlangendonck, Summerfield Farm

Meg Levy, Bluewater Sales

 

SPOTLIGHT ON SEPTEMBER SALE GRADUATES

Keeneland September Sale fillies have earned headlines this summer.

Contested has recorded five wins in seven starts, highlighted by victories in the Eight Belles (G3) at Churchill Downs, the TVG Acorn (G1) at Belmont and the Test (G1) at Saratoga. The daughter of Ghostzapper was purchased for $110,000 by Woodliegh Stables from Claiborne Farm, agent (auction video). A half-brother to Contested brought $1.05 million from Jane B. Dunn, agent, the fourth-highest price at Monday’s session.

Elusive Kate has Group 1 wins in the 2011 Total Prix Marcel Boussac-Criterium des Pouliches (G1) at Longchamp and 2012 Prix Rothschild at Deauville. Consigned by Clovelly Farms, the Elusive Quality filly sold for $70,000 to Blandford Bloodstock (auction video).

My Miss Aurelia won the 2011 Frizette (G1) and Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to earn an Eclipse Award as champion juvenile filly. The Smart Strike filly won the Mandys Gold Stakes in August at Saratoga in her 2012 debut. Owner George Bolton paid $550,000 for My Miss Aurelia from consignor Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (auction video). Shadwell Estate Company paid $850,000 for a half-brother to My Miss Aurelia on Monday at Keeneland.

 

CATALOG UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR SEPTEMBER SALE YEARLINGS

 Since The Catalog  . . .

Here’s a list of horses with black type, 1st dam updates for Book 2, session 3. For a full list of updates, go to http://flex.keeneland.com/updates/updates.html

  HIP

SIRE

DAM

UPDATES

452

Lawyer Ron

Viva La Slew

View

469

Stormy Atlantic

Wilshewed

View

469

Stormy Atlantic

Wilshewed

View

494

Silver Deputy

Zuri Ridge

View

503

First Samurai

Afleet Summer

View

537

Even the Score

Mining My Own

View

563

E Dubai

Beholden

View

570

Cape Cross (IRE)

Francesca d'Gorgio

View

571

Street Cry (IRE)

Binavicar

View

571

Street Cry (IRE)

Binavicar

View

581

Scat Daddy

Blushing Issue

View

673

Dynaformer

Speed Succeeds

View

673

Dance in the Dark (JPN)

Touch for Gold

View

673

Dynaformer

Speed Succeeds

View

714

A.P. Indy

Dream Rush

View

728

Tapit

Effectual

View

 

MONDAY STATS SUMMARY

September 10 Session

No. Sold          75                   

Gross               $30,290,000

Average           $403,867

Median            $350,000                    

 

Top 5 Consignors

Eaton Sales                                         11        $5,130,000

Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent        11        $4,100,000

Lane’s End Farm                                 10        $3,050,000

Gainesway                                             6        $2,835,000

Clearsky Farms                                      5        $1,660,000

 

Top 5 Buyers

Shadwell Estate Company Ltd              4        $3,800,000

Whisper Hill Farm                                 3        $2,250,000

K.K. Eishindo                                       4        $1,975,000

Charles & Maribeth Sandford                3        $1,730,000

Jane B. Dunn, agent                              2        $1,450,000

 

Top 5 Session Prices

131      Colt by Distorted Humor - Mushka 

            Eaton Sales, agent

            $1.65 million   Shadwell Estate Company Ltd.

 

45        Filly by Smart Strike – Untouched Talent 

            Brookdale Sales, agent for Audley Farm Equine

            $1.3 million     Donato Lanni, agent for Sikura & Lunsford

 

128      Filly by A.P. Indy – Moonlight Sonata

            Mill Ridge Sales, agent

            $1.1 million     Whisper Hill Farm

 

94        Colt by War Front – Gold Vault

            Claiborne Farm, agent

            $1.05 million   Jane B. Dunn, agent   

 

41        Colt by Street Cry (IRE) -- Tizso

            Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent

            $1 million        Charles & Maribeth Sandford

 

Shack Parrish raises an American flag at the Indian Creek barn on Tuesday in observance of September 11. (Please credit as Keeneland photo.)

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