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Influx of Buyers Drives Competitive Market; Substantial Gains at Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2012) – Demand for quality yearlings from an exceptionally deep global buying bench drove strong commerce throughout Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, producing double-digit increases in average and median prices.

My Miss Aurelia, Golden Ticket Headline Talented Keeneland Sales Grads Entered this Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2012) – Undefeated champion My Miss Aurelia and Golden Ticket, winner in a dead-heat of the Travers Stakes (G1), are among the accomplished Keeneland sales alumni competing in graded stakes this weekend. My Miss Aurelia seeks her third Grade 1 win in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes, while Golden Ticket goes postward in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2), both at Parx Racing.

Divine Park Colt Sells for $110,000 on Thursday at Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 20, 2012) – Cromwell Bloodstock paid $110,000 for a colt by Divine Park to top Thursday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent, the colt is out of Window Woman, by Skip Away. He is a half-brother to 2012 Grover (Bud) Delp Memorial Stakes winner Window Boy.

Keeneland September Sale Registers Significant Gains on Tuesday

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 18, 2012) – The bullish market showed no sign of slowing on Tuesday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Keeneland once again realized double-digit increases across-the-board, selling 302 horses for gross receipts of $11,648,500, up 21.60 percent from a year ago when 302 yearlings brought $9,579,400. The day’s average of $38,571 increased 21.60 percent from $31,720 in 2011, while the median surged 20 percent to $30,000 compared to $25,000 last year.

The RNA, or buy-back, rate for the session dropped 21.31 percent to 16.80 percent. 

Double Digit Gains Punctuate Seventh Session

Forty Eight Percent Increase in Median Figure

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 17, 2012) – The seventh session of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale saw double digit gains in gross, average and median—with the median increasing an impressive 48 percent above this comparable session last year.

Momentum Continues at Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 16, 2012) – Trade remained brisk during Sunday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which saw across-the-board increases.

Keeneland sold 281 yearlings on Sunday for $21,625,000, up 5.10 percent from 2011 when 292 horses brought $20,575,000.  Average price increased 9.22 percent from $70,462 to 76,957, while the median price of $60,000 rose 20 percent over last year’s $50,000.

Brisk Business Defines First Week of Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 14, 2012) – Active trade from a diverse buying bench and the sale of seven yearlings for $1 million or more drove strong results during opening week of Keeneland’s premier September Yearling Sale, held September 10-13.

Through four sessions of the 11-day sale, 655 yearlings have been sold for $132,853,000, for an average of $202,829 and a median of $150,000.

Bernardini Colt Brings $1.55 Million to Punctuate Bullish Market at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 12, 2012) – Brisk business drove across-the-board gains during the third session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, which was boosted by the sale of a Bernardini colt for $1.55 million, the second-highest-priced yearling to date in the auction.

Keeneland sold 196 horses on Wednesday for $34,573,000, a 5.34 percent increase from a year ago when 215 yearlings brought $32,819,500. The session average of $176,393 was up 15.55 percent from $152,649 in 2011, while the median rose 11.54 percent from $130,000 to $145,000.

Half-Brother to Del Mar Derby (G2) Winner My Best Brother Brings $1.55 Million Early Wednesday

Demi O’Byrne, on behalf of the Coolmore partnership, paid $1.55 million for a Bernardini colt early in Wednesday’s session of the September Yearling Sale. It is the second-highest price of the sale thus far. Consigned by Catherine Parke’s Valkyre Stud, as agent for Mr. and Mrs. William Currin, the colt is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Stormello and recent Del Mar Derby (G2) winner My Best Brother.

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