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Quality Road Colt Brings $710,000 to Top Sunday Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 20, 2015) – A colt by Quality Road sold for $710,000 to lead the Sunday session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

Mark Reid, managing partner for Walnut Green, purchased the session-topper who is out of the Dehere mare Paris Notion and a half-brother to the stakes-placed Pointsman. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, the colt is from the family of Grade 1 winners Fabulous Notion, Fabulously Fast and Cacoethes.

Strong Momentum Produces Gains On Day 5 of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 19, 2015) – Business continued at a brisk pace on Saturday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, which registered across-the-board increases for the final day of Book 2 and was led by the sale of a Mineshaft colt for $485,000.

A total of 267 yearlings sold on Saturday for $32,095,000, up 12.89 percent from the corresponding session in 2014 when 250 horses grossed $28,430,000. The average of $120,206 was 5.7 percent above the $113,720 last year, while the median of $100,000 rose 11.11 percent from $90,000 last year.

Solid Gains, $700,000 Colt Top Fourth Day of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 18, 2015) – Trainer Bob Baffert paid $700,000 for a colt by Uncle Mo to lead Friday’s fourth session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sales, which saw across-the-board increases in results.  

On Friday, a total of 258 yearlings sold for $38,462,000, up 7.93 percent from the corresponding session last year when 294 horses grossed $35,634,500. The average of $149,078 rose 23 percent from $121,206 in 2014, while the median of $120,000 increased 20 percent from $100,000 last year.

Dynamic Market, 11 Seven-Figure Yearlings Define First Week of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 17, 2015) – Vigorous trade, often marked by spirited bidding among the industry’s major foreign and domestic buyers, fueled strong results and led to the sale of 11 seven-figure yearlings during the premier Book 1 segment, held Sept. 14-16, of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

The September Sale, which runs through Sept. 26, is globally recognized as the world’s most important Thoroughbred auction and the chief barometer of the state of the horse industry. 

Tapit Colts Command $2.1 Million, $1.65 Million to Lead Wednesday Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Click here for a video clip of Hip 614, $2.1 million Tapit colt
Click here for a video clip of Hip 530, $1.65 million Tapit colt
Click here for a video clip of Hip 511, $1.5 million Bernardini filly

Distorted Humor Colt Brings $1.525 Million to Headline Tuesday Session at Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 15, 2015) – Domestic buyers flexed their spending muscle on Tuesday during the second session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, resulting in a double-digit increase in gross receipts and the sale of three seven-figure yearlings, led by a Distorted Humor colt for $1.525 million.

Click here for a video clip of Hip 277, $1,525,000 Distorted Humor colt

Robust Increases, Seven-Figure Sales Highlight Opening Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 14, 2015) – Active trade from an international contingent of buyers marked the opening session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale on Monday, generating across-the-board increases and the sale of two fillies by War Front who commanded seven figures each. 

On Monday, Keeneland sold 150 yearlings sold for gross receipts of $44,642,000, up 34.61 percent from 2014 when 120 horses brought $33,165,000. The average price of $297,613 rose 7.68 percent from last year’s $276,375. The median of $265,000 was up 8.16 percent from $245,000 in 2014.

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