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Keeneland Sales Alumni Mei Ling, America Carry High Weight in Top Flight Invitational

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni Mei Ling, winner of the Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes on March 5 at Aqueduct, and America, winner of the Turnback the Alarm (G3) last fall at Belmont, highlight entries for today’s Top Flight Invitational (G3) at Aqueduct.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 

Keeneland Sales Alumni Mei Ling, America Carry High Weight in Top Flight Invitational

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2016) – Keeneland sales alumni Mei Ling, winner of the Heavenly Prize Invitational Stakes on March 5 at Aqueduct, and America, winner of the Turnback the Alarm (G3) last fall at Belmont, highlight entries for today’s Top Flight Invitational (G3) at Aqueduct.

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 10 

Strong Commerce Yields Positive Results as Keeneland September Yearling Sale Concludes

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 26, 2015) – Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale closed Saturday following nearly two weeks of robust trade that generated solid gains led by a record-equaling median price and the sale of 11 seven-figure yearlings. Results reflect a continued trend toward stability in the Thoroughbred market. 

Brisk Trade Continues at Keeneland September Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 25, 2015) – A colt from the first crop of The Factor brought $170,000 to headline a robust day of selling on Friday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. 

Gross receipts of $279,977,300 posted through 11 sessions of this year’s 12-day sale surpassed total sales of $279,960,500 recorded for the entire 13-day September Sale in 2014. 

Momentum Carries into Final Days of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 24, 2015) – Commerce remained strong during the tenth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Thursday, led by the sale of a Colonel John colt sold for $170,000. 

Keeneland sold 283 yearlings for $6,513,000 on Thursday, nearly equal to the corresponding session in 2014 when 289 horses grossed $6,626,500. The average of $23,014 was up from last year’s $22,929, while the median of $17,000 remained the same.

Half-Sister to Grade 1 Winner Nyquist Sells for $330,000 to Top Wednesday Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 23, 2015) – A half-sister to the undefeated Grade 1 stakes-winning juvenile Nyquist, entered in Saturday’s FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita, sold to Bridlewood Farm for $330,000 to highlight Wednesday’s ninth session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Curlin Filly Commands $975,000 During Seventh Session of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2015) – With John Brocklebank, agent, Utah-based Dickman’s Legacy Ranch prevailed in a lively bidding battle to land a filly by Curlin for $975,000 and record the top price on Monday during a strong seventh of 12 sessions of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale marked by across-the-board increases.

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.

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