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Fillies Pace First Day of Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 8, 2014) – Increases in average and median prices and the sale of two fillies for more than $1 million apiece marked a robust opening session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

“I think the first day went very, very well,” Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell said. “There was very strong, competitive bidding, a good cross section of buyers and a good cross section of prices. The figures reflect that it was a very competitive day.”

Action on opening day of the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 8, 2014) – A Bernardini filly out of millionaire and Grade 1 winner Mushka, by Empire Maker, brought $1.2 million from John Ferguson during Monday’s opening session of the 71st Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Eaton Sales, agent, consigned the filly, whose dam won Keeneland’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1) in 2009.

Keeneland, Country Boy Brewing Introduce Keeneland Sale Ale

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 4, 2014) – Keeneland and Country Boy Brewing will unveil the new Keeneland Sale Ale, a small-batch beer produced by the local brewery designed to promote and celebrate Keeneland’s world-renowned September Yearling Sale in the Central Kentucky community.

Keeneland Sale Grads Inducted in Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Curlin and Ashado for being inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame.

Curlin

Sold for $57,000 at the 2005 September Sale, Curlin won 11 races in 16 starts, earned a North American record $10,501,800 and was the 2007-2008 Horse of the Year. Curlin won the 2007 Preakness (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and 2008 Dubai World Cup (G1). He stands at Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Ashado

Keeneland-Sold Juveniles in Graded Stakes Spotlight

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 8, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates highlight the entries for a pair of juvenile stakes at Saratoga on Sunday. The well-bred Take Charge Brandi, second in the recent Schuylerville (G3) and Cavorting, an impressive 11-length maiden winner, go postward in the Adirondack (G2), while the talented graded stakes-placed Mr. Z is among the four Keeneland-sold 2-year-olds – Lord Tyrion, Tizcano and Majestic Affair – competing in the Toyota Saratoga Special (G2).  

 

Keeneland September Sale Alum Sweet Reason Wins Test (G1)

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Sweet Reason captured her third career Grade 1 stakes in winning the Longines Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.

 

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