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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.

Yes It’s True Colt Brings $220,000 to Top Another Strong Day


 Large crowds and competitive bidding on Wednesday drove double-digit increases in gross, average and median for the third consecutive session at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

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.

Fifth Session Posts Double Digit Gains


The strong pace continued on Saturday at Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale, with double digit gains in gross, average and median.

On Saturday, Keeneland sold 296 horses for $25,791,000 an increase of 25.12 percent over 2011 when 280 horses brought $20,613,500.  Average price for the day of $87,132 rose 18.35 percent from last year’s session average of $73,620. The median price of $70,000 was up 37.25 percent from the $51,000 posted in 2011.

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.

Empire Maker Colt Brings $1.1 Million As Keeneland September Sale Continues to Show Strength

A colt by Empire Maker brought $1.1 million as Keeneland recorded gains in gross, average and median on Thursday as it concluded the first week of the September Yearling Sale.

Seven yearlings brought $1 million or more during the first week of selling compared to six in 2011. 

Shigeyuki Okada bought the session-topping colt by Empire Maker out of multiple graded stakes winner Lu Ravi, by A.P. Indy. He is a half-brother to the stakes-winning filly Ravi’s Song and from the family of champion juvenile filly Halfbridled.




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