Wednesday’s session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale got off to a brisk start when a half-sister to Take Charge Indy and Will Take Charge sold for $2.2 million to become the highest price of the sale to date.
The filly, Hip 541, by Indian Charlie out of multiple Grade 1 winner Take Charge Lady, was purchased by Mandy Pope of Whisper Hill Farm. Hill ‘n Dale Sales Agency was the consignor, agent.
Earlier Wednesday Hip 446, half-sister to champion sprinter Speightstown sold for $1.75 million. The filly by Tiznow out of Canadian champion Silken Cat, was purchased by Goncalo Torrealba of Borges Torrealba Holdings. Taylor Made Sales Agency consigned the filly for Aaron and Marie Jones.
Spendthrift Farms and Stonestreet Stables partnered to buy Hip 523 for $1.7 million, a colt by Medaglia d’Oro out of Supercharger. Hill n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned the half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver.
Hip 515, a colt by Tapit out of Successful Outlook drew a winning bid of $1.55 million from Nat Rea’s Regis Farm in partnership with Stonestreet Stables. The colt is a half-brother to undefeated Grade 1 winner and September Sale grad Sweet Lulu, and was consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Coolmore Stud's M.V. Magnier signed a $1.4 million ticket for Hip 496, a colt by leading sire Galileo (IRE) out of Starlight Dreams. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent, the yearling is a half-brother to European champion Mastercraftsman and Grade 3 winner Genuine Devotion (IRE). It was the third yearling purchased for $1 million or more by Magnier during this sale.
So far, 13 yearlings have brought seven figures since the sale opened on Monday, surpassing the seven sold during the entire 2012 September Sale. It is the most million-dollar yearlings sold during the September Sale since 18 were sold in 2008.