Keeneland September Yearling Sale Barn Notes - September 9, 2012

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Keeneland September Yearling Sale Barn Notes

September 9, 2012

  • BARN QUOTES
  • 2011 SEPTMEBER SALE GRAD PATAKY KID WINS ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON FUTURITY
  • CATALOG UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR SEPTEMBER SALE YEARLINGS
  • LEADING TRAINER DALE ROMANS OFFERS FIRST KEENELAND CONSIGNMENT
  • KEENELAND EMPLOYS SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH TO FANS, TECH AMENITIES FOR CLIENTS
  • SEPTEMBER SALE PHOTOS/VIDEO AVAILABLE ON KEENELAND FTP SITE
  • SPOTLIGHT ON SEPTEMBER SALE GRADUATES
  • INVESTMENT INCENTIVES AVAILABLE TO YEARLING BUYERS
  • 2012  SEPTEMBER SALE QUICK LINKS

BARN QUOTES

Dell Hancock, who with her family owns and operates Claiborne Farm

“I think having a late start [session begins at 4 p.m.] on Monday is a great idea. It gives trainers time to run their stakes horses on Saturday or Sunday and still get here on Monday to see these yearlings that are in the select group. It is not too many (horses cataloged in the opening select session) so they should be able to get through them. I think making that Monday session special is great. Kudos to Keeneland for trying something new and setting a high standard.”

Bill Farish, of Lane’s End, on the farm’s leading stallion A.P. Indy. Fifteen yearlings from the final crop of A.P. Indy, who was pensioned in 2011, are cataloged this week at Keeneland

“From dad’s (William S. Farish) perspective, (A.P. Indy) was the culmination of everything he was trying to do in the horse business all wrapped up in one horse.”

Mark Taylor, vice president of marketing and public sales for Taylor Made Farm

“With the reduced foal crop, I think we are going to see more strength.”

Headley Bell, managing partner of Mill Ridge Farm, on preparing for the September Sale

“We have been two years (gestation and first year) waiting for this time. This is our harvest time. You welcome it and you embrace it each and every day. And if you are fortunate to have good clients and good horses, you’re excited about it.”

 

2011 SEPTMEBER SALE GRAD PATAKY KID WINS ARLINGTON-WASHINGTON FUTURITY

Congratulations to Pataky Kid, a three-length winner of Saturday’s Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) at Arlington Park. The son of Rockport Harbor was sold at the 2011 September Yearling Sale for $62,000 to All in Sales. He was consigned by Select Sales, as agent for breeder H. Allen Poindexter.

 

CATALOG UPDATES AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR SEPTEMBER SALE YEARLINGS

Since The Catalog  . . .

Here’s a list of horses with black type, 1st dam updates for Book 1. For a full list of updates, go to http://flex.keeneland.com/updates/updates.html

0022

Tiznow

Shop Again

View

0027

Indian Charlie

Stop Traffic

View

0071

Empire Maker

Cohiba Miss

View

0076

Tapit

Dancing Alone

View

0094

War Front

Gold Vault

View

0096

Distorted Humor

Half A. P.

View

0118

Malibu Moon

Lucinda K

View

0130

Pulpit

Ms. Cornstalk

View

0132

Distorted Humor

My Miss Storm Cat

View

   

LEADING TRAINER DALE ROMANS OFFERS FIRST KEENELAND CONSIGNMENT

Dale Romans is a familiar name at Keeneland. Twice leading trainer, during the 2001-2002 fall race meetings, he has won eight stakes here, including the 2011 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (G1) and 2012 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) with Dullahan, and the 2012 Transylvania (G3) with Silver Max.

Now Romans’ name appears not only in the racing program but in the Keeneland sales catalog. 

He will be a first-time consignor at Keeneland this September. Under his Romans Racing and Sales banner, he will offer four yearlings, highlighted by two fillies - one by Unbridled’s Song and one by Malibu Moon – cataloged in Book 1.

As the son of renowned Thoroughbred trainer Jerry Romans, Dale Romans’ grew up on the racetrack, taking out his trainer’s license at age 18. And though his pedigree slants heavily toward racing, Romans regularly attends the Keeneland sales, advising clients on yearling purchases.

He recently expanded his interest in the sales side of the industry, however, buying a 105-acre farm in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region. From there he plans to venture into sale consignments on a small scale.

“We will be doing a little bit of everything - yearlings, weanlings and broodmares - but we will try to keep it small, like a boutique consignment,” Romans said. “I like all parts of racing. It all kind of fits together.”

Farm Manager Teresa Little will oversee Romans’ September Sale consignment.

The Keeneland sales consignment is another milestone in what has been a memorable year for Romans. He currently ranks third among North American trainers with more than $8 million in purse earnings.

Keeneland September Sale graduates have provided Romans with many of his recent high-profile wins. Dullahan, a $250,000 purchase by Jerry Crawford’s Donegal Racing at the 2010 September Sale, added to his laurels by winning the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) on August 26 and is a leading candidate for year-end championship honors. Other September Sale standouts include 2011 Preakness (G1) and 2012 Metropolitan (G1) winner Shackleford; 2011 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner Court Vision and 2010 Secretariat (G1) winner Paddy O’Prado.

Romans also trained 2004 champion turf male Kitten’s Joy and Roses in May, winner of the 2005 Dubai World Cup.  

 

KEENELAND EMPLOYS SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH TO FANS, TECH AMENITIES FOR CLIENTS

Racing fans can follow all the September Sale action via Facebook and Twitter @keenelandsales using #keesept. September Sale barn notes, session updates and daily wrap-up releases will be posted on Keeneland’s social media sites as well as its website, www.keeneland.com.

New this year are the touchscreen kiosks located around the sale pavilion that provide horsemen immediate access to catalog and sales summary information.

Keeneland’s recently remodeled website offers a stakes-winning sales graduates list that is now sortable and downloadable for ease of use.

The website also features an Owners Journal in which owners such as J. Paul Reddam, George Bolton, Jill Baffert, Kenny Troutt, Jerry Crawford, Charlotte Weber and others recount their victories and experiences with horses purchased at the September Sale.

Keeneland also provides a number of innovative tools that offer convenience, facilitate the sales process and deliver up-to-the-minute information to our clients. 

Keeneland Pedigree offers expansive online catalog pages for horses listed in Book 1, featuring links to race records, charts and race replays, and free daily updates.

The Consignor Portfolio enables clients to manage their consignment information online, with the ability to update all contact and account information; submit and track paperwork; receive alerts about your horses before, during and after sale; and print account summaries and statements on demand.

Keeneland Portfolio allows buyers to maximize valuable information about horses cataloged and sold at Keeneland. This tool assists with managing and updating personal account information; creating “short lists” of horses for each sale and establishing alerts for those horses; and access to current and historical account and sale information.

The Equineline Sales Catalog app for the iPad can be downloaded free from the App Store on iPad or at iTunes. This unique app loads sales catalogs to your iPad and enables you to highlight catalog pages in color; assign ratings; make conformation notes; record veterinary information; create “short lists;” and perform various catalog searches.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON SEPTEMBER SALE GRADUATES

I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister, both graduates of the 2010 September Yearling Sale, came into this spring’s classics off impressive wins in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1), respectively. I’ll Have Another ran down Bodemeister to win the Kentucky Derby (G1), and repeated the performance two weeks later in the Preakness (G1). Brookdale Sales consigned both colts to the September Sale. I’ll Have Another was purchased for $11,000 by Victor Davila (auction video), while Zayat Stables paid $260,000 for Bodemeister (auction video).

September Sale alumni have won five of the past six Triple Crown races – 2011 Kentucky Derby (Animal Kingdom); 2011 Preakness (Shackleford); 2011 Belmont (G1) (Ruler On Ice); 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness (I’ll Have Another).    

 

INVESTMENT INCENTIVES AVAILABLE TO YEARLING BUYERS

Prospective buyers at the September Sale should be aware of 2012 investment incentives. These incentives permit small businesses to write off or expense certain amounts of the cost of qualified depreciable property.  Yearlings are an example of such property.

For new qualified depreciable property purchases, buyers may be able to write off half of the cost through 50% Bonus Depreciation.  For new or used property purchases, buyers may be able to write off a generous amount of qualified depreciable property through the $125,000 Expense Allowance.  In either case, the property must be purchased and placed in service in 2012.

Download more information about both incentives here.

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