Keeneland September Sale

2021 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Important Information


The Keeneland September Yearling Sale begins on Monday, September 13 and continues through Friday, September 24.

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale is the global marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings and is the world’s most important Thoroughbred sale. Please continue to reference this page for key updates and operational reminders related to this year’s September sale.

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2021 September Yearling Sale Schedule




Friday, Sept. 10   Previews for Book 1 Begin
Monday, Sept. 13 Book 1 Session 1: 199 hips, 1 p.m. start
Tuesday, Sept. 14 Book 1

Session 2: 200 hips, 1 p.m. start. 

RNA reoffer at conclusion of session 2

Wednesday, Sept. 15 Book 2 Session 3: 350 hips, 11 a.m. start
Thursday, Sept. 16 Book 2 Session 4: 348 hips, 11 a.m. start
Friday, Sept. 17 Dark Day Dark Day
Saturday, Sept. 18 Book 3 Session 5: 413 hips, 10 a.m. start
Sunday, Sept. 19 Book 3 Session 6: 414 hips, 10 a.m. start
Monday, Sept. 20 Book 4

Session 7: 415 hips, 10 a.m. start

Tuesday, Sept. 21 Book 4 Session 8: 414 hips, 10 a.m. start
Wednesday, Sept. 22 Book 5 Session 9: 413 hips, 10 a.m. start
Thursday, Sept. 23 Book 5

Session 10: 413 hips, 10 a.m. start

Friday, Sept. 24 Book 5 Session 11: 453 hips, 10 a.m. start


As a safeguard for those sellers who may feel disadvantaged by an early placement in the session, we will institute an RNA Reoffer. Below are the key details of this new initiative:

  • Sellers with yearlings that RNA during Session 1 will have the option to resell immediately after the last cataloged hip of Session 2.

  • To participate in the RNA Reoffer, sellers must inform the Sales office in writing no later than 30 minutes following the sale of the last hip of Session 1.

  • A reserve must be placed and approved on reoffered horses, and must be within 15 percent above or below the initial hammer price.

  • Keeneland will list and promote horses participating in the RNA Reoffer to buyers the evening of Monday, Sept. 13.

  • In the event a horse RNAs a second time, a 2.5 percent commission will be based on the higher buyback hammer price.

  • Sellers will have the right to sell a yearling listed in the RNA Reoffer privately beforehand, but must notify the Sales office immediately of such a private sale so the appropriate announcements can be made.

  • Horses sold in the RNA Reoffer will be recorded as if they sold in their initial hip number and time slot. Similar to private sales,only one record will be published in the final sales results.

Expanded Bidding Options

Keeneland will again provide remote bidding opportunities for the January Sale, delivering a world-class experience no matter your location. Click below to learn how to access and register for an account in the Keeneland Sales Portal for real-time bidding online or by phone throughout the sale.

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Photos & Videos for the Online Catalog

Keeneland has continued to make enhancements to our online catalog, including displaying photos & videos. In an effort to assist your planning, we’d like to provide you with a few updates and pointers.

For any questions on the photo or video process ahead of the sale, please contact for assistance.