KEENELAND SEPTEMBER YEARLING SALE
8 - 21 September 2014
Closing out its 10th day of selling, Keeneland realized increases for the fifth consecutive session of the September Yearling Sale in Lexington Thursday. During the second and final session of Book 4,276 horses sold for $9,376,000, a 3.7% increase over the gross of $9,038,600 for 291 horses sold last year. The average increased 9.3%, from $31,060 to $33,971. The median price of $25,000 remained the same as in 2013.
Topping the 10th day was Hip 3024, a colt from the family of GI Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird (Birdstone) and multiple Grade I winner Dullahan (Even the Score). Consigned by Betz Thoroughbreds Inc, agent, the chestnut was secured by Midwest Thoroughbreds for $200,000. The colt is out of the
Mr. Greeley mare Aspen Whisper, whose half-sister Mining My Own produced Mine That Bird and Dullahan, winner of Keeneland’s GI Toyota Blue Grass Stakes in 2012.
Also bringing some action the ring was Hip 3051, a colt by Yes It’s True out of the Brahms mare Brahms Allegro. From the family of Grade I winners Stellar Jayne (Wild Rush) and Starrer (Dynaformer), the grey brought $180,000 from agent Garry Simms. The colt was consigned by Van Meter Sales.
Since the first day of selling September 8, a total of 2,153 yearlings sold for $268,795,000, down slightly from 2013 when 2,313 yearlings sold for $273,475,100. The average of $124,847 rose 5.6% from $118,234 last year, while the median increased 10.8%, from $65,000 to $72,000.
Warrendale Sales was Thursday’s top consignor, selling 25 yearlings for $949,500, while the leading buyer honors went to Carl R. Moore Management LLC, which paid $227,000 for three horses.
The sale continues today and runs through Sunday.