Unbridled's Song Colt Tops Keeneland Session; Prices Still Strong

A colt by successful young sire Unbridled's Song brought a top price of $470,000 as the key indicators remained substantially up over a year ago during Saturday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

Fox Hill Farm of Newark, Delaware bought the gray colt by Unbridled's Song out of Colleen Stakes winner Regal Miss Copelan, by Copelan. Taylor Made Sales Agency sold the colt.
Unbridled's Song is the sire Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Unbridled Elaine.

Gross sales, average and median showed large increases over the corresponding session a year ago. Keeneland sold 274 horses Saturday for $20,694,500. The average was $75,527 and the median $50,000.

During the comparable session in 2002, gross sales totaled $15,093,500 for 276 horses. The average was $54,687 and the median was $40,000.

Through five days of the 12-day auction, Keeneland has sold 1,130 horses for $218,918,000, topping the gross sales ($210.8 million) for the entire 2002 September Sale. This year's average, $193,733, is up 35.5% from a year ago and the median, $100,000, shows a 17.6% increase.

At this point in the 2002 sale, 1,155 horses had been sold for $165,137,500, an average of $142,976 and a median of $85,000. The sale continues through Saturday, September 20.

Fifth Session Comparison
Year: 2003
No. Sold: 274
Gross: $20,694,500
Average Price: $75,527
Median Price: $50,000

Year: 2002
No. Sold: 276
Gross: $15,093,500
Average Price: $54,687
Median Price: $40,000

Cumulative Comparison (First Five Sessions)
Year: 2003
No. Sold: 1,130
Gross: $218,918,000
Average Price: $193,733
Median Price: $100,000

Year: 2002
No. Sold: 1,155
Gross: $165,137,500
Average Price: $142,976
Median Price: $85,000

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