Keeneland officials are expecting a typical fall meet from a horse-population perspective, and that's a good thing given increasing competition for racehorses at tracks around the country.
The strong Keeneland September sale could delay action in Kentucky on gaming efforts, though there are plenty of reasons to act. read blog
The ceiling for top prices dropped as Keeneland's September yearling sale ended its penultimate session Sept. 20, but overall figures for the 12-day auction stayed on course to beat last year's returns.
The 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale continued to show strength at the top Sept. 17 as it rolled through its eighth day at a session that seemed to gain strength as it went.
- By Steve Haskin
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss the Saratoga Meet, Breeders' Cup current events, A.P. Indy winners, the Keeneland September Sale, and Departing. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm watch video
Hip 523 is a colt by Medaglia d'Oro out of Supercharger is offered by Hill 'n' Dale Sales at the Keeneland September sale. watch video
Claire Novak recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale, including four million dollar yearlings on the day. Sponsored by Taylor Made Watch Video
Bret Jones discusses 1/2 sister to Proud Spell and Proud Spell colt. Watch Video
Claire Novak takes us through day 1 of the Keeneland September Sale and Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales, comments on the sale. watch video
A $1.5 million Medaglia d'Oro filly from the Gainesway consignment led lively trade Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening session.
- By Ron Mitchell
Headley Bell of Mill Ridge Farm comments on the Keeneland September sale prospects and format change. watch video
Hip 183, a colt by Malibu Moon out of grade I winner Madcap Escapade. Offered by Hill 'n'; Dale Sales Agency. watch video
Claiborne Farm's Bradley Purcell discusses War Front colt from the family of Super Derby winner Departing. watch video
Evan Hammonds talks with Trainer Kelly Breen about the Keeneland September yearling sale. watch video
Hip 459, a colt by champion Speightstown out of group I winner Sleepytime. Offered by Taylor Made Sales. watch video
Claire Novak talks with Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud and Tom Thornbury, Keeneland director of sales. Craig describes what he looks for in horses and expectations for the sale. Tom compares last year to this year. watch video
Above all, buyers want choices. read blog
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 3,908 yearlings have been cataloged for its 2013 September yearling sale. The sale which will run under a new format, will be held Sept. 9-21.
Keeneland's September sale tweaks benefit everyone. read blog
Top consignors commented favorably about Keeneland's new format for a four-day 'Book 1' of its September yearling sale for 2013.
More horses changed hands with sellers collectively making more money. read blog
The first half of Book Four of the Keeneland September yearling sale sees fillies fill the top three price slots.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Mt. Brilliant farm owner Greg Goodman and farm manager Jody Alexander, and Ted Voute of Clearsky Farm, about their A.P. Indy yearling fillies to be sold at the September Sale. watch video
Bloodstock & Markets: Doing one's homework, value shopping among keys
A look at first-crop yearling sires and next year's 2-year-old sales calendar
The estate of the late Edward P. (Ned) Evans will disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, weanlings, broodmares, and racing stock at Keeneland's September yearling and November breeding stock sales.
Keeneland Association officials have made several adjustments to the format for its 2011 September yearling sale.
You look at Steve Bajer and John O'Hara moving around the sales at Keeneland each September and November, and they seem like two guys who took a wrong turn on the way to a fishing trip. Download Now
A filly from the first crop of Eclipse Award-winning grass male English Channel topped Day 12 of the 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington Sept. 24. The filly sold for $110,000.
Owner Vic Carlson leaned against the wall of Barn 41 April 29 at Churchill Downs waiting for his Musket Man to head to the track for his morning gallop. The one-time high school athletic director turned money-machine magnate has been to the Kentucky Derby before, but not with some skin in the game.
Saturday's session of the Keeneland September yearling sale was quite similar to the previous day's trading, as key indicators remained dramatically down from last year's figures.
Selling yearlings at the Keeneland September sale got a lot tougher during Friday's session in Lexington, as all major indices fell hard against previous year's figures.
Michael Paulson said he hopes to find a partner that will let him keep a portion of Azeri's yearling colt to race.
- By Ron Mitchell
The marathon Keeneland September yearling sale did not lose any momentum by taking a day off Sept. 14, with the following sessions on Saturday and Sunday continuing the upward tick shown during the "open" sessions of the auction.
With the exchange rate in their favor, a plethora of Europeans flocked to the Keeneland September sale to take advantage of bargains they simply couldn't find in their native countries.
Ten years figures to be long enough to assess the impact of some of the top-priced yearlings at the 1997 Keeneland September sale.
Keeneland set a world record for gross sales at a Thoroughbred auction on Thursday when 10-day totals reached $385,707,000. The sale surpassed the world record mark of $384,349,900 set at last year's 14-day September sale.
- By Dan Liebman
By Dan Liebman - Many famous bidding wars have taken place at Keeneland, but never has the competition been as fierce as that between the ruler of Dubai, and the master of Ireland-based Coolmore Stud.
A Johannesburg colt that brought $525,000 became the top seller during Sunday's session of the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington. Purchased by John Brocklebank, the bay colt was consigned by Dave Parrish Jr., agent, under the name Indian Creek.
While it was Sheikh Mohammed who drove the market during the two-day select sessions of Keeneland's September yearling sale Monday and Tuesday, it was powered by the sires of those yearlings. The leading sires from Book One are a heady mix of the old guard with a trio of young shooters making some interesting headway.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - Last time I looked there were no sure things in racing. There are, however, some pretty safe bets. Here are a few I see.
Ashford Stud will donate a nomination to Fusaichi Pegasus to be auctioned at Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Selected Mixed Sale on Nov. 6, with the proceeds directed to the American Red Cross to aid their work with the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - The bidding duel between Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed and Ireland's John Magnier for the $9.7-million sale-topping Storm Cat--Tranquility Lake colt wasn't the only drama at Keeneland in the opening days of the annual September yearling auction.
- By Dan Liebman
By Dan Liebman - Keeneland sales director Geoffrey Russell said the action during the select sessions of the September yearling sale was "like theater, the best theater anybody's seen in a long time."
The marathon Keeneland September yearling sale set a record for gross receipts at any equine auction when Bruno de Berdt signed the ticket early in the session Monday for an Officer colt bought for $45,000 from the consignment of Peter O'Callaghan's Woods Edge Farm.
Day four of the Keeneland September sale was just underway for about an hour when a colt by Unbridled's Song sold for $700,000.
There was a huge run on the market for sons and daughters of Storm Cat by the ultimate high-end buyers at the select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Leading the charge, of course, was the fall sale record $9.7 million bid by Sheikh Mohammed for a dark bay or brown colt by Storm Cat out of multiple grade I winner Tranquility Lake.
Keeneland, with a $1-million commitment from Central Kentucky horseman Bill Casner and his wife, Susan, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and Thoroughbred Charities of America, will accept donations during the Sept. 12-26 yearling sale to help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Lane's End Farm, a perennial leader at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sales, will not have a consignment at this year's sale held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 10-12. Instead, the sales agency of the Woodford County farm will focus its yearling prospects to Keeneland's September yearling sale in Kentucky, to be held Sept. 13-25.
A colt from the second-crop of Forestry brought a final bid of $950,000 from Bob and Beverly Lewis to get the fourth day of the Keeneland September yearling sale off to another strong start Thursday.
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