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Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 3

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Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 3

Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video

Medaglia d'Oro Colt Brings $600,000

Medaglia d'Oro Colt Brings $600,000

A Medaglia d'Oro -- Violent Beauty, by Gone West, colt (Hip No. 469) was purchased by Black Rock Stable for $600,000 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Awesome Again Colt Sells for $510,000

Bluegrass Hall Farm purchased an Awesome Again-Tizso, by Cee's Tizzy, colt (Hip No. 426) for $510,000 from the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment during the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13.

And They're Off: Sept 22, 2010

And They're Off: Sept 22, 2010

Lenny and Steve discuss the Breeders' Cup turf races, the Keeneland September Sale, and more. Plus, the Top 10 Predictions for the remainder of 2010. Watch Video

Through The Lens: Stars from the Sale

Through The Lens: Stars from the Sale

There are some popular names in the bloodlines of a number of the yearlings being sold at the most recent Keeneland September Yearling sale. I have been fortunate to photograph a number of them over the years. Read Blog

Nov. Overbrook Dispersal Has Rich Offerings

With the Keeneland September yearling sale behind him, Ric Waldman of Overbrook Farm is concentrating all his efforts on promoting the 157 mares, weanlings, racing, and stallion prospects that will go through the ring Nov. 10-11 as part the operation's final dispersal at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.

Keeneland Sale Ends With Major Declines

Keeneland Sale Ends With Major Declines

The marathon Keeneland September yearling sale drew to a close Sept. 28 with some of the biggest declines in key statistical categories in recent history as the gross receipts fell 41.5%, the average was down 33.2%, and the median was off 40.5% for the 14 sessions.

RNA Rate of 16.7% is Keeneland Bright Spot

RNA Rate of 16.7% is Keeneland Bright Spot

While the gross, average, and median prices continued to be well below levels of 2008, the Sept. 27 penultimate session of Keeneland's marathon September yearling sale produced the lowest buyback rate of the 13 sessions to date, as only 16.7% of the horses through the ring did not bring their reserve prices.

At Keeneland, a Shrouded Silver Lining?

At Keeneland, a Shrouded Silver Lining?

The Keeneland September yearling sale continued Sept. 25 with decreases in all major indices, though some participants see a shrouded silver lining: bargains for those with some cash and an increase in the value of yearlings in a couple of years.

Keeneland's Session 10: Fillies Rule

Keeneland's Session 10: Fillies Rule

Market conditions remained the same at the Keeneland September yearling sale Thursday, Sept. 24 as major indices continued their decline over a last year's figures. Four horses, however, broke through the six-figure barrier on the day, with the top three prices coming for fillies.

Keeneland Books 3 & 4: Less Is...Less

Keeneland Books 3 & 4: Less Is...Less

The "blowback" moment came during Books One and Two of Keeneland's September yearling sale. Friday, Sept. 18, offered a bit of a respite, but consignors were busy sizing up the market and showing yearlings from Saturday and Sunday's Book Three.

Keeneland Sept. Sale Market Still Merciless

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Keeneland Sept. Sale Market Still Merciless

The Keeneland September yearling auction continued its merciless battering of commercial breeders and consigners, posting results that fell far short of last year's figures for the third consecutive day.

Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.3 Million

Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.3 Million

A striking filly by Medaglia d'Oro was purchased by Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation for $1.3 million to highlight the Sept. 16 third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The filly was consigned by Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck's Summerfield.

Keeneland Sale Continues Downward Spiral

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Keeneland Sale Continues Downward Spiral

Three seven-figure horses pumped up the excitement on the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale, but they didn't provide a big enough boost to end the discouraging slump in the auction's key business figures.

Storm Cat-Fleet Indian Colt Brings $2,050,000

Storm Cat-Fleet Indian Colt Brings $2,050,000

Agent John Ferguson bought Hip No. 342, a Storm Cat colt of champion mare Fleet Indian, for $2,050,000, the highest price so far during the first two days of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The colt was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Unbridled's Song Filly Brings $1 Million

 Unbridled's Song Filly Brings $1 Million

An Unbridled's Song filly consigned by Stone Farm, agent, became the first seven-figure offering of the Keeneland September yearling sale when she was purchased by agent John Ferguson for $1 million during the early portion of the Sept. 15 second session.

Azeri's Filly Sells for $800,000 at Keeneland

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Azeri's Filly Sells for $800,000 at Keeneland

A filly by Giant's Causeway produced from Horse of the Year Azeri brought a top price of $800,000 from Robert and Lawana Low during the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Speightstown Yearling Colt Brings $700,000

Speightstown Yearling Colt Brings $700,000

Agent John Ferguson, accompanied by client Sheikh Mohammed, went to $700,000 to purchase Hip No. 39, a Speightstown colt consigned by Dromoland Farm, at the first session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 14.

Waldman Reflects on Overbrook's Yearlings

Waldman Reflects on Overbrook's Yearlings

While the Thoroughbred market has been in a continual slump over the last year due to the downturn of the overall economy, the royally bred horses in Overbrook Farm's yearling dispersal could boost business at this year's Keeneland September sale.

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