Van Nistelrooy Colt Tops Sunday Keeneland Session

(from Keeneland release)
A colt by Van Nistelrooy brought a top price of $75,000 Sunday during the next-to-last session of Keeneland's record-breaking September Yearling Sale.

Sam Semkin, as agent for Jon Kelly, bought the chestnut colt out of Meadowfold, an unraced daughter of Meadowlake. Upson Downs Farm, as agent, consigned the colt.

Van Nistelrooy's first foals are yearlings this year. He is a son of Storm Cat.

With one day remaining in the 14-day auction, Keeneland has sold 3,376 horses for $398,325,500, an average of $117,987 and a median of $50,000. At this point in the sale a year ago, 3,391 horses had been sold for $383,024,600. The average was $112,953 and the median was $42,000.

During Sunday's session, 229 horses brought $2,208,700, an average of $9,645 and a median of $6,500. Last year, 223 horses sold for $2,223,600, an average of $9,971 and a median of $7,000.

The sale concludes Monday.