Sons of New Sires Fetch Top Price at Keeneland Thursday

(Keeneland Sale Release)
Sons of Partner's Hero and Fantastic Fellow, two sires whose first foals are 2-year-olds this year, brought $60,000 each to top Thursday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

Halvorson Bloodstock bought a bay colt by Partner's Hero out of stakes-placed Out of a Cannon, by Raise a Bid for $60,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Rick Abbott's Charlton, agent for Welcome Here Farm.

The yearling is a half-brother to stakes winner Human Missile and Caveat's Shot.

Later in the day, Von Flew paid the same amount for a gray colt by Fantastic Fellow out of Cliff Lake, by Mining. Four Star Sales, as agent, sold the yearling.

During Thursday's session, Keeneland sold 264 horses for $4,106,600, an average of $15,555 and a median of $12,000. Last year, 236 horses brought $3,333,200, an average of $14,124 and a median of $7,350.

With two days remaining in the 12-day auction, 2,551 horses have been sold for $207,090,700, an average of $81,180 and a median of $37,000. At this point in the sale one year ago, 2,372 horses had been sold for $249,615,700, an average of $105,234 and a median of $37,500.

The sale continues through Saturday.

Complete results from Keeneland