Headlines for Monday, September 11, 2000

  • Agent Demi O'Byrne paid a September sale record of $6.8 million for a Storm Cat colt, a half-brother to champion Storm Song.

    Keeneland Sale Soars; Fillies Bring Record Prices

    Boosted by competitive bidding between Sheikh Mohammed, Coolmore Stud interests, and clients of trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the second session of Keeneland's fall yearling sale soared to record levels Tuesday, primarily on the strength of horses consigned by William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm. Among the highlights were the sale of a Storm Cat colt for $6.8 million--the highest price paid for a yearling sold at auction in North America since 1985--and two apparent world record prices for yearling fillies.<br><a href="http://auctions.bloodhorse.com/results/keesep00/index.asp" target="_blank">Hip-by-hip results, live coverage</a>.