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  • Top-priced weanling; Arctic Bright; white colt, Painting Freedom - Mesa Queen by Reign Road.

    Momentum Continues at Keeneland

    A steady group of buyers continued to provide strength to the market Nov. 15 during the 11th session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, resulting in across-the-board increases and a clearance rate of more than 80%. A dark bay daughter of Our Emblem brought $130,000 to top the session and close the sixth catalog of the 15-day auction.

  • The Keeneland November breeding stock sale established an auction record for gross revenue on day 9.

    Keeneland Gross Sets Record

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale's gross reached an all-time high Tuesday. The total soared to $321,774,400 Tuesday in Lexington during the ninth of the sale's 15 sessions, surpassing the former mark of $317,666,000 that had been set in 1999.

  • Numbers up for Keeneland Session

    Buyers at the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kept things rolling Nov. 12, pushing the gross, average, and median towards positive gains in a session-to-session comparison over 2006.

  • Looking at mares at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.

    Average Up and the Middle Solid

    Keeneland's Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell termed the Nov. 9 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale "a very good day at the office" as a slight drop in gross was untainted by a rising average and a strong middle market.

  • Countess Gold, the dam of European group II winner Strike the Deal, was the session's most expensive horse, selling for $850,000.

    Results Mixed at Keeneland

    The fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale produced mixed results, but the cumulative gross revenue and average price continued to remain well ahead of last year's pace in Lexington.

  • The top-selling horse Wednesday was a stakes-winning filly named Stylish Wildcat, who brought $800,000.

    Keeneland November Continues Upward

    On a day when the U.S. stock market plunged 360 points, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated strong enough figures during its third session to keep the auction's cumulative gross up 13.8% and the average price up 9.9% from a year ago.

  • Keeneland Sale 'Unbelievable'

    With cumulative increases of 19.3% and 7.3% in gross sales and average price, respectively, during the first two days of the marathon Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the mood within the Lexington sales pavilion was almost euphoric Tuesday, Nov. 6.

  • Day 14 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continues to show increases.

    Keeneland Sale Finishing With a Kick

    Led by the $122,000 given for a half-sister to grade II winner Dream Rush, the Sept. 24 session of the 2007 Keeneland September yearling sale again produced lofty percentage increases over the corresponding 2006 session.

  • Day 11 features substantial gains.

    New Buyers Fuel Sixth Catalog at Keeneland Sale

    A new group of buyers, both local and foreign, were active Sept. 21 at the 11th session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, driving substantial gains and a high clearance rate. A dark bay son of champion sprinter Orientate brought $235,000 to top the session and close the sixth catalog of the 15-day auction.

  • Freshman Sires Dominate Keeneland's Sixth Session

    A son of Lion Heart fetched a bid of $440,000 to top the sixth session and the close of the third catalog of the 15-day Keeneland September yearling sale. Once again, the sale company realized increases in gross, average, and median despite a slight drop in the number of horses sold.

  • Keeneland Hopes to Keep Momentum Going at April Juvenile Auction

    Keeneland pumped up the promotion of its April sale of 2-year-olds in training last year, and the effort paid off as the auction enjoyed increases in its gross revenue, average price, and median price, which set a sale record. But can Keeneland keep the momentum going Tuesday, when the latest edition of the sale will be held in Central Kentucky?

  • Keeneland Establishes Record Gross for January Sale

    Keeneland closed out its 2007 January horses of all ages sale by establishing a record gross for the first sale of the year while the average and median both fell from last year's comparable numbers.

  • Wednesday morning at the Keeneland January sale.

    Third Session Shows Strength at Keeneland January Sale

    Following a slow start, the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale picked up steam Wednesday during its third session in Lexington. The number sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all were ahead of last year's figures for the comparable session.

  • Keeneland Seeks to Protect Sale Horses from EHV-1

    Because of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Florida, Keeneland officials have issued additional requirements that must be met before horses enter the sale grounds for the January horses of all ages auction.

  • Keeneland Surpasses 2005 Totals on Eighth Day

    Monday's session of the Keeneland November mixed sale saw the sale gross surpass last year's total figure as foreign and domestic buyers kept the market strong. Totals for the eight days of selling reached $290,807,400 while gross sales for the 14-day auction in 2005 totaled $289,602,900

  • Keeneland Breeding Stock Sale Soaring Near Midpoint

    Some record prices, an increase in million-dollar horses, and the presence of the world's top buyers drove significant increases in totals as the Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale reached its midpoint Saturday.

  • World Gross Sales Mark Falls at Keeneland

    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.

  • Participants Named in Racehorse Summit

    Three dozen individuals representing a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities have agreed to participate in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, which is sponsored by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

  • Johannesburg Colt Tops Keeneland's Sixth Session

    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.

  • Pulpit colt brings $1.3 million on day four of Keeneland sale.

    All Signs Remain Up at Keeneland September

    The fourth session of the massive 14-day Keeneland September yearling sale ended on a positive note Thursday with the Central Kentucky auction house realizing increases in gross, average and median. The sale company also reported across the board cumulative increases.