Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, which this year to date has produced 38 Grade/Group 1 winners around the world to lead all other sales companies, opens its 73rd edition on Monday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. ET.
Florida horseman Niall Brennan, along with Mike Ryan, purchased Nyquist as a yearling, then broke, trained, and sold the Derby winner as a 2-year-old.
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A chestnut filly by Curlin brought $975,000 Sept. 21 during the seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A bay colt by Flatter out of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Caressing was purchased by agent Ben Glass for $425,000 Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
A Hard Spun colt brought a final bid of $330,000 to top early trading Sept. 19 during the fifth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
- By Steve Haskin
At first there were three, then one scratched and one failed to meet its reserve. That left one Frankel yearling in the Keeneland September sale. read blog
Hip 495 in the ring during the Keeneland September Sale.
Hip 511 in the ring at the Keeneland September Sale.
Hip 530 in the ring at the Keeneland September Sale.
A filly sired by Coolmore's champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock was purchased by Spendthrift Farm for $1 million during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Keeneland September Sale session 1. Also hear thoughts on the market and book 1 format from Geoffrey Russell. Mandy Pope shares thoughts on the challenges in selling and John Ferguson comments on his purchases. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
A War Front filly sold to R.S. Evans for $1 million, the first seven-figure price on opening day of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 14 in Lexington.
The 5-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride, a former claimer, is now 3-for-3 at the 1 1/8-mile distance on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots lawn, having aced the $300,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) March 28.
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John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale discusses the Keeneland September sale and Super Saver's half brother. watch video
Mark Taylor and Geoffrey Russell discuss market climate, sale format, sale conditions, international interest, price ranges, and hot sires. watch video
Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales, and Mark Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of Public Sales, comment on the sale format, market climate, and sale conditions. Learn about international interests, price ranges, and hot sires. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales
Keeneland has made some improvements for its September yearling sale, including amenities for clients and special marketing in Lexington.
Keeneland September yearlings by third-crop sires have posted the best ROI from 2002-11. read blog
Treadway Racing Stable's Sweet Reason, winner of the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course last summer, made a successful return to the races March 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack in the featured eighth race.
Keeneland officials are expecting a typical fall meet from a horse-population perspective, and that's a good thing given increasing competition for racehorses at tracks around the country.
The strong Keeneland September sale could delay action in Kentucky on gaming efforts, though there are plenty of reasons to act. read blog
The ceiling for top prices dropped as Keeneland's September yearling sale ended its penultimate session Sept. 20, but overall figures for the 12-day auction stayed on course to beat last year's returns.
The 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale continued to show strength at the top Sept. 17 as it rolled through its eighth day at a session that seemed to gain strength as it went.
- By Steve Haskin
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss the Saratoga Meet, Breeders' Cup current events, A.P. Indy winners, the Keeneland September Sale, and Departing. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm watch video
Hip 523 is a colt by Medaglia d'Oro out of Supercharger is offered by Hill 'n' Dale Sales at the Keeneland September sale. watch video
Claire Novak recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland September Sale, including four million dollar yearlings on the day. Sponsored by Taylor Made Watch Video
Bret Jones discusses 1/2 sister to Proud Spell and Proud Spell colt. Watch Video
Claire Novak takes us through day 1 of the Keeneland September Sale and Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales, comments on the sale. watch video
A $1.5 million Medaglia d'Oro filly from the Gainesway consignment led lively trade Sept. 9 at the Keeneland September yearling sale's opening session.
- By Ron Mitchell
Headley Bell of Mill Ridge Farm comments on the Keeneland September sale prospects and format change. watch video
Evan Hammonds talks with Greg Goodman of Mt. Brilliant Farm prior to 2013 September yearling sale.
Hip 183, a colt by Malibu Moon out of grade I winner Madcap Escapade. Offered by Hill 'n'; Dale Sales Agency. watch video
Claiborne Farm's Bradley Purcell discusses War Front colt from the family of Super Derby winner Departing. watch video
Evan Hammonds talks with Trainer Kelly Breen about the Keeneland September yearling sale. watch video
Hip 459, a colt by champion Speightstown out of group I winner Sleepytime. Offered by Taylor Made Sales. watch video
Evan Hammonds talks with Trainer Kelly Breen about the Keeneland September yearling sale
Claire Novak talks with Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud and Tom Thornbury, Keeneland director of sales. Craig describes what he looks for in horses and expectations for the sale. Tom compares last year to this year. watch video
Above all, buyers want choices. read blog
Keeneland officials announced July 31 that 3,908 yearlings have been cataloged for its 2013 September yearling sale. The sale which will run under a new format, will be held Sept. 9-21.
Keeneland's September sale tweaks benefit everyone. read blog
Top consignors commented favorably about Keeneland's new format for a four-day 'Book 1' of its September yearling sale for 2013.
More horses changed hands with sellers collectively making more money. read blog
The first half of Book Four of the Keeneland September yearling sale sees fillies fill the top three price slots.
Esther Marr talks with Mt. Brilliant farm owner Greg Goodman and farm manager Jody Alexander, and Ted Voute of Clearsky Farm, about their A.P. Indy yearling fillies to be sold at the September Sale. watch video
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