The Keeneland September yearling sale crossed the finish line of its marathon run Sept. 21 in Lexington with average and median prices that increased for the third year in a row.
Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms is reviving its West Coast racing division. Juddmonte purchased three yearlings for $1,105,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale that will be sent to Bob Baffert.
Divine Park colt brings $110,000 to top the 10th session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 20. With one session remaining, business has remained strong compared to year-ago numbers.
The first half of Book Four of the Keeneland September yearling sale sees fillies fill the top three price slots.
The first week of Keeneland's September yearling sale in Lexington has been completed. Read about what people had to say about the market prior to Sept. 16.
Heavy action by lookers at the barns is followed by brisk bidding in the ring during Day Six of the Keeneland September yearling sale. All key indices are up over last year's figures.
One thing we know about the horse they call Wise Dan: He can run on anything. read blog
A.P. Indy's last offspring have been sold at the Keeneland September yearling auction, ending an era in the Thoroughbred marketplace.
Market is stable during books one and two of the auction's catalog even without great support from John Ferguson and the absence Besilu Stables.
- By Ron Mitchell
Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud, agent for Mr. and Mrs. William Currin, on the sale of hip #469, a Bernardini colt out of Wilshewed during the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. watch
The Keeneland September auction completed its first four days - books one and two of the sale's catalog - with more seven-figure horses than in 2011's entire auction.
A "Celebration of the Horse" fundraiser presented by Cincinnati-based Great American Insurance will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Oct. 26 at Keeneland.
Boosted by a $1.55 million son of Bernardini, the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington enjoyed an upbeat third session. The gross, average price, and median price all rose.
The $1.3 million Big Brown colt that was the most expensive 2-year-old in training sold this year is nearing his first career start, according to Demi O'Byrne, a member Coolmore Stud's buying team.
Esther Marr recaps the second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
A $700,000 Tapit colt topped the session, which marked the beginning of book two of the Keeneland auction's catalog following an opening select session.
A bay filly by Tiznow from a solid grass family brought $500,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale and became the third horse of the day to bring that amount or more Sept. 11.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr asks Walt Robertson, Vice President of Sales for Keeneland, on how the select session went at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. watch video
Take Charge Indy, who won the Florida Derby (gr. I) earlier this year before being sidelined by an injury, could run at Keeneland this fall.
The select portion of Keeneland's September yearling sale had fewer horses and was shorter this year, but it generated some impressive financial fireworks. Five horses commanded seven-figure prices.
Here is a list of horses in the Keeneland September sale's select session that could command the big bucks.
Marking the end of an era in the Thoroughbred marketplace, the final yearlings by A.P. Indy are being offered at public auction.
Keep the select portion of the Keeneland September sale or do away with it? Read what auction participants had to say.
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr asks Keeneland's Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, about A.P. Indy and interest in horses prior to the sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. watch video
As the start of the Keeneland September yearling sale approached, people expressed more anticipation than trepidation about the market's prospects. Read what they had to say.
The Keeneland September yearling sale will test the strength of the Thoroughbred marketplace's recovery with both quantity and quality during its 10-session run that begins Sept. 10 in Lexington.
Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in the Bowling Green Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, winning his first race of 2012 by a head and perhaps punching his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Veterinarians from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital presented information about radiographic images of joints, endoscopic videos of throats, and changes in conditions of sale during an educational forum on sale yearlings.
Penny Chenery has been selected as the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America's Testimonial Dinner. The event takes place at Keeneland Sept. 30.
The Keeneland September yearling sale is smaller and shorter this year, but it's still the largest auction of its kind in the world. There are 3,604 horses in the catalog.
Starting with the Haskell Invitational Handicap, six racing events will be the focus of America's Best Racing's fan development initiative focused on the start of the "Second Season."
A fourth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held Oct. 16-17 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, K.Y., the Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced July 24.
The Keeneland Association has unveiled a redesigned website that the Lexington auction and racing organization said is the culmination of a nearly year-long process that included discussions with major stake holders.
Havre de Grace, 2011's Horse of the Year, is "doing terrific" in retirement, according to her owner, Rick Porter, and he's planning to send her to a November mixed sale in Kentucky.
Keeneland announced July 16 it is increasing the purse for the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to $750,000, making it the co-richest race run at the Lexington track this year.
Kentucky stewards have taken disciplinary action against two licensees in connection with a horse running under an incorrect trainer's name and suspended the trainer involved for a medication positive for the same horse.
Racing journalist Ed Prosser is Keeneland's new European representative, it was announced June 29. He succeeds Tim Preston, who is retiring from the position after 23 years.
An increase in the number of fatal racing injuries in May led Kentucky regulatory veterinarians to devise ways to better identify at-risk horses.
Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton have jointly announced changes to their November sales calendars to better accommodate horsemen attending the 2012 Breeders' Cup.
Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan completed his major training preparations for the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs with a bullet, five-furlong work in :59 2/5 at Keeneland June 7.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported successful Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) programs from an equine safety standpoint.
John C. Oxley's Dixie Strike unleashed a drive on the inside to catch leader Tu Endie Wei and draw off to a 3 3/4-length victory in the Selene Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine May 13.
Donegal Racing's Dullahan turned in what trainer Dale Romans called a maintenance work at Churchill Downs April 28, going five furlongs in 1:01 1/5.
Keeneland's 2012 spring race meet ended April 27 with several records being set, including attendance and wagering.
Upperline, runner-up in her last two stakes tries, found another gear in the late stages to win the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/2 lengths April 26 at Keeneland.
John Fort's Mamma Kimbo, who was slated to run in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will instead be pointed to the May 18 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico.
Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy breezed five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Palm Meadows Training Center April 26 as the son of A.P. Indy continued to prep for the May 5 Kentucky Derby.
Musketier, a 10-year-old veteran with 45 starts in his remarkable career, will bid for his third consecutive win in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. III) April 27 on closing day at Keeneland.
Select sale companies need to make sure they have enough juveniles on offer to attract a crowd
Wise Dan, a grade I winner in his final start of 2011, picked up right where he left off in his first race of the year, romping by 10 1/2 lengths while setting a Keeneland Polytrack record in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes.
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