KEENELAND SEPTEMBER OFF TO STRONG START

With the first two days of the 2013 Keeneland September Sale in the books, a total of eight yearlings have gone through the ring commanding $1 million or more. A total of 269 yearlings have been sold, grossing $69,621,000 with an average price of $258,814 and a $200,000 median.

Top 10 Highest-Priced Yearlings (Through first two sessions):

Hip:  Sire: Sex: Dam: Consignor: Price:
19  Medaglia d’Oro  Filly  Flying Passage  Gainesway  $1.5 M
80  Malibu Moon  Filly  Hollywood Story  Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales  $1.35 M
291  Bernardini  Filly  Pacific Spell  B. Jones/Airdrie Stud  $1.3 M
110  Unbridled’s Song  Colt  Irish Smoke  Bedouin Bloodstock  $1.1 M
438  Malibu Moon  Filly  Shop Again  Mill Ridge Sales  $1 Million
325  Tapit  Colt  Pretty ‘n Smart  VanMeter Sales  $1 Million
61  War Front  Colt  Guide  Claiborne Farm  $1 Million
426  Smart Strike  Colt  Serenading  Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales  $1 Million
145  War Front  Colt  La Laja  Gainesway $875,000
360  Distorted Humor  Colt  Ready’s Gal  Lane’s End $850,000

“The fact that there are eight million-dollar horses so far is very rewarding, and I would say that’s because the market has improved,” said Keeneland’s Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell.

“Once the buyers got their feet wet, it seemed like they worked pretty hard today,” said Keeneland’s Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “The sellers certainly had a gauge of the market today that they didn’t have yesterday.”

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NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Terry Bradshaw at the Keeneland Sales

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