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Dixie Union: the recently deceased sire was responsible for a colt who sold for $210,000 during the ninth session of the Keeneland September Sale


European buyers remain active at Keeneland

A CANADIAN-bred son of the late Dixie Union topped the ninth session of the Keeneland September Sale in Kentucky on Tuesday when selling to agent Ben Glass for $210,000.

Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, thecolt is the first foal out of Sky Select, an unraced Sky Mesa half-sister to Canadian champion A Bit O'Gold.

The day's trading saw the aggregate rise six per cent from the corresponding day last year to $7,995,400 for 297 yearlings sold. The average rose two per cent to $26,921 while the median remained unchanged at $18,000.

European buyers remained active led by Federico Barberini, who purchased five yearlings worth a total of $76,000 including a $40,000 Forestry colt out of Silver Flash Stakes heroine Desert Sky.

BBA Ireland went to $65,000 for a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro while Blandford Bloodstock paid $40,000 for a colt by promising first season sire War Front.

Taylor Made Sales Agency led the consignors list with 33 horses selling for a total of $1.195 million. Eisaman Equine was the leading buyer as the purchaser of six horses for $272,000.

The Pennsylvania-based Jump Start was the session's leadingsire by average with two yearlings sold for an average of $102,500.






Galileo £11,596,660
Dark Angel £3,699,044
Dubawi £3,194,697
Frankel £2,707,058
Kodiac £2,229,292
Acclamation £2,089,105
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882