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US superstar Zenyatta is one of 15 Grade 1-winning graduates of the Keeneland September Sale this season


Keeneland catalogues 5,189 yearlings for September Sale

KEENELAND has catalogued 5,189 yearlings for the 2009 September yearling sale, which is set to run on September 14-28.

The figure, which comprises 2,662 colts, 2,524 fillies and three geldings, represents a seven per cent reduction in catalogue size from last year's record entry of 5,555.

As usual, Keeneland will not conduct trading the day following the conclusion of Book 2, in this case September 18.

"Keeneland September Sale graduates continue to enjoy extraordinary racing success, accounting for 682 stakes wins worldwide last year alone," said Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland's director of sales.

"For that reason, Keeneland draws a global contingent of buyers that is unparalleled in our industry. Last season, buyers representing 48 different countries purchased horses here."

Progeny by 289 different stallions will be offered throughout the sale including those by the likes of A. P. Indy, Bernardini, Dalakhani, Distorted Humor, Dynaformer, Empire Maker, Galileo, Giant's Causeway, Gone West, Holy Roman Emperor, Hurricane Run, Invincible Spirit , Kingmambo, Medaglia d'Oro, Montjeu, Mr. Greeley, Pivotal, Pulpit, Seeking the Gold, Shamardal, Smart Strike, Storm Cat, Street Cry, and Unbridled's Song.

The September Sale will also see the implementation of a new reduced commission rate of 2.5 per cent on horses who fail to meet their reserve.

Topped by a $3.1m  daughter of A P Indy, who was knocked down to John Ferguson, last year's renewal recorded a 15 per cent drop in aggregate to $327,999,100 for 3,605 yearlings sold, and a ten per cent drop in average to $90,984.

A live video of the sale will be available during each session at

Catalogues will be available online at from August 11 and by postfrom August 24.






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