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Keeneland Sale results still positive as the sale makes its way into the last three days

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

 

Keeneland Sale Day 10 maintains the progress

DAY 10 of the 13-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale maintained the momentum of the sale so far showing significant increases and the sale of six yearlings for $100,000 and over.

On Wednesday, Keeneland sold 315 horses for $6,969,900, up 65.5 per cent from a year ago when 294 horses fetched $4,209,100.

The day’s average of $22,127 increased 54.5 per cent from $14,317 in 2010, while the median rose 66.6 per cent to $15,000 compared to $9,000 last year. The buyback rate decreased 41 per cent from 2010.

So far, 2,248 horses have been sold for a total of $215,187,500, an increase of 11.5 per cent from last year’s $192,881,100.  The average price has risen by 18.4 per cent from $80,805 a year ago to $95,724. The medianof $50,000 was up 25 percent from last year’s $40,000.

A half-brother to Illinois Derby (G2) winner Recapturetheglory was bought by Frank Stonach’s Adena Springs for $140,000 making him the day’s top-priced yearling.

Consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent, the colt is from the first crop of champion and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Big Brown and out of the stakes-placed mare Cold Awakening.

Jerry and Ann Moss paid $130,000 for a colt by Macho Uno out of the Elusive Quality mare Ruby’s Prize, while a filly by Langfuhr sold for $120,000 to Mt. Brilliant Stable. 

 The September Sale continues through Saturday; sessions begin at 10 a.m.

 

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