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Keeneland: figures are much improved on last year

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Sale continues to post double-digit gains

THE strong pace continued at Keeneland's September Yearling Sale on Tuesday, one day after the sale surpassed 2010 September Sale gross receipts.

On day nine of the 13-day sale, 302 horses sold for $9,579,400, an increase of 38.3 per cent from 2010 when 275 horses brought $6,921,900.

The average of $31,720 was up 26 per cent from last year's $25,171, while the median rose 31.5 percent to $25,000 compared to $19,000 in 2010.   

A colt by Medaglia D'Oro and a filly by War Front each brought the day's top price of $200,000. 

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert purchased the Medaglia D'Oro colt, who is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Delve, a half-sister to European champion Bosra Sham and Classic winners Hector Protector and Shanghai. He was consigned by Adena Springs.

Craig Bernick, president and chief executive of his grandfather Leonard Lavin's Glen Hill Farm, signed the ticket for the War Front filly. Consigned by Longfield Farm, agent, the filly is out of the stakes-placed Dominica, by Housebuster, and from the family of graded stakes winners Past Forgetting, Codified and Concerto.

 

 

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