The Keeneland September Yearling Sale gets under way on Monday in Lexington, Ky., and the world's largest Thoroughbred auction for racing prospects runs daily through Sept. 23, with the exception of Friday, Sept. 14. That dark day follows a four-day Book 1 under the sale's company new format.
A reminder that the Book 1 sessions will begin at 1 p.m., two hours later than originally scheduled, due to the rain that made it difficult for buyers to inspect yearlings.
The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication, the PR Special, available here and on the Keeneland Association grounds.
In this issue covering days one and two of Book 1, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills profiles the late George Swinebroad in the first of a four-part series on legendary auctioneers who have worked the Keeneland Sales. Frank Mitchell analyzes the pedigree and race record of highly regarded first-crop sire Honor Code in the Stallion Spotlight, and Chelsea Hackbarth tells the backstory on the breeding of Triple Crown winner and Keeneland September graduate Justify.
Rood and Riddle veterinarian Dr. Scott Pierce has some interesting observations about repeated endoscopic examinations on yearlings in Ask Your Vet, and Mitchell dives into the catalogue with a look at some of the sale's top hips in Ten to Watch.
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