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Substantial Gains Continue On Day 11 Of Keeneland September Sale

A filly by Mucho Macho Man sold for $170,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which realized another session of tremendous growth in gross, average and median. Keeneland sold 287 yearlings Friday for a total of $5,313,000, a 151.57 percent increase from the 11th session last year when 159 horses brought $2,111,900. The average of $18,512 […]

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‘You Learn How To Maintain’: Keeneland Auctioneers Keep Up The Pace In Later September Books

The marathon Keeneland September Yearling Sale can wear down just about anyone that’s there for the full run of the two-week auction, but being worn down is not an option for the ever-present buzz from the auctioneer’s stand. Keeping up volume and energy is critical for both the auctioneers and announcers, from the seven-figure standouts […]

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Vibrant Market Yields Positive Results Thursday At Keeneland September Sale

A colt by Union Rags brought $250,000 to headline another vibrant day of selling during Thursday’s 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Keeneland sold 272 yearlings today for $9,019,400, up 37.55 percent from gross sales of $6,557,100 for 255 horses posted in 2017. The average of $33,160 increased 28.96 percent from $25,714 last year, while […]

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Gunsmoke Farm Re-Enters Keeneland September Marketplace

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale marketplace is humming at a level not seen since before the Great Recession, but one telltale sign of a market turnaround could be found in the catalog before a single horse entered the ring. The 2008 recession shook numerous farms and horsemen out of the commercial marketplace, if not the […]

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Cockney Rebel Moved To Batsford Stud In England

Phil Cunningham has moved to reacquire the horse that started his journey in horse racing to once again stand in England. Cockney Rebel, who won both the Irish and English 2000 Guineas in 2007 retired to stud, initially at The National Stud in Newmarket before moving to France in 2013. Cockney Rebel, who clocked the […]

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Substantial Across-The-Board Gains Highlight Ninth Keeneland September Yearling Sale Session

Spirited trade fueled significant increases in gross sales, average and median prices on Wednesday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, powered by the sale of a colt by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Super Saver for $370,000 to Alex and JoAnn Lieblong. Keeneland sold 283 yearlings Wednesday for $13,354,600, a 51.08 percent increase from the $8,839,600 recorded […]

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Goldencents, Cairo Prince Keep Freshman Sire Race Close Heading Into Fall

The freshman sire class of 2018 has been an evenly-matched group reaching back to when their first weanlings entered the sale ring. Heading into the fall slate of the 2-year-old stakes calendar, the group once again appears primed for another close finish by first-crop earnings. Heading into mid-September, the race has become especially tight between […]

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Dream Tree Consigned to 2018 Keeneland November Sale

Dream Tree, an undefeated Grade 1 stakes-winning daughter of top sire Uncle Mo, will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect by Taylor Made Sales Agency at Keeneland’s 2018 November Breeding Stock Sale. Trained by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree has distinguished herself as one of the best fillies of her generation, counting among her […]

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Quality Road Filly Brings $420,000 To Top Tuesday At Keeneland September Sale

The buoyant pace showed no sign of slowing down on Tuesday, the eighth session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, powered by a Quality Road filly sold for $420,000 to Jamie McCalmont, agent for Sarah Kelley. Consigned by Stone Farm, the filly is out of the Pulpit mare Chapel, a full sister to Senada, winner of the 2011 […]

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Bloodlines: ‘Tremendous Family’ Produces Runaway Filly Serengeti Empress

For those who hadn’t seen Serengeti Empress (by Alternation) win the Ellis Park Juvenile Fillies by 13 ½ lengths on Aug. 19, the filly’s victory on September 15 in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs was a revelation. The dark brown 2-year-old won the historic stakes by 19 ½ lengths, the longest margin […]

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