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Grade 1-Placed Enaya Alrabb Tops Second Session Of Keeneland January Sale At $640,000

The second day of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale saw a significant uptick at the top of the market, with the top prices for both broodmares and newly-turned yearlings eclipsing Monday’s opening session. At the close of business on Tuesday, a total of 233 horses sold for $17,288,800, down 6 percent from […]

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Private Sale Applauding Leads Well-Grounded Marketplace At Keeneland January Sale

It was going to be hard for the day-one figures at the 2020 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale to top last year’s leadoff session after champion Abel Tasman kicked off the 2019 edition with a record $5-million hammer price. Despite that daunting challenge, the middle ground of the marketplace held relatively steady on […]

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‘Satisfied With The Outcomes’: Keeneland November Sale Closes On Steady Footing

As the biggest North American marketplace for the youngest Thoroughbreds and for the producers of generations to come, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was poised to be a key referendum on the future of the industry in the eyes and pocketbooks of its own members during a most unstable time. If confidence in the […]

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Weanling Curlin Filly Brings $775,000 To Lead Third Day of Keeneland November Sale

In an auction that can be quite top-heavy, the mantle for the most expensive weanling of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was unexpectedly usurped on the second day of Book 2 on Friday when Larry Best of OXO Equine bought a Curlin filly for $775,000. Best has had a knack for making his presence […]

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Keeneland September Sale Produces Near-Record Returns, Record-Priced Filly

The 2019 renewal of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale didn’t keep up with last year’s record-setting edition when it came to the measurables. Even so, the returns from this year’s auction established a steady cruising altitude for the marketplace, showing it’s fully clear of the Great Recession that brought the Thoroughbred industry to a screeching […]

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Big Day For Winter Quarter Farm Closes Out Book 2 Of Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a productive season for the Winter Quarter Farm consignment. In August, the operation of Don Robinson made history when it handled the highest-priced horse ever offered at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, a $775,000 Malibu Moon filly that sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine. That momentum carried into the Keeneland September Yearling […]

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Keeneland Encourages Endoscopic Videos For September Yearling Sale

Keeneland is encouraging consignors and veterinarians who are participating in its September Yearling Sale, to be held Sept. 9-22, to use the capabilities in the repository to upload and view endoscopic videos of horses scheduled to sell. Keeneland supports the recent announcement by the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association that it has endorsed the American […]

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Tapit Filly Tops Revived Keeneland April Sale At $1.3 Million

The apex of the revived Keeneland April 2-Year-Olds In Training And Horse Of Racing Age Sale was five years in the making for the auction company, but it was a years-long journey for Chris Baccari as well. The auction’s most expensive juvenile, a Tapit filly who sold to Prince Sultan bin Mishal al Saud of […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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