keeneland september yearling sale

Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Wells Bayou Continues To Pay Off For Whitman Sales

Christy Whitman knew she got a bargain when she landed a Lookin at Lucky colt for $18,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and that proved true when she sold him for $105,000 the following year. What she couldn’t plan for was precisely how big of a deal her good deal would become. From […]

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Keeneland September Sale Could Shift Dates Closer To Rescheduled Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby and the Keeneland September Yearling Sale have traditionally kept a safe distance from each other, but BloodHorse reports that the Derby’s rescheduling to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic could also lead to a shift in the bellwether auction’s start date, as well. As it stands now, the Derby would take […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Sierra Farm Was Home Court For Strong-Willed Nadal

Nadal’s presence had been looming over the Kentucky Derby trail since he broke his maiden in January at Santa Anita Park, and he formally threw his hat in the ring on March 14 with a front-running score in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, establishing himself as a favorite for the Derby, now scheduled […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Ete Indien’s Unexpected Road To Success For Betz Thoroughbreds

Everything was set up for Ete Indien to have a productive career as a turf horse. The colt’s pedigree is full of turf class on the top and bottom, and his $80,000 purchase by Ireland-based Powerstown Stud at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale all but ensured he’d spend his career running over the grass. […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: A Warrendale Sales Exacta In Southwest Stakes

The 3-year-old crop of 2020 has already been a standout one for the Warrendale Sales operation, spearheaded by British Idiom, last year’s Eclipse Award winner for champion 2-year-old filly. The bounty has multiplied rapidly over the past few days, with three Warrendale consignment graduates picking up points on the Kentucky Derby trail, including both parts […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Sole Volante A Career-Changing Score For Arenas, New Hope AB

Marcos Arenas came to the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale with a scant budget and having never purchased a pinhook prospect in Kentucky. Despite how it may sound, this was far from Arenas’ first rodeo. He’d spent two decades as stallion manager for Central Florida’s Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, whose consignment division is one of the […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Lane’s End Grad Max Player Finds His Spotlight

Allaire Ryan of Lane’s End freely admitted that Max Player had a hard time standing out from the crowd at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The colt from the debut crop of sire Honor Code was part of a four-day, 989-member arrangement of horses that comprised Book 1 of the Keeneland September sale, and […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Brookdale Sales Doubles Down In Los Alamitos Futurity

The difference of a hard-fought neck between winner Thousand Words and runner-up Anneau d’Or in the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 7 had big implications when it came to purse earnings, graded black type, and Kentucky Derby qualifying points. For consignor Brookdale Sales, the only thing left to decide in the deep stretch […]

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Twirling Candy, Kitten’s Joy See Biggest Jumps In Average At Keeneland September Sale

In addition to being a top-to-bottom test of the Thoroughbred market’s stability, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale also provides a solid snapshot of which stallions’ stocks are going up and whose are plummeting. Running parallel to his ascension on the racetrack, the sire who took the biggest step forward at this year’s September sale was […]

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