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‘It’s Crazy Energy’: Gaudet Makes History In Keeneland Auctioneer’s Stand

At any given renewal of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, the soundtrack of Hip 1021 being put on offer usually registers as background noise to most beyond the seller and potential buyers. This time around was quite different. The voice was familiar. Anyone who has watched televised horse racing over the past […]

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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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Politician, Comedian, And Orchestra Leader: Mahan Makes Music In The Auctioneer’s Stand

The Keeneland sales pavilion can be an intimidating place for people at any level of wealth or industry experience. Ryan Mahan, Keeneland’s director of auctioneers, makes it a point to keep everyone involved as comfortable as possible in what can be a high-pressure environment. Sometimes the strategy works too well. “Strangely enough – I get […]

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PR Special Keeneland September: Book 2 Champions

Following the strongest Keeneland September Yearling Sale opening in more than a decade, Book 2 of the world’s most important yearling auction begins Saturday in Lexington, Ky., at 10 a.m. ET. The Paulick Report is pleased to offer the third of four print newsletters, the PR Special, available here and on the Keeneland sale grounds. […]

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Perfect Soul Colt Tops Canadian-Bred Sale; Prices Drop Over Uncertain Market

A bay colt by the champion grass horse in Canada, Perfect Soul (IRE), black type millionaire and leading sire in Canada, topped the Selected Session, selling for $170,000 at the annual Canadian-Bred Yearling Sale held at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday. The colt out of the Seeking the Gold mare, […]

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Meet the Keeneland Staff: Senior Auctioneer Ryan Mahan

The Paulick Report is once again providing comprehensive coverage of the Keeneland September yearling sale.  There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in order to sell hundreds of yearlings a day.  As part of the PR Special, a unique print publication available daily on the grounds at Keeneland, we interviewed a few of […]

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