Friday, September 14, 2012

Part Two: Session Four, Keeneland September Yearling Sale

My coverage of the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale is complete. The first four sessions of the world’s largest yearling auction are in the history books. The fourth session saw 108 yearlings sell for an average of $174,028. Of my top 20 selections, 14 sold – 5 were declared out of the sale and 1 did not reach its reserve. These selections brought a total of$2,590,000, averaging $185,000.

Listed below are the horses featured in
Part One, with descriptions of the results of the auction:

Hip #745:
Sold to Lucky Seven Stable for $150,000.

Hip #747:
Purchased by Ben Glass, agent, for $250,000.

Hip #750:
Bought by Jim & Susan Hill for $150,000.

Hip #761:
Purchased for $190,000 to Green Lantern Stables, Inc.

Hip #771:
Bought by Mt. Baldy Equine for $85,000.

Hip #784:
With a  final bid of $37,000, this filly’s reserve was not attained.

Hip #788:
Declared out of sale.

Hip #795:
Sold to John D. Fielding, agent, for $190,000.

Hip #799:
This half-brother to Drosselmeyer was purchased by Steve Howard for the bargain price of $45,000.

Hip #836:
Bought by Nick de Meric, agent, for $250,000.

Hip #876:
Purchased by Live Oak Plantation for $500,000.

Hip #877:
Sold to Fox Hill Farm/Tom McGreevy, agent, for $300,000.

Hip #898:
Declared out of sale.

Hip #903:
Bought for $140,000 by Steven W. Young, agent.

Hip #925:
Declared out of sale.

Hip #979:
Sold to James McIngvale for $100,000.

Hip #985:
Declared out of sale.

Hip #1007:
Purchased for $85,000 by David Redvers Bloodstock.

Hip #1037:
Bought by Hartley/De Renzo for $250,000.

Hip #1041:
Declared out of sale.

It’s a wrap! Of course, nearly 2,000 yearlings still have to go through the Keeneland sales ring, but my coverage of this amazing auction is complete. It was an exciting ride and you can bet I’ll be keeping up with the rest of the sale! Covering this sale not only furthered my love of sales, but it also made me wish (yet again) that I had the resources – either to be present (which would be a dream come true) or have videos and photos of each yearling (thanks to the consigners that posted photos of their yearlings!) to study the conformation of the yearlings entered in the sale.

But most of all, remember this with the conclusion of my reportage of this awesome sale: it is not the price tag that matters, but rather what the horse amounts to. I greatly anticipate their futures!

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