The first session of the esteemed Keeneland September Yearling Sale is complete! With 5 seven-figure horses, session one certainly proved why it is the select portion of the sale. The average, $403,867, also proved how high-quality this auction is. Of my top 25 selections, 13 sold (6 did not reach their reserves and 6 were declared out of the sale). Those top selections brought a total of $7,450,000, averaging $573,077. Of my 10 extras, 6 sold while 4 did not attain their reserves. These extras brought a total of $2,375,000, averaging $395,833.
Listed below are the horses featured in Part One, with descriptions of the results of the auction:
Hip #5: Drove hammer to $75,000 and did not reach reserve.
Hip #6: Purchased for $325,000 by Cam Allard.
Hip #16: Bought for $400,000 by K.K. Eishindo.
Hip #18: Drove hammer to $220,000, but did not attain reserve.
Hip #22: Purchased for $200,000 by James Delahooke, agent for Bobby Flay.
Hip #32: Declared out of sale.
Hip #35: Bought by Hajime Satomi for $475,000.
Hip #38: Brought final bid of $335,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #39: Declared out of sale.
Hip #41: Purchased for $1,000,000 by Charles and Maribeth Sandford, LLC.
Hip #42: Declared out of sale.
Hip #45: Bought for $1,300,000 by Donato Lanni, agent for Sikura and Lunsford.
Hip #48: Purchased for $250,000 by Kenny McPeek, agent.
Hip #68: Brought final bid of $185,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #73: Purchased for $200,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds, LLC.
Hip #81: Bought by Whisper Hill Farm, LLC for $500,000.
Hip #83: Drove hammer to $245,000, but did not attain reserve.
Hip #94: Purchased for $1,050,000 by Jane B. Dunn, agent.
Hip #99: Declared out of sale.
Hip #111: Reached a whopping final bid of $975,000, but did not reach reserve!
Hip #115: Declared out of sale.
Hip #120: Declared out of sale.
Hip #123: Bought for $500,000 by K.K. Eishindo.
Hip #130: Purchased for $400,000 by Robert Baker and William Mack.
Hip #132: Bought for $850,000 by Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd.
Hip #11: $200,000
Hip #13: RNA ($240,000)
Hip #15: $400,000
Hip #19: $250,000
Hip #24: RNA ($190,000)
Hip #69: $200,000
Hip #74: $600,000
Hip #104: RNA ($240,000)
Hip #109: RNA ($775,000)
Hip #124: $725,000
Hip #26 caught my eye in the sales ring, but did not reach the reserve. Still, I will be keeping an eye on this one!
Session two is tomorrow; check out my top selections here.