2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale: three sessions down, eight to go. The 196 yearlings sold in the third session averaged $176,393. Of my top 20 selections, 11 sold – 7 did not reach their reserves and 2 were declared out of the sale. Those sold brought a total of $2,830,000, averaging $257,273.
Listed below are the horses featured in Part One, with descriptions of the results of the auction:
Hip #443: Declared out of sale.
Hip #445: Sold to Hubert Guy Bloodstock, agent, for the bargain price of $20,000.
Hip #448: Declared out of sale.
Hip #453: Reached final bid $75,000 without attaining reserve.
Hip #457: Bought by J.S. Company, Ltd. for $600,000.
Hip #463: Purchased by G. Watts Humphrey for $190,000.
Hip #479: Bought for $130,000 by Columbine Stables.
Hip #487: Drove hammer to $190,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #493: Did not reach reserve with final bid of $30,000.
Hip #494: Purchased by Spendthrift Farm LLC for $160,000.
Hip #513: Drove hammer to $285,000, but did not attain reserve.
Hip #536: Sold to Hoffman Thoroughbreds, LLC/Mike Ryan, agent, for $110,000.
Hip #550: Bought by Koji Maeda for $390,000.
Hip #569: Reached final bid of $245,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #581: Purchased by Summerplace Farm for $210,000.
Hip #584: Sold to Pedro E. Pacheco for $55,000.
Hip #624: Bought for $440,000 by Solis Bloodstock, agent.
Hip #654: Purchased for $525,000 by Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd.
Hip #659: Drove hammer to an impressive $725,000, but did not attain reserve.
Hip #714: Reached final bid of $335,000, but did not reach reserve.
Session four – the final session of this auction that I’m covering – is tomorrow; check out my selections here.