Session two of the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale is in the books. This session, as expected, did not flaunt dazzling prices like the first session, which is the select portion of the auction. The average for the 186 yearlings sold (305 cataloged) was $173,333. Of my top 25 selections, 17 sold (7 did not reach their reserves and 1 was declared out of the sale). Those top selections brought a total of $4,060,000, averaging $238,824. My 5 extras did not fare well – only 1 sold (for $180,000), for 2 did not attain their reserves and the remaining 2 were declared out of the sale.
Listed below are the horses featured in Part One, with descriptions of the results of the auction:
Hip #142: Drove hammer to $285,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #145: Purchased by Blandford Bloodstock for $100,000.
Hip #149: Bought by Sierra Farm for $260,000.
Hip #159: Declared out of sale.
Hip #184: Purchased for $335,000 by Fox Hill Farm/Tom McGreevy, agent.
Hip #203: Bought for $135,000 by Mike Ryan, agent.
Hip #206: Purchased by Maverick Racing for $390,000.
Hip #212: Bought by Repole Stable/J.J. Crupi, agent for $250,000.
Hip #213: Purchased as the second highest-priced yearling in the session for $550,000 by Maverick Racing.
Hip #246: Bought for $240,000 by Reddam Racing, LLC.
Hip #249: Reached final bid of $95,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #261: Also reached final bid of $95,000 without attaining reserve.
Hip #270: Drove hammer to $100,000 without reaching reserve.
Hip #273: Purchased by Jorge Wagner for just $25,000.
Hip #280: Bought by Course Investment Corporation, as agent, for $120,000.
Hip #303: Purchased for $210,000 by Friarstown Stud.
Hip #343: Bought for only $55,000 by Raut, LLC.
Hip #349: Purchased by Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd. for $500,000.
Hip #352: Reached final bid of $60,000 without reaching reserve.
Hip #376: Bought by Shadwell Estate Company, Ltd. for $200,000.
Hip #384: Purchased for $150,000 by Raut, LLC.
Hip #413: This three-quarters brother to Paynter reached final bid of $190,000, but did not attain reserve.
Hip #423: This filly, out of a half-sister to Zenyatta, drove the hammer to $245,000, but did not reach reserve.
Hip #432: Sold to Susan Casner for $260,000.
Hip #434: Bought by Jamie McCalmont for $100,000.
Hip #133: RNA ($240,000)
Hip #153: $180,000
Hip #190: RNA ($90,000)
Hip #239: OUT
Hip #250: OUT
Session three is tomorrow; check out my selections here.