With 18 seven-figure yearlings and a gross that surpassed that of the 2012 sale by the seventh session, it is clear that the Keeneland September Yearling Sale has experienced remarkable gains. Covering this sale in a different manner than I have ever covered a sale, I selected eleven yearlings from three consignments based primarily on conformation, though pedigree was also considered. It is my hope that these athletically built youngsters will blossom into talented racehorses.
Of my eleven selections (each of which was featured in Part One), seven sold, three did not reach their reserves, and one was declared out of the auction. The seven that were purchased totaled $1,375,000 with an average price of $196,429. Listed below are my eleven selections, along with their sale price and buyer.
Hip 17: RNA ($340,000)
Hip 273: Red Wings, $160,000
Hip 595: XIB, Agent, $190,000
Hip 725: Willis Horton, $285,000
Hip 881: Top Racing LLC, $150,000
Hip 896: Niall Brennan, Agent, $80,000
Hip 922: Ben Glass, Agent, $310,000
Hip 1067: Lavin Bloodstock, Agent for Mark Grief, $200,000
Hip 1964: RNA ($120,000)
Hip 1969: OUT
Hip 2664: RNA ($67,000)