With a new format and vibrant activity from start to finish, Keeneland completed its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 23 with record average and median and gross receipts that were the best since the pre-recession 2008 auction. Keeneland reformatted the first week of the September sale this year to open with a select, single-session Book 1 followed by a three-day Book 2, versus last year's three-day Book 1.
A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to top the Sept. 22 penultimate session of Keeneland's September yearling sale. Keeneland reported 159 yearlings changed hands Friday for a total of $2,111,900, an average of $13,282, and a median of $7,500. The 18 horses bought back represented an RNA rate of 10.2%. Cumulatively through the sale, which began Sept. 11, 2,420 horses have grossed $306,377,600 for an average of $126,602 and a median of $65,000.
"It's been a long time since I've seen this strong of a market," veteran Kentucky breeder Beau Lane III said Sept. 21, shortly after selling an Algorithms filly (Hip 3222) for $19,000—$10,000 above her reserve price—during the 10th session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. "I can remember when it was this strong but it's been a long time," the operator of Woodline Farm near Paris, Ky., said of the market that started strong and has been buoyant throughout.
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