Thursday at Keeneland September Yearling Sale
Keeneland Sale Press Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Choctaw Racing acquired a filly by Bolt d’Oro for $127,000 to record the highest price of Thursday’s 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent, the filly is out of the Tale of the Cat mare Tigress Tale and a half-sister to stakes winner Empress Tigress.
Keeneland sold a total of 289 yearlings through the ring Thursday for $9,276,500, for an average of $32,099 and a median of $25,000. The gross is down 10.24% from last year’s $10,335,000 when 308 horses sold. The average decreased 4.34% from $33,555 in 2022, while the median remains the same.
Cumulatively, a total of 2,392 yearlings have sold for $388,649,700, for an average of $162,479 and a median of $85,000. The gross is 2.82% below the same period last year when 2,488 horses sold for $399,940,000. Average price of $162,479 is slightly above $160,748, while the median of $85,000 is equal to last year.
A colt by Frosted sold to Korea Racing Authority for $110,000 to be the day’s second-highest priced yearling. Consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent, the colt is out of Streaker, a winning daughter of Forest Wildcat and from the family of Grade 1 winners Pleasant Home, Point of Entry and Pine Island.
Three colts each brought $105,000.
The Three Amigos bought the first one, a son of Complexity consigned by Ashview Farm, agent. Out of Hardcore, a winning daughter of Hard Spun, he is from the family of stakes winners Mountain Range, Irish Presence and Royal Vindication.
Calumet Farm paid $105,000 for a son of Laoban from the family of Racing Hall of Famers Chris Evert and Winning Colors as well as Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi. Consigned by Hidden Brook, agent, he is out of the Bernardini mare Intermittent.
Calumet Farm acquired five horses for $390,000 to be the leading buyer.
A colt from the first crop of Instagrand sold to Don’t Stop Me Now Stable for $105,000. Out of Sistas Ready, a winning daughter of More Than Ready, he was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Taylor Made Sales Agency was the leading consignor with sales of $791,000 for 24 horses.
The September Sale has two sessions remaining, on Friday and Saturday. Sales both days start at 10 a.m. ET. The entire auction is streamed live at Keeneland.com.