Wednesday at Keeneland September Yearling Sale
Keeneland Sale Press Release
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Keeneland had a strong day of trade during Wednesday’s ninth session of the September Yearling Sale, led by a colt by Practical Joke from the family of Group 1 winner X Y Jet sold for $250,000 to CJ Thoroughbreds.
Out of Jetbird, a winning daughter of Wildcat Heir, he was consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
Results for the day increased across the board as 298 yearlings sold through the ring for $13,430,200, up 3.56% from last year’s gross of $12,969,000 when 329 horses sold. Average price of $45,068 increased 14.33% over $39,419 in 2022, while the median rose 11.67% from $30,000 to $33,500.
Cumulative figures are comparable to the corresponding period in 2022. A total of 2,103 yearlings have sold for $379,373,200, down 2.63% from last year’s $389,605,000 for 2,180 horses. Average price of $180,396 is up slightly from $178,718, while the median of $100,000 is equal to last year.
In other sales Wednesday, a filly by Ghostzapper sold to Donato Lanni, agent, for $240,000. Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa, agent, consigned the filly, who is from the family of champion Rags to Riches and 2023 Belmont (G1) and Travers (G1) winner Arcangelo. Her dam is Everything, by Curlin.
Two horses brought $200,000 each.
SBM Training and Sales purchased a colt by Caravaggio from the family of Grade 2 winner Vertical Oak for the amount. Consigned by Gainesway, agent, he is out of the Elusive Quality mare Becky’s Best.
Gainesway was the session’s leading consignor with sales of $1,296,000 for 21 yearlings.
Peter Deutsch spent $200,000 on a filly from the first crop of Grade 1 winner Promises Fulfilled out of stakes winner Dynazaper, by Ghostzapper. From the family of Grade 1 winner Very Subtle and Grade 2 winner Broad Dynamite, she was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for WinStar Farm Bred & Raised.
Two yearlings sold for $190,000 apiece.
Kenneth McPeek, agent, and Baccari Bloodstock paid the amount for a colt by Broken Vow who is from the family of Grade 1 winners Dream of Summer, Creative Cause and Vexatious along with Grade 2 winner Destin. He is out of the winning Lion Heart mare Wishcraft.
Purchasing eight yearlings for $695,000, Kenneth McPeek, agent, led buyers during the session.
A colt by Army Mule out of Zooey, by Exchange Rate, sold for $190,000 to Grassroots Training & Sales. From the family of Grade 1 winner Nany’s Sweep, he was consigned by Mulholland Farm.
The September Sale resumes Thursday at 10 a.m. ET runs through Saturday. The entire auction is streamed live at Keeneland.com.