2018 Keeneland Sales Recap Book 2 and 3

September 19, 2018

Session 5

The remaining books of the 2018 Keeneland Sales moved to their original time after Book 1 started late. Usually after Book 1 the sale starts to lose its momentum, but Books 2 and 3 continued to exceed expectations. With 5 sessions left to go, the sale has already eclipsed the gross total from 2017. Session 5 saw Book 1 type prices continue and less RNA’s. There were also very few outs in Session 5. One yearling broke the seven figure mark in this session, an Uncle Mo colt purchased by China Horse Club and WinStar Farm.

284 horses were sold in Session 5, for a total of $51,059,700. The average price was $179,788. The top price of Session 5 was $1,000,000. Lanes End Farm was the day’s leading consignor.

Top 5 Buyers in Session 5

  • Ben Glass (agent for undisclosed clients) purchased 10 horses for a total of $2,490,000
  • The partnership of SF Bloodstock and Starlight West purchased 5 horses for a total of $1,920,000
  • The partnership of China Horse Club and WinStar Farm purchased 4 horses for a total of $1,720,000
  • Mayberry Farm purchased 3 horses for a total of $1,480,000
  • Phoenix Thoroughbreds purchased 5 horses for a total of $1,275,000

Top 5 Sires in Session 5

  • Into Mischief sired 17 horses for a total of $4,535,000
  • Uncle Mo sired 11 horses for a total of $2,936,000
  • Union Rags sired 11 horses for a total of $2,820,000
  • Empire Maker sired 11 horses for a total of $2,780,000
  • Street Sense sired 11 horses for a total of $2,677,000

Session 6

Session 6 of the 2018 Keeneland Sales was another long session just as Session 5 was, and wrapped up Book 2. This was the first session for a horse not to sell a million or more. Momentum began to slow down in this sale and a lot of the large scale buyers had already made their purchases for the sale.

264 horses were sold in Session 6, for a total of $36,054,000. The average price was $136,568. The top price of Session 6 was $875,000. Taylor Made Sales was the day’s leading consignor.

Top 5 Buyers in Session 6

  • Ben Glass (agent for undisclosed clients) purchased 5 horses for a total of $1,310,000
  • Zayat Stables purchased 2 horses for a total of $1,050,000
  • The partnership of Winchell Thoroughbreds and Phoenix Thoroughbreds purchased 1 horse for a total of $875,000
  • Kenneth McPeek (agent for undisclosed clients) purchased 3 horses for a total of $845,000
  • Cromwell Bloodstock purchased 4 horses for a total of $655,000

Top 5 Sires in Session 6

  • Uncle Mo sired 7 horses for a total of $1,890,000
  • Into Mischief sired 11 horses for a total of $1,701,000
  • Quality Road sired 5 horses for a total of $1,485,000
  • More Than Ready sired 7 horses for a total of $1,387,000
  • Liam’s Map sired 9 horses for a total of $1,360,000

Session 7

Session 7 of the 2018 Keeneland Sales started Book 3. Lots of yearlings from first crop sires were offered in this session. Session 7 once again continued the ‘double session’ style day, selling over 250 yearlings – making it the largest session yet. Smaller ownership groups were getting their pick of yearlings that still had lots of promise for the future.

289 horses were sold in Session 7, for a total of $22,360,000. The average price was $77,372. The top price of Session 7 was $450,000. Lanes End Farm was the day’s leading consignor.

Top 5 Buyers in Session 7

  • Eisaman Equine purchased 4 horses for a total of $605,000
  • The partnership of Solis and Litt purchased 4 horses for a total of $595,000
  • Steven W. Young (agent for undisclosed clients) purchased 3 horses for a total of $590,000
  • Spartan Bloodstock purchased 3 horses for a total of $570,000
  • Glen Hill Farm purchased 4 horses for a total of $545,000

Top 5 Sires in Session 7

  • Quality Road sired 5 horses for a total of $980,000
  • Empire Maker sired 2 horses for a total of $830,000
  • Orb sired 8 horses for a total of $706,000
  • Into Mischief sired 5 horses for a total of $699,000
  • Candy Ride sired 6 horses for a total of $677,000

Session 8

Session 8 of the 2018 Keeneland Sales closed out Book 3. This session did have a good amount of RNA’s and outs. Session 8 was session where the 2018 sale total already eclipsed the 2017 total, with 5 sessions still left to go.

271 horses were sold in Session 8, for a total of $19,603,400. The average price was $72,337. The highest price of Session 8 was $420,000. Paramount Sales was the day’s leading consignor.

Top 5 Buyers in Session 8

  • The partnership of West Point Thoroughbreds and Vosburgh purchased 4 horses for a total of $595,000
  • Spartan Bloodstock purchased 2 horses for a total of $515,000
  • Lothenbach Stables purchased 3 horses for a total of $437,000
  • Jamie McCalmont (agent for Sarah Kelley) purchased 1 horse for a total of $420,000
  • WinStar Farm purchased 2 horses for a total of $400,000

Top 5 Sires in Session 8

  • Constitution sired 15 horses for a total of $925,000
  • Carpe Diem sired 11 horses for a total of $829,000
  • Munnings sired 9 horses for a total of $794,000
  • Quality Road sired 3 horses for a total of $770,000
  • Tiznow sired 6 horses for a total of $682,500

Book 1-3 Leaders

Top 5 Consignors

  • Taylor Made Sales sold 212 horses for a total of $45,604,500
  • Gainesway sold 98 horses for a total of $31,548,000
  • Lanes End Farm sold 98 horses for a total of $28,813,000
  • Denali Stud sold 65 horses for a total of $14,730,000
  • Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales sold 53 horses for a total of $13,516,000

Top 5 Buyers

  • Godolphin purchased 23 horses for a total of $19,290,000
  • Shadwell Estate Company purchased 19 horses for a total of $12,345,000
  • The partnership of SF Bloodstock and Starlight West purchased 19 horses for a total of $9,315,000
  • Phoenix Thoroughbreds purchased 21 horses for a total of $8,790,000
  • Ben Glass (agent for undisclosed clients) purchased 26 horses for a total of $7,525,000

Top 5 Sires

  • Uncle Mo sired 63 horses for a total of $22,310,000
  • Medaglia d’Oro sired 33 horses for a total of $19,875,000
  • American Pharoah sired 47 horses for a total of $19,585,000
  • Into Mischief sired 63 horses for a total of $18,185,000
  • Tapit sired 25 horses for a total of $15,280,000

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