Keeneland September Yearling Sale Opens Monday

September 8, 2022

“Rising Stock” Preview Show Airs Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 79th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s largest and most significant auction of Thoroughbred racing prospects, kicks off Monday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. ET with the first of 12 sessions that run through Sept. 24. 

The sale, which has cataloged 4,153 yearlings by the world’s most established stallions and exciting young sires, opens with the two-day Book 1, which features half-siblings to these recent Grade 1 winners at Del Mar and Saratoga: Casa Creed (Fourstardave), Forte (Hopeful) and Malathaat (Alabama). 

Books 2 and 3 include half-siblings to Saratoga Grade 1 winners Chi Town Lady (Test), Epicenter (Runhappy Travers) and Olympiad (Jockey Club Gold Cup).

Olympiad wins the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup (Dom Napolitano)

“The success of September Sale graduates combined with the availability of quality yearlings at all price levels make the September Sale a can’t-miss event for horsemen from around the world,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Tony Lacy said. 

“This year, we are excited to share our latest capital improvements and facilities around the grounds – from renovated barns to the Saddling Paddock Chalet here for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships – and we are continuing to elevate the September Sale atmosphere with fun touches and elements that enhance the experience.”

“Rising Stock” preview show airs Saturday

Coverage of the September Sale begins Saturday, Sept. 10 when FanDuel Racing (formerly known as TVG2) will air “Rising Stock,” an hourlong preview show from 9-10 a.m. hosted by Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton at Keeneland with Christina Blacker in the FanDuel studio. “Rising Stock” will be rebroadcast Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. on FanDuel Racing.

On Sept. 12-15, FanDuel Racing will present live coverage of Book 1 from 1-7 p.m. 

Keeneland will livestream the entire September Sale at Keeneland.com.

Colt by Mitole is latest supplement to Book 1

Mitole conformation (Spendthrift)

A colt from the first crop of champion Mitole is the latest supplement to the September Sale and is scheduled to sell opening day, Sept. 12.

Four Stars Sales, agent, consigns the colt, Hip 183, who is the first foal of the Super Saver mare Dashing Angel. Dashing Angel is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Sky Diva and stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Quick Little Miss. The colt also is from the family of Grade 1 winners Pure Clan and Finley’sluckycharm.

2022 September Sale schedule

The format of the September Sale will be similar to last year with Week 1 featuring Books 1 and 2 during the first four days. More than 1,100 horses selected based on pedigree and conformation are cataloged with the goal to present the largest number of exceptional horses possible to major domestic and foreign buyers in attendance prior to the Dark Day on Friday, Sept. 16, when no sale will be held.

Here is the schedule:

Week 1

Book 1 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 12-13. Sessions begin at 1 p.m. A total of 368 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.

Book 2 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 14-15. Sessions begin at 11 a.m. A total of 751 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.

Dark Day – Friday, Sept. 16. No sale will be conducted.

Week 2

Book 3 – Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 828 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.

Book 4 – Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 19-20. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 822 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.

Book 5 – Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 21-22. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 807 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.

Book 6 – Friday-Saturday, Sept. 23-24. Sessions begin at 10 a.m. A total of 577 yearlings are cataloged over the two days.

As always, online and phone bidding will be available.

Click here to see the online September Sale catalog, which includes photos and walking videos of yearlings along with links to consignor websites.

Click here for the September Experience Guide for information about amenities and services at Keeneland for sales clients as well as special events surrounding the auction.

Keeneland Sales Press Release
Photo by Keeneland

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