KEENELAND SALE OFF TO FAST START

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Hip # 606 – bred by Larry Johnson – Malibu Moon Filly out of What Time It Is by Partner’s Hero – sells Wed. Betz Thoroughbreds, Inc agent. (Tibor & Judit Photo/VTA/Facebook)

(Keeneland) The final horse through the ring during Tuesday’s second session of the 70th Keeneland September Yearling Sale sold for $1 million to become the fourth yearling of the day to bring seven figures. Through the first two sessions of this year’s sale, eight yearlings have been sold for seven figures, exceeding the seven sold during the entire sale last year.

“The fact that there are eight million-dollar horses so far is very rewarding, and I would say that’s because the market has improved,” said Keeneland’s Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell.

During the Tuesday session, a total of 139 yearlings sold for $34,886,000, for an average of $250,978 and a median of $200,000. Keeneland reformatted the September Sale this year, expanding Book 1 to comprise the first four sessions of the sale. As a result, there are no comparable session figures for 2012.

Through the first two sessions, a total of 269 yearlings brought a grand sum of $69,621,000, for an average of $258,814, and a median of $200,000.

VA-BRED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

606 Filly by Malibu Moon, out of What Time It Is by Partner’s Hero. Betz Thoroughbreds, Inc., Agent. First foal of SP mare ($221,070)

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