Hip 2789: Smitten Farm's Macho Uno colt out of Tripped, selling with Lane's End.

Hip 2789 Smitten Farm’s Macho Uno colt out of Tripped, selling with Lane’s End. (Tibor & Judit Photo/VTA/Facebook)

In spite of mediocre sales of Virginia-breds  (7 sold so far, 6 not sold and 2 outs averaging $102,142 – roughly half of the overall average through Tuesday of $205,811), the Keeneland yearling market surges forward…

(Keeneland) Scores of buyers from the U.S. and around the world competed for horses during the eighth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Tuesday, so much so that Keeneland officials could not remember a time with as much activity in the sales ring and in the barn area this late in the sale. The brisk trade fueled double-digit increases in gross, average and median prices.

“We had buyers from Korea, Japan, Russia, Central and South America, and Europe in addition to having a strong domestic market represented,” Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell said.

On Tuesday, the second of two days that make up Book 3 of the sale, 303 yearlings sold for $16,383,000, marking a 40.6 percent increase from last year’s corresponding session when 302 yearlings brought $11,648,500. The $54,069 average was 40.2 percent higher than last year, and the median of $45,000 was 50 percent above 2012.

Since the sale began on Monday, Sept. 9, Keeneland has sold a total of 1,711 horses for $253,257,000, up 23 percent from last year’s total of $205,811,000. The average of $148,017 increased 32.6 from $111,672 in 2012, while the median of $95,000 rose 35.7 percent from $70,000 in 2012.

The Tuesday session-topper was a son of champion Afleet Alex sold for $280,000. Tara Bella Farm purchased the colt out of the stakes-placed Vindication mare Blowing Kisses. The colt’s second dam is Grade 1 winner Hookedonthefeelin, dam of Grade 1 winners Pussycat Doll and Jimmy Creed. He was consigned by Betz Thoroughbreds Inc., agent.

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2353 Bay colt by Scat Daddy – Sugar Plum Girl by Lemon Drop Kid. St. George Sales, Agent XII – $95,000, GEM Holdings

2371 Dkb filly by Harlan’s Holiday – Threadneedle by Dynaformer. Brookdale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC – RNA ($27,000)

2520 Gray filly by Exchange Rate – Exceptionally by El Prado (IRE). Brookdale Sales, Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC – OUT


2708 Dkb Filly by Not For Love, out of Ritual Dance by Runaway Groom. Eaton Sales, Agent

2745 Bay Filly by City Zip, out of Smash Review by Bates Motel. Eaton Sales, Agent

2758 Bay Colt by Artie Schiller, out of Stony Lonesome by Apalachee. Lane’s End, Agent for Smitten Farm – OUT

2789 Gray Colt by Macho Uno, out of Tripped by Distorted Humor. Lane’s End, Agent for Smitten Farm

2830 Bay Colt by After Market, out of Arch Lady by Arch. Lane’s End, Agent


3026 Chestnut Colt by Sky Mesa, out of Night Breeze by Two Punch. Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC – OUT

3096 Bay Colt by Birdstone, out of Silent Greeting by Secret Hello. Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC – OUT

3278 Chestnut Colt by Street Boss, out of Delta Weekend by Jump Start. Burleson Farms, Agent


3337 Chestnut Filly by E Dubai, out of Humorlee by Distorted Humor. Eaton Sales, Agent

3367 Chestnut Filly by English Channel, out of Locata by Stravinsky. Kelli Mitchell

3384 Bay Filly by Discreetly Mine, out of Miss Poison by Kingmambo. Lane’s End, Agent for Smitten Farm

Hip 2789: Smitten Farm’s Macho Uno colt out of Tripped, selling with Lane’s End.

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