Hip 3278, bred by Chance Farm , a chestnut filly by Street Boss, out of Delta Weekend by Jump Start, consigned by Burleson Farms. (Tabor & Judit Photo/VTA/Facebook)

(KEENELAND) Strong demand for Thoroughbred yearlings from the world’s largest buying bench continued Wednesday during the ninth session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, once again driving double-digit gains in gross, average and median prices.

On Wednesday, 311 yearlings were sold for $11,179,500, marking a 36.8 percent increase over the gross of $8,169,500 from the corresponding session last year. The average of $35,947 was 32.8 percent higher than the average of $27,051 recorded in 2012. The median of $27,000 rose 35 percent above last year’s $20,000.

Cumulatively, a total of 2,022 yearlings have been sold for $264,436,500, up 23.5 percent from last year’s total of $213,980,500. The average of $130,780 is up 31.1 percent from $99,758, while the median of $77,000 is 40 percent higher than $55,000 last year.

“The clearance rate today was 88 percent, which is phenomenal,” said Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell.

Cromwell Bloodstock, agent, paid $185,000 for the session’s top-priced horse, a colt by Kitten’s Joy out of the winning Stephen Got Even mare Esther Got Even. He was consigned by Dromoland Farm Inc, agent.

The highest-priced filly of the day was a daughter of Ghostzapper sold to Bob Baffert, agent, for $140,000. Adena Springs consigned the filly, who is out of the stakes-placed Cozzene mare Cozy Gain, a half-sister to Grade 3 winner Broad Gains.


2708 Dkb Filly by Not For Love, out of Ritual Dance by Runaway Groom. Eaton Sales, Agent – $12,000 Haras Cerro Punta

2745 Bay Filly by City Zip, out of Smash Review by Bates Motel. Eaton Sales, Agent – $22,000,Mike Puhich

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 – $20,000, J.C. Farm

2830 Bay Colt by After Market, out of Arch Lady by Arch. Lane’s End, Agent – $27,000, Naska



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

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  1. Hi Glen Thank you for these updates. Would be interesting to do an analysis of “Profitability” as I have seen – in these last sessions – some good stallions, and wonder if their stud fees are being repaid with a net profit or not. Your thoughts?

    Best, David

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