KEENELAND: AVERAGE STILL SIX FIGURES

(KEENELAND) Two colts each brought top price of $160,000 on Thursday during the 10th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

During the session, 291 horses sold for $9,038,600, a 129.6 percent increase over the gross of $3,937,500 from the corresponding session last year. The average price of $31,060 was 77.5 percent above last year’s $17,500, and the median price of $25,000 was up 78.6 percent from $14,000 in 2012. At this point last year, only one session remained in the sale.

Cumulatively for the sale, which began Monday, Sept. 9, 2,313 yearlings have sold for $273,475,100, up 25.5 percent from $217,918,000 in 2012 when 2,370 yearlings were sold. The average of $118,234 rose 28.6 percent from $91,949, while the median increased 30 percent, from $50,000 to $65,000.

The first top-priced yearling Thursday was a colt by Ghostzapper out of the winning Cozzene mare Island Lore who was sold to Cromwell Bloodstock, agent. He was consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.

The second was a son of Majesticperfection purchased by Hidden Brook, agent. Mill Ridge Sales, agent for Lanark Farms, consigned the colt, who is a half-brother to stakes winner Meditations.

Paramount Sales, agent, consigned the day’s top-priced filly, a daughter of Bernstein who sold to Cecil Seaman, agent, for $95,000. She is out of the Seattle Slew mare Euroslew.

VIRGINIA-BRED SALE THURSDAY, SEPT 19

3278 Chestnut Colt by Street Boss, out of Delta Weekend by Jump Start. Burleson Farms, Agent – $10,000, Hector Ferrer

VIRGINIA-BRED ENTRIES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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

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