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DAY 3 RESULTS FROM FASIG-TIPTON OCTOBER

A Hill ‘n  Dale-bred Smart Strike filly set a new standard at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton October Fall Yearling Sale when selling to Borges Torrealba Holdings for $800,000 yesterday, a transaction that both helped propel the sale to record gains, and put a spotlight on the remarkable turnaround of an auction with a questionable future just four years ago.

At the end of the three day sale, the cumulative average at October stood at a sale-record $34,117, up 30.6% from last year’s average of $26,127. Likewise, the median of $17,000, up 33.3%, established a new benchmark. The depth of the market was underscored by the buy-back rate, which came in at a very low 16.2%.

VA-Bred:

916 C AWESOME AGAIN – LIFE IN SEATTLE – OUT

Visits: 42

VA-BREDS AT FASIG-TIPTON OCTOBER

Nine Virginia-breds have been cataloged for the Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale October 21 – 23 at Newtown Paddocks in Lexington KY.

40 C MALIBU MOON ROBIN’S PROSPECT ALLEN’S PROSPECT VIRGINIA
285 C JUMP START VALCREST VAL DE L’ORNE (FR) VIRGINIA
308 C HENRYTHENAVIGATOR WATCHFUL (IRE) GALILEO (IRE) VIRGINIA
338 F DESERT PARTY ZAMGO ZAMINDAR VIRGINIA
369 F SUCCESSFUL APPEAL AMANWELLA FUSAICHI PEGASUS VIRGINIA
500 C OFFLEE WILD CARSON COVE CARSON CITY VIRGINIA
591 C STREET MAGICIAN DANCE GAILY NUREYEV VIRGINIA
671 F EXCHANGE RATE EXCEPTIONALLY EL PRADO (IRE) VIRGINIA
916 C AWESOME AGAIN LIFE IN SEATTLE UNBRIDLED VIRGINIA

 

Visits: 33

FULL RESULTS FROM FASIG-TIPTON MIDLANTIC YEARLING SALE

(TDN) The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling Sale posted strong returns yesterday, boasting significant

year-over-year increases in average and median during the one-day event. Out of the 390 yearlings catalogued for the sale, 289 sold for a gross of $7,469,900.

Theresulting average of $25,847 was up 15.7% from lastyear, while the median jumped up 41.7% to $17,000.

Topping all returns was a colt by the young Virginia-bred stallionQuality Road, who fetched $250,000 from Dr. GeraldBortolazzo’s Bortolazzo Stables.

They were 21 Virginia-breds entered in the sale and 15 of them sold for $386,889 just missing the average by a whisker at $25,792.  Five were scratched and two were not sold.

16 Filly by Harlan’s Holiday, out of Ruler’s Charm out of Cape Town.  Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. – $115,000 Debbie Easter

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

40 Colt by Jump Start, out of Smart Kiss by Smart Strike. Corner Farm. – $40,000, Stephen R. Brown

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

73 Colt by Bluegrass Cat, out of Tamina by Dixie Union. Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. – $5,000, C&B Stable

119 Colt by Quality Road, out of What Do I Do by Two Smart.  Paramount Sales XI. – OUT

129 Colt by Rockport Harbor, out of Wonderous Woman by Partner’s Hero. 179 Filly by E. Dubai, out of Cam Bay by Rinka Das.  Corner Farm. – $15,000, Amenta Racing Stable LLC

183 Filly by Pleasantly Perfect, out of Casanova Story by Stormin Fever. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. – $11,000, Lawrence M. Blaken

188 Colt by Cat Thief, out of Charm My Heart by Silver Charm. Marshall W. Silverman, Agent. – $10,000, Ray Bryner

193 Filly by Not For Love, out of Classic Contender by Buckfinder.  Bill Reightler, Agent. – $11,000, W. Kenan Rand, Jr.

221 Filly by Malibu Moon, out of Dundrummin’ by Gone West. Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. – $10,000, Eric Antonio Delvalle

229 Filly by Curlin, out of Evening Star by Malibu Moon.  Marshall W. Silverman, Agent. – $86,000, Bargara J. Houck

244 Filly by Bluegrass Cat, out of For Kisses by Not For Love. Morgan’s Ford Farm.  – OUT

267 Filly by Oratory, out of Hat Dancer by Citidancer. Bill Reightler, Agent. – $13,000, Michael Lecesse

346 Filly by Flatter, out of Moonlight Cruise by Silver Deputy. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. – RNA ($14,000)

355 Colt by Charitable Man, out of Mystic Bay by Housebuster. Corner Farm. – $3,500, Michael P. Hessee

357 Colt by Sky Mesa, out of Night Breeze by Two Punch. Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms, LLC. – $60,000, Joseph Imbesi

364 Colt by Horse Greeley, out of Onlygotaminute by Meadowlake.  Dapple Stud, Agent for Rose Retreat Farm & Mrs. Nellie Mae Cox. -$7,000, Ray Bryner

372 Filly by Successful Appeal, out of Patriot Miss by Quiet American.  Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. – RNA ($38,000)

389 Filly by All American, out of Proof Positive by Editor’s Note.  Morgan’s Ford Farm. – OUT

Visits: 44

PHOTOS: VA-BREDS AT TIMONIUM

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40 Colt by Jump Start, out of Smart Kiss by Smart Strike. Corner Farm. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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50 Colt by Artie Schiller, out of Stony Lonesome by Aalachee. Lane’s End Farm, Agent for Smitten Farm. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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73 Colt by Bluegrass Cat, out of Tamina by Dixie Union. Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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129 Colt by Rockport Harbor, out of Wonderous Woman by Partner’s Hero. Paramount Sales XI. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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179 Filly by E. Dubai, out of Cam Bay by Rinka Das. Corner Farm. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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183 Filly by Pleasantly Perfect, out of Casanova Story by Stormin Fever. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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193 Filly by Not For Love, out of Classic Contender by Buckfinder. Bill Reightler, Agent. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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221 Filly by Malibu Moon, out of Dundrummin’ by Gone West. Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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267 Filly by Oratory, out of Hat Dancer by Citidancer. Bill Reightler, Agent. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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346 Filly by Flatter, out of Moonlight Cruise by Silver Deputy. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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355 Colt by Charitable Man, out of Mystic Bay by Housebuster. Corner Farm. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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357 Colt by Sky Mesa, out of Night Breeze by Two Punch. Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms, LLC. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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364 Colt by Horse Greeley, out of Onlygotaminute by Meadowlake. Dapple Stud, Agent for Rose Retreat Farm & Mrs. Nellie Mae Cox. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

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372 Filly by Successful Appeal, out of Patriot Miss by Quiet American. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. (VTA/Facebook Photo)

Visits: 19

TIMONIUM PRIME MARKET FOR VIRGINIA YEARLINGS?

In light of the overall success of the recently completed Keeneland September Yearling Sale that sold 2,774 yearlings and grossed over $280 million with an average of $102,220 (highest since 2007), breeders are understandably excited about the upcoming Midlantic September Sale that gets underway at Timonium on Monday, September 30.

While Virginia-bred results from Lexington were ho-hum with a few six figure exceptions, it seems like the overall supply and demand remains at a healthy balance. If that balance remains consistent (on the demand side), the next round of market results will verify that the Midlantic market is the best for yearlings from the region with the top tier being the only exception.

While the Virginia-breds were hampered in terms of average and lots sold by the lack of powerhouse consignments from the late Edward P. Evans, Audley Farm and Lazy Lane – stalwarts in terms of producing quality horses – the overall results reflected a market dominated by the reformatted sale (which consolidate quality up front) and the dominance of thirty highly commercial stallions.

Virginians produced few yearlings for those early blockbuster sessions and the Commonwealth’s remaining commercial breeders don’t typically breed to the top stallions with high stud fees.  If one only breeds a handful of select yearlings, such a high stakes gamble is best left to those with higher volume to stabilize eventual results.

Overall, there were 28 Virginia-breds consigned to the September Sale with 15 selling for $838,000 and an average of $55,866, well below the sale’s overall average of $102,220.  The high selling Va-bred was Audley’s colt by Arch, out of Pink Champagne by Awesome Again that sold for $200,000.  Only two other Virginia-bred yearlings were knocked down for six figure sale prices.

The overall market was also bolstered by newcomers including Blame (who posts both high and consistent numbers), Eskendereya (over $127,000), Quality Road (averaged over $119,000 and has one Va-bred entered at Timonium), Super Saver (over $106,000) and Lookin At Lucky (over $105,000).  Clearly the market’s love affair with new stallions is alive and well.

The Midlantic market remains well suited for Virginia breeders and Virginia horses.  The population is somewhat stable with Pennsylvania posting gains that compensate for Maryland’s and Virginia’s losses.  The value of Virginia-breds and the 100% owners bonus and Va-bred stakes program are well-known and appreciated by regional buyers while many Virginia breeders still enjoy top notch reputations for their propensity to produce high caliber racehorses.

Virginia breeders should fare well next week. — Glenn Petty

Visits: 34

TWENTY-ONE VA-BREDS CATALOGUED IN FASIG-TIPTON MIDLANTIC SEPTEMBER SALE

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16 Filly by Harlan’s Holiday, out of Ruler’s Charm out of Cape Town.  Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. Half sister to stakes winner TOCCET’S CHARM and stakes placed Simmstwon.

31 Colt by Birdstone, out of Silent Greeting by Secret Hello.  Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms, LLC. Out of a Gr. 3 SW, and a half-sister to SW TROPHY COLLECTOR and NIGHT BREEZE.

40 Colt by Jump Start, out of Smart Kiss by Smart Strike. Corner Farm. Half brother to $54,893 winner and out of stakes placed mare.

50 Colt by Artie Schiller, out of Stony Lonesome by Aalachee. Lane’s End Farm, Agent for Smitten Farm.  Half brother to Country Cousin ($248,145) and Pillow Talk ($105,150).

73 Colt by Bluegrass Cat, out of Tamina by Dixie Union. Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. Out of half-sister to SWs CHANGEISGONNA COME and LITTLE MISS PAMELA.

119 Colt by Quality Road, out of What Do I Do by Two Smart.  Paramount Sales XI. Half brother to 4 winners including SWs DOING GREAT and HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT.

129 Colt by Rockport Harbor, out of Wonderous Woman by Partner’s Hero. Paramount Sales XI. Out of Maryland stakes placed winner.

179 Filly by E. Dubai, out of Cam Bay by Rinka Das.  Corner Farm. Second foal out of half sister to SUMERSET ($439,691) and the dam of Virginia-bred Champion Debbie Sue ($400,265).

183 Filly by Pleasantly Perfect, out of Casanova Story by Stormin Fever. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. Dam is stakes placed and a half sister to SW and graded stakes placed COLONIAL SECRETARY ($421,840).

188 Colt by Cat Thief, out of Charm My Heart by Silver Charm. Marshall W. Silverman, Agent.  Dam is a half-sister to Gr. 3 SW D’OR RUCKUS ($418,983) and SW and SPR DIANE’s BIRTHDAY.

193 Filly by Not For Love, out of Classic Contender by Buckfinder.  Bill Reightler, Agent. Out of SP mare, dam of six to race, all winners, including SP Seaside.

221 Filly by Malibu Moon, out of Dundrummin’ by Gone West. Charlton (Mr. & Mrs. Rick Abbott) Agent for Audley Farm Equine LLC. Dam has produced 3 winners and is a full sister to Gr.2 SW PROUD CITIZEN.

229 Filly by Curlin, out of Evening Star by Malibu Moon.                 Marshall W. Silverman, Agent. First foal of a half-sister to SW and SP I’M OUT FIRST ($438,628) and SW and SP ZENITH.

244 Filly by Bluegrass Cat, out of For Kisses by Not For Love. Morgan’s Ford Farm.  Out of SW and graded SP winner of $344,056. Second dam is Gr.3 Gallorette winner and SPR PALLISER BAY.

267 Filly by Oratory, out of Hat Dancer by Citidancer. Bill Reightler, Agent. Family of Gr.1 SW FLYING PARTNER.

346 Filly by Flatter, out of Moonlight Cruise by Silver Deputy. Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. Out of SP and SPR Moonlight Cruise. Dam is half siter to G3 SW in England ADMIRAL’S CRUISE.

355 Colt by Charitable Man, out of Mystic Bay by Housebuster. Corner Farm. Out of half sister to SW and Va-bred Champion DEBBIE SUE ($400,265, Maryland Million Ladies, etc.)

357 Colt by Sky Mesa, out of Night Breeze by Two Punch. Dapple Stud, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms, LLC. Half brother to SP Early Star and out of Maryland Million Lassie winner.

364 Colt by Horse Greeley, out of Onlygotaminute by Meadowlake.  Dapple Stud, Agent for Rose Retreat Farm & Mrs. Nellie Mae Cox. Second foal out of $59,870 winner.

372 Filly by Successful Appeal, out of Patriot Miss by Quiet American.  Warrendale Sales, Agent for Lazy Lane Farms LLC. First foal out of stakes placed winner.

389 Filly by All American, out of Proof Positive by Editor’s Note.  Morgan’s Ford Farm. Half sister to SP Tiz Tremendous ($369,981 in Japan). Family of Va-bred Horse of the Year BANK AUDIT.

Visits: 36

KEENELAND SALE STRONG TO THE END

(KEENELAND) Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, the world’s largest and most important auction of its kind, concluded Saturday with strong indicators of a resurgence in the Thoroughbred market: gross sales of $280,491,300, the highest since 2008; the sale of 18 yearlings for $1 million or more, the most since 2008; and enthusiastic participation from a globally deep buying bench that fueled double-digit increases in gross and average and a record median price.

Cumulative results for the sale, conducted over 12 days, Sept. 9-21, were evidence of  exceptionally strong commerce. Gross sales of $280,491,300 were up 27.6 percent from the $219,723,000 posted during last year’s 11-day sale, and mark the highest total since 2008. This year 2,744 yearlings were sold compared to 2,516 in 2012.

“Our consignors and buyers are to be congratulated for the spectacular success of this September Sale,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “Consignors brought an outstanding group of horses – the cream of the North American yearling crop – and did an extraordinary job of presenting their product. The strength of the catalog, coupled with the new format, created a buzz across the U.S. and around the world. We saw enormous crowds of buyers that packed the sales grounds through the very last day. Their spirited bidding energized the sale from start to finish.”

The cumulative average price of $102,220 rose 17 percent from $87,330 in 2012. It is the highest average since 2006 and the third-highest September Sale average ever.

The median surged to a record $50,000, up 11.1 percent from last year’s $45,000.

The high volume of trade also drove the RNA, or buy-back rate, to a low of 19.9 percent.

“Buyers are responding to a fair, realistic market,” Keeneland Director of Sales Geoffrey Russell said. “Given the smaller size of the recent foal crops, supply is more in line with demand, spurring competition for horses. Buyers stepped up their game and did so enthusiastically. It is wonderful to see consignors rewarded for their efforts in breeding quality horses. ”

Peter O’Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm, consignor of the sale-topping $2.5 million yearling, agreed.

“The depth of buyers is the encouraging factor of the sale, particularly as the sale’s gone on,” O’Callaghan said. “I really think, comparatively, that every day’s been stronger. If you’re trying to buy what once was a $15,000 or $20,000 horse here the last few days, you’re really struggling because they’re bringing $35,000 to $50,000. Just the amount of people bidding on your horses is really great to see. We’ve been waiting for it for a while.”

Keeneland reformatted the September Sale to reflect three distinct market segments – week 1, the weekend, and week 2. This year, the select Book 1 spanned the entire opening week, Monday through Thursday, rather than a single select session as in 2012. The new format gathered a broad cross section of yearlings at all levels of the market; allowed buyers more time to inspect a variety of horses; and aided consignors in marketing horses to their fullest potential.

The appeal of Book 1 was evident, producing 18 yearlings that sold for seven figures, more than doubling the seven sold in 2012 and equaling the 18 sold in 2008. The 18 million-dollar yearlings were purchased by 15 different buyers.

M.V. Magnier of Irish-based Coolmore Stud purchased the sale-topper, paying $2.5 million for a colt by War Front during the sale’s fourth session. Woods Edge Farm consigned the colt, who is out of the stakes-placed During mare Blading Gold Ring.

Mandy Pope’s Whisper Hill Farm spent $2.2 million to acquire the sale’s second-highest-priced yearling, a filly by Indian Charlie out of multiple Grade 1 winner Take Charge Lady. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, the filly is a half-sister to millionaire and Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy and 2013 Travers (G1) winner Will Take Charge.

Buyers of the 18 million-dollar yearlings were equally divided among domestic and foreign interests, and illustrative of the deep diversity of the buying contingent. Buyers representing the U.S. and Europe, as well as Russia, Qatar, Japan, Korea, and Central and South America, were active well into the final days of the sale. Book 1 buyers such as Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum’s Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. and agent Ben Glass, who rank first and second, respectively, as the sale’s leading buyers, purchased horses into Book 3 of the sale.

For the 10th time in 12 years, the sale’s leading consignor was Taylor Made Sales Agency, which sold 254 yearlings for $31,313,500. Taylor Made sold, on behalf of Aaron and Marie Jones, a Tiznow filly for $1.75 million to Borges Torrealba Holdings/Three Chimneys Farm.

Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estate Company Ltd. ranked as leading buyer for the second consecutive year, buying 27 yearlings for $11,600,000. Shadwell’s purchases were led by a $1 million Tapit filly consigned by Woods Edge Farm.

Tapit, who stands at Gainesway near Lexington, was the sale’s leading sire by gross, represented by 38 yearlings sold for $15,670,000, including four which brought $1 million or more.

During Saturday’s final session, Keeneland sold 195 horses for $2,913,200, for an average of $14,939 and a median of $11,000. There was no comparable session during last year’s 11-day saleTwo horses each sold for $65,000 to top Saturday’s final session. The first was a colt by Hold Me Back consigned by Scott Mallory, agent, and sold to Joe Novogratz. The colt’s dam is Living Fully, a stakes-placed daughter of Wolf Power (SAF).

Visits: 29

KEENELAND SALE CONTINUES TO WIND DOWN

The strong pace showed no signs of slowing during Friday’s 11th session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

On Friday a total of 236 yearlings were sold for $4,103,000, up 127.3 percent from the 11th session last year, which marked the final day of the 2012 sale. The average price of $17,386 was 40.6 percent above last year’s $12,363, while the median price of $12,000 rose 20 percent from $10,000 in 2012.

Cumulatively, 2,549 yearlings have been sold for $277,578,100, up 26.3 percent from the $219,723,000 grossed for the entire 11-day sale in 2012 when 2,516 yearlings were sold. The average of $108,897 increased 24.7 percent over last year’s $87,330, while the median of $57,000 shows a 26.7 percent gain over $45,000 in 2012.

Claiborne Farm, agent, consigned Friday’s session-topper, a daughter of Broken Vow sold to Michonne Farm for $85,000. The filly is out of the Storm Cat mare Ranter, a half-sister to leading sire Pulpit, winner of the 1997 Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland.

The day’s second-highest price of $75,000 was paid by Federico Barberini, agent, for a colt by First Defence out of the Officer mare Major Allie. Eaton Sales, agent, consigned the colt.

VIRGINIA-BREDS SOLD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

3337 Chestnut Filly by E Dubai, out of Humorlee by Distorted Humor. Eaton Sales, Agent – $19,000, Eric Gomez

3367 Chestnut Filly by English Channel, out of Locata by Stravinsky. Kelli Mitchell – $11,000, Rafael Garcia

3384 Bay Filly by Discreetly Mine, out of Miss Poison by Kingmambo. Lane’s End, Agent for Smitten Farm – $2,000, Surfside Stable

Visits: 58

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

To view the sales catalog and results, click here

Visits: 26

KEENELAND: NINTH SESSION STAYS STRONG

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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.

VIRGINIA-BREDS SOLD WEDNESDAY, SEPT 18

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

 

VIRGINIA-BRED ENTRIESTHURSDAY, SEPT 19

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

Visits: 39
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