Nearly $200 million in sales so far
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2012) – The seventh session of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale saw double digit gains in gross, average and median — with the median increasing 48 percent above this comparable session last year.
On Monday, 309 yearlings brought $13,893,500, up 13.57 percent from 2011 when 306 horses sold for $12,233,200. The average price of $44,963 represented a 12.47 percent increase over last year’s $39,978. The median price rose 48 percent from $25,000 to $37,000.
Keeneland sold 281 yearlings on Sunday for $21,625,000, up 5.10 percent from 2011 when 292 horses brought $20,575,000. Average price increased 9.22 percent from $70,462 to 76,957, while the median price of $60,000 rose 20 percent over last year’s $50,000.
Cumulatively, Keeneland has sold 1,541 horses for $194,162,500 for an average of $125,998 and a median of $80,000. In 2011, $198,638,200 was spent for 1,631 yearlings, for an average of $121,789 and a median of $75,000. Total figures reflect seven days of selling in 2012 compared to eight days in 2011 when Keeneland conducted two select sessions.
A filly by Unbridled’s Song brought Monday’s top price of $280,000 from Pelican, LLC. She is the first foal out of San Gorgonio Handicap (G2) winner Tizfiz, by Tiznow, and from the family of champion Favorite Trick. The filly was consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.
The September Sale continues through Friday; sessions begin at 10 a.m. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.