LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 20, 2012) – Cromwell Bloodstock paid $110,000 for a colt by Divine Park to top Thursday’s session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
Consigned by Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services, agent, the colt is out of Window Woman, by Skip Away. He is a half-brother to 2012 Grover (Bud) Delp Memorial Stakes winner Window Boy.
Keeneland sold 225 horses on Thursday for $3,937,500, for an average of $17,500 and a median price of $14,000. During last year’s comparable session, 291 horses brought $5,131,100, for an average of $17,633 and a median of $12,000.
The RNA, or buy-back, rate for the session dropped 50.72 percent to 8.54 percent.
With one day remaining in the sale, 2,370 horses have been sold for a total of $217,976,500 versus gross sales of $220,318,600 for 2,539 horses sold during 11 sessions in 2011. Average price of $91,973 is up 5.99 percent from last year’s $86,774. The median of $50,000 rose 25 percent from $40,000 in 2011.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey purchased the day’s second-highest priced yearling, paying $90,000 for a colt by Artie Schiller out of Athena’s Gift, by Fusaichi Pegasus. He was consigned by Cara Bloodstock, agent.
The September Sale concludes on Friday. The final session begins at 10 a.m. ET. The sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.