LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 17, 2014) – The momentum generated during the opening days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continued to carry forward as significant gains in gross, average and median were recorded on Wednesday.
On day nine of the 13-day sale, 289 yearlings sold for $13,467,500, a 20.47 percent increase from last year’s corresponding session when 311 yearlings brought $11,179,500. The $46,600 average was 29.64 percent higher than $35,947 in 2013. The median rose 29.63 percent, from $27,000 to $35,000.
Cumulatively, a total of 1,877 yearlings have been sold for $259,419,000, a slight decrease from 2013 when 2,022 horses sold for $264,436,500. The average of $138,209 increased 5.68 percent from $130,780, while the median of $80,000 is 3.9 percent higher than $77,000 in 2013.
Solis/Litt Bloodstock was the leading buyer on Wednesday, purchasing two horses for $540,000, including the session’s top-priced horse, a $350,000 filly by Scat Daddy out of the stakes-placed Borrego mare Nina Fever. The filly was consigned by Upson Downs Farm, agent.
Two colts sold for $240,000 each to be the second-highest priced horses of the session. Ben Glass, agent, bought a son of Curlin out of the stakes-placed Dixie Union mare Dixie Unioness, consigned by Ashview Farm, agent. A Ghostzapper colt out of the winning Indian Ridge mare Incredulous (FR) was purchased by Nick de Meric, agent. Claiborne Farm consigned the half-brother to graded stakes winner Sir Gerry.
Gainesway was the leading consignor for the session, selling 23 yearlings for $1,074,000.
The sale continues Thursday and runs through Sunday, with all sessions beginning at 10 a.m. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.