Lexington, Ky. – Through the first nine sessions of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale, 2,076 horses have been sold for $270,447,300, just above last year’s 10-day gross of $268,795,000 for 2,153 yearlings. The cumulative average of $130,273 rose 4.35 percent over last year’s $124,847. The median of $80,000 was 11.11 percent above $72,000 in 2014.
The market continued to show robust commerce deep into its second week. Keeneland sold 280 yearlings on Wednesday, the second and final day of the Book 4 portion of the sale, for $10,684,100, 13.95 percent above the corresponding session in 2014 when the gross of $9,376,000 was recorded for 276 horses. The average of $38,158 was 12.33 percent higher than last year’s average of $33,971, while the median of $25,000 equaled the median in 2014.
A half-sister to the undefeated Grade 1 stakes-winning juvenile Nyquist, entered in Saturday’s FrontRunner (G1) at Santa Anita, sold to Bridlewood Farm for $330,000 to highlight Wednesday’s ninth session of the 72nd Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
The September Sale continues through Saturday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.