Lexington, Ky. – Commerce remained strong during the tenth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on Thursday, led by the sale of a Colonel John colt sold for $170,000.
Keeneland sold 283 yearlings for $6,513,000 on Thursday, nearly equal to the corresponding session in 2014 when 289 horses grossed $6,626,500. The average of $23,014 was up from last year’s $22,929, while the median of $17,000 remained the same.
Cumulative figures through 10 sessions of the 12-day sale indicate solid trade. Keeneland has sold 2,359 horses for $276,960,300, slightly ahead of last year’s 11-day gross of $275,421,500 for 2,442 yearlings. The average of $117,406 rose 4.1 percent over last year’s $112,785. The median of $65,000 was 8.33 percent higher than the $60,000 in 2014.
Wendy Noel Sales, agent, consigned the session-topping Colonel John colt who is out of the winning Forest Wildcat mare Wildcat Dreamer. The colt is from the family of stakes winners Western Dreamer and Cash for Clunkers.
A colt by Warrior’s Reward brought the day’s second-highest price, selling for $160,000 to Alex Solis II and Jason Litt. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent, the colt is out of the winning Olmodavor mare Indypicture, a daughter of Grade 1 winner Family Enterprise.
Lane’s End Farm was the session’s leading consignor, selling 21 yearlings for $563,200.
Paul Sharp, agent, purchased four horses for $211,000 to top all buyers.
The September Sale runs through Saturday. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. ET. The entire sale is streamed live at Keeneland.com.