Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

Strong Demand for Yearlings at Keeneland Sale

The bullish market at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued to generate strong trade among a global contingent of buyers on Thursday, producing healthy results and the sale of two fillies for $1 million each. Keeneland sold 198 yearlings for a total of $47,231,000, an average of $238,540 and a median of $175,000 on Thursday, which […]

Insights in to the Keeneland Yearling Sale

Insights in to the Keeneland Yearling Sale

Insights in to the Keeneland Yearling Sale Buyers and sellers in the opening Book 1 session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale commented on Monday’s strong trade: Trainer Ben Colebrook: “The market was very strong. We got outbid on a few, so we will be doing some more shopping. The good ones sold the way they […]

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Prices Skyrocket

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Prices Skyrocket

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Prices Skyrocket Keeneland’s reformatted Week 1 of the September Yearling Sale produced eight million-dollar-plus horses and fueled significant increases in trade during Monday’s opening premier Book 1. Leading the action was a $2.7 million Tapit filly purchased by Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier to be the most expensive yearling sold at public auction in […]

2nd running of the Keeneland Korea Cup & Sprint

2nd running of the Keeneland Korea Cup & Sprint

Korea’s biggest day of racing of the year takes place at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday with the 2nd running of the Keeneland Korea Cup & Sprint. Ten overseas-trained runners are in the Korean Capital for the two races which have a combined purse of approaching $1.5Million. 10 races at Seoul from 10:45 to 18:00 and […]

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Wesley Ward Prepares Lady Aurelia for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward said this morning that European champion Lady Aurelia would return here at week’s end from England, where last Friday a hard-charging rival named Marsha nosed her out to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe (G1) at York. Lady Aurelia, who has five wins, […]

17 Graded Stakes | $5.325 Million | View the Keeneland Fall Meet stakes schedule

17 Graded Stakes | $5.325 Million | View the Keeneland Fall Meet stakes schedule

17 Graded Stakes | $5.325 Million | View the Keeneland Fall Meet stakes schedule Keeneland 2017 Fall Stakes Schedule: October 6 – 28 Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet opens Friday, October 6 and continues through Saturday, October 28. *Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In series Date Race Name Nom Deadlines Sex Distance Course Fri, Oct. 6 *$400,000 Darley […]

Keeneland Graduates Dominate US Racing

Keeneland Graduates Dominate US Racing

Keeneland sales graduate Beach Patrol claimed racing’s biggest prize of the weekend, gamely turning back challengers to win the $1 million Arlington Million (G1). Keeneland sales alumni Copper Bullet and Run Away turned in dominating performances to win the Saratoga Special (G2) by four lengths and Best Pal (G2) at Del Mar by 3½ lengths, respectively. ***************************************************** Keeneland will feature a […]

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records

Keeneland September Sale Will Set Records The thoroughbred breeding industry around the world is booming and Keeneland will set brand new records this year. If you are intereseted in investing in the Thoroughbred industry now is the time, Contact us or complete the form at the bottom of this article. Keeneland announced the expansion of […]

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team

Wesley Ward confident with strong Royal Ascot team by Craig Jones for Knightsbridge Bloodstock Wesley Ward has once again sent a strong team to Royal Ascot and this year could be his strongest yet as he arrives with multiple chances. The American trainer has seven Royal Ascot winners to his name, so he knows what […]

Keeneland Dominates Belmont Stakes

Keeneland Dominates Belmont Stakes

Keeneland Dominates Belmont Stakes Keeneland sales are represented by 22 graduates entered in the six graded stakes to be held Thursday and Friday at Belmont Park in celebration of Saturday’s final leg of the 2017 Triple Crown, the Belmont (G1). September Yearling Sale graduate Fair Point, winner of the 2016 Senator Ken Maddy (G3), is […]

Preakness Stakes Shows the Power of Keeneland

Preakness Stakes Shows the Power of Keeneland

Preakness Stakes Shows the Power of Keeneland Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Cloud Computing, purchased at Keeneland’s 2015 September Yearling Sale, won the 142nd running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) Saturday at Pimlico. Nine of the 10 3-year-olds colts competing in the Preakness were graduates of Keeneland sales, including runner-up Classic Empire and […]

American Pharoah Proves Popular in Keeneland

American Pharoah Proves Popular in Keeneland

Oussama Aboughazale’s International Equities Holding led buyers at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale for the second consecutive day on Tuesday by spending $1,080,000 for four horses, including $575,000 for session-topper Joyfully, in foal to 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Joyfully, a 5-year-old daughter of Mineshaft out of the Forestry mare Rejoicing, […]

Keeneland January Sale Posts Strong Day 1

Keeneland January Sale Posts Strong Day 1

Siren Serenade, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song in foal to 2016 leading sire Tapit, sold to Don Alberto Corporation for $1,025,000 to top’s Monday’s first session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Siren Serenade, an 11-year-old half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner George […]

Keeneland Sales Produce 77 G1 Winners

Keeneland Sales Produce 77 G1 Winners

Keeneland Sales Produce 77 G1 Winners Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Decked Out and Sassy Little Lila ran 1-2, separated by only a nose, in Saturday’s American Oaks (G1) at Santa Anita in the final North American Grade 1 event of 2016. In 2016, 60 Keeneland sales alumni accounted for 77 Grade/Group 1 events, sweeping […]

Keeneland Keeps Producing Winners

Keeneland Keeps Producing Winners

Keeneland sales graduates swept the three graded stakes featured at Santa Anita on Monday. Mind Your Biscuits, sold as a yearling at the 2014 January Horses of All Ages Sale, captured the Malibu (G1);Constellation, a 2014 September Yearling Sale alum, took the La Brea (G1); and Conquest Enforcer, a graduate of the 2016 November Breeding […]

CANDY RIDE, QUALITY ROAD KEEP PRODUCING WINNERS

CANDY RIDE, QUALITY ROAD KEEP PRODUCING WINNERS

CANDY RIDE, QUALITY ROAD KEEP PRODUCING WINNERS Juveniles by CANDY RIDE (ARG) and QUALITY ROAD swept California’s prestigious Grade I races and THE FACTOR was represented by a new undefeated stakes winner in an exciting weekend that could well have Classic implications down the road. All eyes were on CANDY RIDE’s son Mastery in the […]

Keeneland January Sale

Keeneland January Sale

Keeneland January Sale Keeneland has cataloged 1,892 horses for its 59th Horses of All Ages Sale, to be held Jan. 9-13, 2017. The catalog includes 726 broodmares, 147 broodmare prospects, 732 yearlings, 280 horses of racing age and seven stallions and stallion prospects. The interactive catalog is available online at Keeneland.com. Print catalogs are to […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Summary

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Summary Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale concluded Sunday with solid results that further recent trends toward selectivity and strength in the top and middle markets. Spirited competition among the world’s top buyers for quality individuals resulted in the sale of 19 horses for $1 million or more, highlighted by the […]

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale News The sale of stakes winner Uptown Twirl, a half-sister to recent Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and probable 2-year-old champion male Classic Empire, for $1.075-M and the popularity of horses in the Complete Dispersal of Ernie Semersky and Dory Newell’s Conquest Stables generated increases in gross, average […]

Keeneland: Moment of Majesty Hammers for $850,000

Keeneland: Moment of Majesty Hammers for $850,000

Keeneland: Moment of Majesty Hammers for $850,000 Moment of Majesty, a 9-year-old stakes-winning daughter of Saint Liam in foal to Curlin, sold for $850,000 to Star Guitar Inc. early during Friday’s 4th session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent, consigned Moment of Majesty, out of the AP Indy […]

Keeneland Yearlings Strong Showing in Breeder’s Cup

Keeneland Yearlings Strong Showing in Breeder’s Cup

Keeneland Yearlings Strong Showing in Breeder’s Cup Arrogate, purchased by owner Juddmonte Farms at Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale for $560,000, defeated California Chrome to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and lead the Keeneland sales alumni who won five of the nine races during Saturday’s second day of the Breeders’ Cup World […]

Keeneland’s Premier November Breeding Stock Sale Opens Tuesday

Keeneland’s Premier November Breeding Stock Sale Opens Tuesday

Keeneland’s globally important November Breeding Stock Sale begins Tuesday, Nov. 8, featuring among the 4,762 horses cataloged a number of Grade 1 stakes-winning and stakes-producing fillies and mares, weanling siblings to champions and graded stakes winners, prominent horses of racing age and notable dispersals during its 13-day run through Sunday, Nov. 20. Keeneland will provide […]

Keeneland Shows Strength in Breeders Cup

Keeneland Shows Strength in Breeders Cup

Seventy-four horses that are graduates of Keeneland sales were pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita. (Nine horses – Carina Mia, Catch a Glimpse, Curalina, Midnight Storm, New Money Honey, Om, Photo Call (IRE), War Story and Win the Space – were pre-entered in two races.) Post positions […]

Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale

Highlighting Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Nov. 8, is the 11-horse reduction from Phipps Stable, which offers fillies and mares from some of racing’s most productive families. Consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent, the reduction includes Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Pleasant Home, in foal to Orb; Satisfaction, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner […]

Keeneland November Sale Opens Nov. 8, Features Exceptional Offerings

Keeneland November Sale Opens Nov. 8, Features Exceptional Offerings

Keeneland November Sale Opens Nov. 8, Features Exceptional Offerings Keeneland has cataloged 4,762 horses for its premier November Breeding Stock Sale, which kicks off Tuesday, Nov. 8 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 20. Among the individuals featured are such Grade 1 stakes-quality mares as champion Stellar Wind, Celestine, Lady Eli, My Conquestadory (in foal to […]

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Summary

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Summary

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale ended Sunday with solid results driven by a competitive market and active participation from the world’s deepest buying bench. The sale produced nine yearlings that commanded $1 million or more, led by a Scat Daddy colt sold for $3 million to be the highest-priced horse sold at public auction anywhere in […]

2014 Keeneland Yearlings Outperform

2014 Keeneland Yearlings Outperform

Graduates of Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale were impressive Saturday in the Los Alamitos Derby (G2) and Laurel’s Commonwealth Derby (G2). Accelerate turned in a gritty performance to catch Semper Fortis at the wire to win the Los Alamitos Derby. September Sale alumni finished 1-2-3-4 in the Commonwealth Derby, where Deeply Undervalued came from off […]

Keeneland’s China Representative David Snodgrass

Keeneland’s China Representative David Snodgrass

Keeneland’s China Representative David Snodgrass An interesting chain of events that began in high school led St. Louis, Mo., native David Snodgrass to become Keeneland’s China Representative earlier this year. “I studied Chinese, which led me to China, which led to a job in the U.S. Department of Commerce, which led to a job with […]

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Update

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale got off to a robust start this week with its premier Book 1, held Sept. 12-14, when competition among the world’s top foreign and domestic buyers spurred significant increases in average and median prices and the sale of eight yearlings for seven figures, led by the $3 million Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier […]

AUSTRALIA’S AQUIS FARM MAKES FIRST KEENELAND PURCHASES

AUSTRALIA’S AQUIS FARM MAKES FIRST KEENELAND PURCHASES

Three colts acquired during the first two sessions of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale – a $250,000 War Front colt and a $180,000 Giant’s Causeway colt on Monday and a $500,000 Galileo (IRE) colt on Tuesday – are the first Keeneland purchases for Aquis Farm of Australia. Aquis CEO Justin Fung is in Kentucky for the […]