2018 Keeneland
September
Yearling Sale

Sale Begins Monday, September 10

Your Proven Partner

Founded by horsemen, Keeneland has been unwavering in its commitment to the Thoroughbred industry and our great sport. From recruiting the deepest buying bench in the industry to unveiling a new lucrative program to reward our customers, Keeneland is your proven partner for success. Keeneland September offers an unrivaled opportunity to buy and sell the best of North America's yearling crop.

All Eyes on Book 1

Leading buyers from around the world are primed to purchase the cream of the North American yearling crop during the elite Book 1 session. In 2017, this session saw record-breaking results including the top 8 yearling prices in North America in 2017.

Top 8 yearling prices in North America
$500,000

Book 1 Median

64

Individual buyers in Book 1

$570,263

Book 1 Average

Keeneland September 2017
Gross Sales
$326,173,100
The highest since 2008
$120,487

Record Average - an increase of 23.3%

$57,000

Record Median - an increase of 43%

13 Horses

Sold for $1 million+

The Deepest Buying Bench

To ensure top competition in the sales ring, Keeneland assembles the world’s deepest buying bench. Each year the Keeneland team travels to more than 25 countries to strengthen relationships and develop international markets to continually grow buyer participation.

$82,000,000
Purchases from international buyers in 2017
996

Individual buyers in 2017

25

Countries represented by buyers

73

Individual buyers spending $1 million each

The Keeneland September Bonus Program

The September Sale Bonus Program offers lucrative cash rewards to our sellers and buyers when their September Sale graduates go on to win at the highest levels of racing. Connections of a September Sale graduate can earn up to $500,000 beyond the sales ring.

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