World-class racing and industry-leading sales, united under one name. A name that represents excellence and a commitment to our sport. Only at Keeneland will you find a world-class racing program and the global leader in Thoroughbred sales. For decades, Keeneland has been the destination for the world’s most prominent Thoroughbreds to compete and sell each year.
As the world’s most prominent and important yearling auction, the Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale offers horsemen an unrivaled opportunity to achieve success at the highest levels of the Thoroughbred market.
Founded by horsemen, Keeneland has a sole mission is dedicated to the betterment of the sport. Your participation in Keeneland racing and sales funds initiatives that strengthen the sport, allowing us to advance our mission for decades to come.
Keeneland September Book 1 will showcase approximately 200 of the best yearlings in the world before the deepest buying bench in the industry.
Producing more Grade 1 winners than all other North American sales companies combined, Keeneland September represents success at the highest level. In celebration and acknowledgment of buying, selling and racing the best horses in the world, Keeneland offers a new lucrative rewards program to sellers and owners of Keeneland September Book 1 graduates.
Representing 72% of total North American yearling gross sales
The 2016 edition of the September Sale featured unparalleled figures in the upper and middle markets, with impressive year-over-year increases in Book 1.
Book 1 Average
Increased nearly 15% over 2016.
Book 1 Clearance Rate
Book 1 Median
An increase of 20% with 117 fewer horses cataloged year-over-year