Yearling Sale

The World's Yearling Sale

For decades, Keeneland has provided a proven, deep marketplace for selling winners on racing's biggest stages. This September, Keeneland will once again provide an unparalleled opportunity to buy and sell the best yearlings in the world. This is our responsibility and our mission. As our industry navigates a changing global landscape, it is more important than ever to trust Keeneland as your partner to deliver consistency, confidence and limitless opportunity no matter the circumstances.  

Join us for the world's strongest and most influential marketplace beginning Sunday, September 13.

Expanded Bidding Options

Keeneland has expanded our bidding opportunities, delivering a world-class experience no matter your location. Bid over the phone or click Learn More to access the Keeneland Sales Portal for real-time bidding and live video from the sales. You can also view virtual walking inspections throughout the online catalog. If you do choose to attend, trust Keeneland to provide the highest standards in health and safety for a confident on-site bidding experience.

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Access and bid on the auction in real-time through our new online bidding service.

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By Phone

Expanded phone bidding will be available to buyers throughout the sale.

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Additional bidding locations will be available to buyers on-site to allow for proper social distancing.

The World's Most Accomplished Yearling Sale

More graded stakes winners are sold at Keeneland September than all other North American sales combined. That record of success is proven on the track year in and year out, as Keeneland September graduates dominate racing’s biggest stages.


Graded/Group Stakes Wins In 2019


Grade 1 Wins In 2019

2020 winners include:


Kentucky Oaks S. (G1)


Kentucky Derby S. (G1)

Jackie's Warrior

Hopeful S. (G1)

The World's Most Diverse Yearling Sale

This is the broadest market and I think if you're a buyer you're looking for a broad market.

Headley Bell, Mill Ridge

The World's Most Exciting Yearling Sale

The September Sale will kick off a historic fall season in the Bluegrass with the atmosphere and momentum that only Keeneland can provide. From the sales pavilion to the racetrack, Keeneland is primed to showcase the best of Thoroughbred sales and racing to the world this fall.

Make plans to take part in the electricity of 2020 at Keeneland.

It's the number one sale in the world.

Tanya Gunther, Glennwood Farm