September Yearling Sale

September 11-23

Only Keeneland

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.


The Keeneland September Book 1 Bonus

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.

Keeneland September Sale Graduates

Selling more graded stakes winners and champions than all other sales companies combined, buyers travel to Keeneland knowing they can find future racing success at the September Sale.

The Betterment of the Industry

At the core of Keeneland’s mission is the support of the Thoroughbred community. Proceeds from our annual sales are consistently placed back into the sport through higher purses, industry initiatives and the support of the Central Kentucky community.


In Purses

Money from Keeneland Sales fuels one of the richest purse structures in North America. Keeneland makes this contribution above what is required per our horseman agreements.


In Annual Economic Impact

Land owners and the Central Kentucky community experience the impact of Keeneland racing and sales which generate $591 million annually for Fayette County alone.