September

Yearling Sale

Entries Close
Wednesday, May 1

The World's Most Prominent Yearling Sale

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale offers an opportunity unmatched within the Thoroughbred world, with international buyers coming to Keeneland to find the best selection of yearlings. All eyes are on Keeneland September—and the results speak for themselves. Showcase your yearlings among the excitement and electricity of the September Yearling Sale.

Entries close May 1 | Sale Begins September 9

2019 SEPTEMBER SALE FORMAT

Book 1

Monday to Wednesday

Dark Day

Thursday

Book 2

Friday to Saturday

Sale Continues through Saturday, September 21

Historic Success in 2018

Sellers were rewarded with record-breaking success at the 2018 September Sale. Fierce competition from a deep buying bench delivered outstanding results at all levels of the market.

The Highest Gross Sales

$394,975,800

SINCE 2005

Record Average

$129,335

IN 2018

85 Individual Buyers Spent

$1 million +

IN 2018

4th-Highest Gross Receipts in September Sale History

INCREASING NEARLY

$70,000,000

YEAR-OVER-YEAR

Strongest Results at Keeneland September

Keeneland September consistently delivers higher returns on yearlings by the top commercial sires.

SIRE
2018 SEPTEMBER AVERAGE
2018 AVERAGE

WAR FRONT

$782,500

2018 SEPTEMBER AVERAGE

$760,116

2018 AVERAGE

TAPIT

$611,200

2018 SEPTEMBER AVERAGE

$536,923

2018 AVERAGE

CURLIN

$452,485

2018 SEPTEMBER AVERAGE

$447,609

2018 AVERAGE

PIONEEROF THE NILE

$383,467

2018 SEPTEMBER AVERAGE

$353,952

2018 AVERAGE

UNCLE MO

$344,492

2018 SEPTEMBER AVERAGE

$320,928

2018 AVERAGE

Keeneland September Delivers More Seven-Figure Results

Of the 33 seven-figure yearlings sold in North America in 2018, 28 sold at Keeneland.

28 Sold at Keeneland 5 not Sold at Keeneland

The Electric Atmosphere of Book 1

The world’s most prominent yearling sale begins with the premier Book 1 session, showcasing individuals from the top bloodlines around the globe. The presence of major principals in search of quality offerings delivers competition and excitement in the sales ring.

Book 1 at a Glance

$363,780

AVERAGE

260

INDIVIDUAL BUYERS

$300,000

MEDIAN

The Top 10

The Top 10 yearling prices in North America in 2018 came from Keeneland September Book 1.

$2,400,000

War Front – Streaming colt purchased by M.V. Magnier

$2,200,000

American Pharoah – Kindle colt purchased by Godolphin

$2,100,000

Medaglia d’Oro – Exotic Bloom colt purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds

$1,800,000

Curlin – Molly Morgan colt purchased by OXO Equine LLC

$1,750,000

War Front – Seeking Gabrielle filly purchased by Godolphin

$1,600,000

Medaglia d’Oro – Dayatthespa colt purchased by Godolphin

$1,400,000

Tapit – Miss Macy Sue filly purchased by Don Alberto Corporation

$1,400,000

Uncle Mo – Secret colt purchased by Mike Ryan, Agent

$1,400,000

American Pharoah – Bsharpsonata colt purchased by OXO Equine LLC

$1,350,000

Empire Maker – Seeinsbelieven colt purchased by Phoenix Thoroughbreds

41 of the top 50

41 of the top 50 commercial sires in 2018 sold their highest-priced yearling at auction at Keeneland September. Including American Pharoah, Curlin, Empire Maker, Medaglia d’Oro, Uncle Mo, Tapit, War Front and more...

An Unrivaled Opportunity

No other yearling sale can match the energy, excitement and experience of Keeneland September. The Sale offers a proven history of success in the ring and on the track, as well as an experience deserving of the world’s most prominent yearling sale. With the offerings, opportunity, atmosphere and amenities that only Keeneland can provide, the Keeneland September Sale is an event not to be missed for buyers and sellers alike.

Your best opportunity awaits at Keeneland September. Entries close May 1.

ENTER NOW

Rewarding Those Who Choose Keeneland September

Sellers of Keeneland September yearlings are rewarded beyond their results in the sales ring. The September Sale Bonus Program offers cash rewards to sellers when their graduates go on to win at the highest levels of racing.

WIN YOUR 1ST G1:

$10,000

AWARDED TO THE SELLER

WIN YOUR 1ST G2:

$7,500

AWARDED TO THE SELLER

WIN YOUR 1ST G3:

$5,000

AWARDED TO THE SELLER

The World Comes to Keeneland

Keeneland September is a can’t-miss event for the world’s top buyers, creating fierce competition that delivers results in the sales ring. In 2018 Keeneland hosted thousands of buyers, including Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and M.V. Magnier, among many other prominent figures.

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COUNTRIES REPRESENTED BY BUYERS

$95 million

PURCHASES FROM INTERNATIONAL BUYERS IN 2018

1,051

INDIVIDUAL BUYERS IN 2018